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Author Topic: Event Transport-Suncorp Stadium and Gabba Shuttle Buses  (Read 286 times)

Offline Cazza

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Event Transport-Suncorp Stadium and Gabba Shuttle Buses
« on: May 27, 2018, 08:09:21 PM »
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"I was watching footy at the Gabba the other night and it came to my attention (again) of a few issues with the current shuttle buses. I have drawn up some new concepts here:
Gabba: https://www.google.com.au/maps/d/edit?mid=1AzFHeXTu0HZPoPPjJ5W1X7M1LYqIFpNB&ll=-27.470947357090246%2C153.05833159999997&z=12
Suncorp: https://www.google.com.au/maps/d/edit?mid=1viD-hcfMXHtyowvFwC7x8ciJ25qxv5C_&ll=-27.47102824892353%2C153.05616974999998&z=12

Highlighted in the map description, one major issue is that City shuttles stop at Central Station (Ann St) rather than Roma St Station. This means that the spectators chose between getting off the train at Central for a shuttle or at Roma St for the 61 and 340/385 (depending on venue). Roma St itself is a much busier hub where more spectators pass/will pass through (during games at the Gabba, many northside people travel through here; at Suncorp, many southside people). This is why the shuttles should be running from Roma St and not Central Station."


So in brief, the shuttles could be done better and I'm aware that they do cost quite a bit to run (due to them being free and higher wages after a certain time?) but they could do with a bit of an overhaul. Nothing serious. Just a re-routing for 1 or 2 routes, especially the City Shuttle.

Offline James

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Re: Event Transport-Suncorp Stadium and Gabba Shuttle Buses
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018, 05:12:56 PM »
For games at Suncorp, anybody getting off the train at Roma St can simply walk to Suncorp. It is a fair walk, but it is the intention of the infrastructure provided & roads closed for people bound for non-Caboolture/Kippa-Ring/Ipswich/Springfield trains to walk there.

For games at the Gabba, I can see what you mean, there is a bit of a disconnect between the rail network and Woolloongabba. A transfer at South Bank covers most cases, the only line disadvantaged by the current arrangement are Ipswich/Springfield line users who have to go to Central instead of Roma St.

Given the volume of traffic moving to/from the stations, it is better to keep stadium passengers on stadium bus services, so people simply trying to go about their normal day can use their local bus service relatively unhindered. Imagine being left behind on an hourly service because event goers were using the service - you would not be happy!
Is it really that hard to run frequent, reliable public transport?

 

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