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Offline aldonius

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Spring Hill - towards a legible, frequent service
« on: July 07, 2019, 05:55:26 PM »
It's been noted on a few occasions that service to Spring Hill is... somewhat lacking, at least as far as legibility goes. It gets a number of P-rockets through it, but they don't exist outside of peak. The 'via Valley' services combine for a quite frequent hotspot at Brunswick/Water off the northern edge of the suburb, but the core isn't well serviced.

I consider northern St Pauls Tce to be similarly underserviced.

I suggest a route that runs Edmonstone Rd, Abbotsford Rd - Markwell St - St Pauls Tce, Brunswick St, Water St - Little Edward St - Upper Edward St, and then looping Edward, Queen, Creek, Wickham, Upper Edward like the 321 does.

I'd suggest it run weekday-frequent and then half-hourly at night and on weekends.

Meanwhile, the existing Spring Hill Loop should perhaps be reformed, and definitely upgraded to the same frequency and span as above.

Thoughts?

Offline techblitz

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Re: Spring Hill - towards a legible, frequent service
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2019, 06:52:32 PM »
Yes definitely time to review bus services along st paul terrace and around the valley.....the whole area has gotten too busy for its own boots.....fortitude valley station is not coping with the influx of new residents ever since those two massive residential towers opened near the station.....if they can be kept away from the station....and put onto buses.....im all for it...

Offline #Metro

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Re: Spring Hill - towards a legible, frequent service
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2019, 08:44:30 PM »

I'd say an all-day service from Ashgrove to RBWH, then on the busway, through Spring Hill and then into the CBD would be good.

The road network is a bit of a mess due to the 1960s one-way couplets etc. Not sure if that will ever change.

Does Edward street have to be one way?
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Offline aldonius

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Re: Spring Hill - towards a legible, frequent service
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2019, 05:07:00 AM »
Edward St is one-way south of Turbot St.

Inbound of Ashgrove is a different kettle of fish; IMHO it would be better to adopt the BUZ 380 plan we put forward five years ago.

Offline James

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Re: Spring Hill - towards a legible, frequent service
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2019, 11:00:39 PM »
To resurrect the old RBoT Bus Network Proposal (tiny.cc/newnetwork), I think what was put forward here was fine. Half-hourly off-peak, 15 minutes in peak - possibly more. Spring Hill deserves better than the current appalling level of service, but unless it is easy (and fast) to put a BUZ in there, I wouldn't - it is close enough to the CBD that one would walk rather than pay $2.63 for a trip, the main benefit comes from transfers and reducing the parking issues in this area.

Also, re: St Pauls Tce, I don't think you'll ever take more than a lazy minority off the trains around here just because of the sheer volume of services through FV Station.

Yes definitely time to review bus services along st paul terrace and around the valley.....the whole area has gotten too busy for its own boots.....fortitude valley station is not coping with the influx of new residents ever since those two massive residential towers opened near the station.....if they can be kept away from the station....and put onto buses.....im all for it...

It's a train station with a theoretical capacity of 44tph. If it needs a second access constructed, I'd be all for that, but I don't think the area is too busy for its boots.
Is it really that hard to run frequent, reliable public transport?

 

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