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Media release 17th November 2013



SEQ: A combination bus rail solution for inner Brisbane welcome!

RAIL Back On Track (http://backontrack.org) a web based community support group for rail and public transport and an advocate for public transport passengers has welcomed the announcement of the joint bus and tunnel linking Dutton Park to Bowen Hills (1).

Robert Dow, Spokesman for RAIL Back On Track said:

"The Newman Government will today commit to the joint bus and rail tunnel for inner Brisbane (1).  This is exciting and welcome news!"

"RAIL Back On Track has suggested previously that a dual mode tunnel - combined bus and rail, for positioning public transport in Brisbane was a logical and cost effective solution (2)."

"Both the bus system and the rail system need future capacity enhancements."

"As single projects the Adelaide St bus tunnel/bridge and Cross River Rail were simply too expensive.  By considering a plan as to be outlined by the Premier significant cost savings can be achieved while delivering the capacity gains for the network."

"It should be stressed though that the Brisbane Underground project needs to be constructed with a view to expansion in the future.  For example new rail stations should be constructed in a space to allow nine car trains.  The bus tunnel segment be of such size to allow rail or light rail modifications down the track.  Future proofing is essential, there will be only one chance to get it right!"

"This is great news for Queensland!  Well done!!"

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Robert Dow
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RAIL Back On Track http://backontrack.org

References:

1. http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/lnp-government-puts-5b-seal-on-plan-to-revolutionise-inner-city-public-transport/story-fnihsrf2-1226761712837

2. http://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=9972.msg131193#msg131193
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