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Media release 30th May 2017

SEQ: Victoria Point Central bus station planned upgrade botched!

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 said the consultation for the Victoria Point Central bus station has been shambolic and now appears that the community will be stuck with another botched TransLink project (1).

Robert Dow, Spokesman for RAIL Back On Track said:

"The original design for this bus station was a split platforms separated by a busy 4 lane road. Concerns have been raised that in order to make connections passengers will have to attempt to walk 60 to 70m to traffic lights, wait to cross this dangerous Cleveland-Redland road, and then walk another 60 to 70m to the other platform and hope they make the next bus connection. The platforms are divided by a main road which increases walking times, makes transfers difficult, and passengers are right up adjacent to a main road - with the risks that entails."

"Despite feedback pointing out this major issue to TransLink, with other solutions, it has been ignored.  It now appears TransLink is going to proceed with the botched arrangement of split platforms on a dangerous road. Consultation has been largely symbolic and shambolic sadly. People who put in very detailed feedback have been ignored and not even given the courtesy of detailed responses (2). "

"The proposed design will also cause conflicting movements between buses pulling out of the platform going straight ahead and cars turning left at the next intersection (3).

"This bus region has largely low frequency bus services and it is very important that the infrastructure to support the bus network facilitates easy connections.  The area also has a significant elderly demographic, who will find it difficult to use the network if this bus station goes ahead as planned."

"We call on the Transport Minister, Deputy Premier Trad to stop this project and institute an urgent review.  The citizens of Redlands deserve better than this planned botch."

Contact:

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

References:

1. https://translink.com.au/about-translink/projects-and-initiatives/victoria-point-central

2. https://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=12353.msg193105#msg193105

3.  https://translink.com.au/sites/default/files/assets/resources/about-translink/projects-initiatives/victoria-point-central/victoria-point-central-bus-station-map.jpg

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