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Jon Bryant

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Ipswich - Browns Plans - Beenleigh - Gold Coast
« on: April 21, 2009, 09:13:26 PM »
I know there are 10-15 lines that need to be built around SEQ so what is another one. 

At present travel between Ipswich and the Gold Coast requires a trip via the Roma Street (unless there is way to cross between Corinda and Yeerongapilly but I doubt it.)   An option would be to break off the Ipswich line at Wacol travel to Browns Plains then across to Beenleigh.  Would also provide public transport to the industrial estates along the Logan Motorway.

It could also be extened past Beenleigh and loop around to link with the Cleveland line thus servicing the growing Redland Bay corrdior.

Thoughts?
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Offline Arnz

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Re: Ipswich - Browns Plans - Beenleigh - Gold Coast
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 09:41:19 PM »
I know there are 10-15 lines that need to be built around SEQ so what is another one. 

Extending the Airport Line, cross the Shorncliffe Line and rejoin the North Coast Line around Fitzgibbon (before Bald Hills).

If that actually happened (yea right!  ::))  I could imagine the platform annoucement had there been a Gold Coast Airport to Sunshine Coast Airport service via South Brisbane, Brisbane Central and Brisbane Airport  :-w
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Re: Ipswich - Browns Plans - Beenleigh - Gold Coast
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 10:33:43 PM »
well there is going to need to be a link up for the airport line from the north so sunshine coast services can get to the airport, the Ipswich to beenliegh to cleveland via redlands  link is a great idea that should at least be investigated
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Re: Ipswich - Browns Plans - Beenleigh - Gold Coast
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 10:50:34 PM »
At present travel between Ipswich and the Gold Coast requires a trip via the Roma Street (unless there is way to cross between Corinda and Yeerongapilly but I doubt it.)   An option would be to break off the Ipswich line at Wacol travel to Browns Plains then across to Beenleigh.  Would also provide public transport to the industrial estates along the Logan Motorway.

It could also be extened past Beenleigh and loop around to link with the Cleveland line thus servicing the growing Redland Bay corrdior.

Thoughts?

Yerongpilly to Corinda: you can travel via the Tennyson line during peak times (very limited services), otherwise catch railbus 104.  AFAIK there used to be railcar/ICE services, but not anymore.

Extending the new Springfield line to Beenleigh and Cleveland might be a better idea, but I don't know much about this new line.

Sunshine Coast services already go past the Airport line, passengers just need a service change at Bowen Hills.  The real benefit of extending the Airport line is to service new areas (if viable), not connecting it up with the north coast.
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Re: Ipswich - Browns Plans - Beenleigh - Gold Coast
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2009, 06:33:08 PM »
Some great ideas for the future guys.
1) I think its a real shame the Sandgate line ends where it does.
If it wasn't for a prohibitive bridge cost i bet the Kippa Ring residents would love to see it end up there.
Does anyone know what the land surface is like to the East of Mango Hill.
Going over land may increase the cost/ benefit ratio a bit compared to parrallelling the Houghton.


I was also particularly interested in a line from Ipswich - Beenleigh (Sth) region having to go into Roma St.
Gee . . . imagine how such a line would free up seats into Roma st. from the South & West.

Do you have any figures on passengers requiring this, Jon B ?
Such a line may be EVEN MORE popular than proposed alignments from Toowong - Westend into CBD.
Think re it !  :-w


Lastly, I don't see the idea of extending the new CBD line North as being over the top at all. Lets see. W'Gabba - Bowen Hills - Newmarket - Alderley - (turn North) along Trout Rd transport corridor up to Carseldine/ Bald Hills. From Bald Hills continue North to  - Kippa Ring.

Benefits of such an alignment: the Kippa Ring folk get their rail line as its now not simply an awkward spur but an actual dedicated line.
The old Carseldine precinct is ripe for urban renewal - hence ripe for a TOD,
Fitzgibbon gets its TOD,
The region encompassing Everton Park & Bridgman Downs get rail. Hence some fewer kms travelled by car, & finally
The Wgabba - Bowen Hills section of line continues significantly into existing urban areas with no existing railway.

Requirements: Staged project, with bipartisan political agreement on a transport plan for SEQ.
Stable - good economic times.
The politicians/ decision makers would need to transform themselves & realise that they were put there, by the people, for the people.
Think re it. Such roads are built, why not rail.

 

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