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« on: July 30, 2010, 06:37:28 AM »
http://www.translink.com.au/servicechange.php?1280434348

Ferry Disruption - All services

All ferry services are suspended until further notice, due to heavy fog.
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 09:12:55 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 08:18:42 AM »
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Brisbane River faces debris danger

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October 13, 2010 - 7:39AM

he Brisbane River will be affected by debris and will change colour as thousands of megalitres of water from this week's downpour and released from the dam pass through the city, forecasters say.

Drenching rains have pushed the Wivenhoe Dam above its normal full supply levels and authorities last week began releasing water from the storage system, 80 kilometres upstream from Brisbane.

The number of floodgates opened at the spill way increased from one to five overnight, with authorities beginning to release water into the river at the rate of 130,000 megalitres a day until it returns to its full water supply level.

CityCat and CityFerry services will continue today, but will run at reduced speeds to avoid any debris.

Maritime Safety Queensland conducted a sweep of the river yesterday afternoon and collected any large items,

The safety risk will be reassessed tomorrow.

Bureau of Meteorology senior hydrologist Jimmy Stuart said yesterday the release of water would lead to some increase in river levels and water would be flowing faster.

"There will be some increase velocities, but whether you'll notice it, certainly in the city, I very much doubt," he said.

"There'll probably be some additional debris and colour in the river."

Mr Stuart said he had already seen some debris in the Brisbane River but it was unclear how much extra material - such as logs and large tree branches - would be present.

The SEQ Water Grid Communications Unit was yesterday unable to say when the extra water would be flowing through the city, but said people were unlikely to notice any difference.

"We don't believe there will be any significant visual impact on the Brisbane River," a spokeswoman said.

Translink last night said it was monitoring conditions to determine whether the CityCat and CityFerry fleet could continue to operate.

In May last year, wild weather and flash flooding pushed debris into the Brisbane River and forced the suspension of CityCat and CityFerry services for numerous days.

Brisbane City Council replaced the ferries with shuttle bus services after discovering large logs, tree trunks, car tyres, a gas cylinder, an aluminium fuel tank and equestion equipment floating in the river.

In November 2008, all CityCat services were stopped after 6pm following the discovery of storm debris from the flood-swollen Bremer River drifting into the Brisbane River.

The Moggill Ferry will not operate today due to minor debris in the western reach of the river.

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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2010, 08:27:55 AM »
Caught the 8.18pm citycat last night to the regatta to connect to the 8.44pm half hourly service to Oxley. Very slow ferry ride with spotlight out on the bridge looking for debris - and there was no way I was going to wait another 30 minutes for a train so had to double time it from the regatta to the station and made it in 6 minutes with one minute to spare.

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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010, 07:12:47 AM »
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2010, 07:26:23 AM »
http://www.translink.com.au/servicechange.php?1287003720

CityCat and CityFerry services suspended

CityCat and CityFerry services have been suspended due to debris in the river from previous heavy weather conditions.

The following bus services connect with CityCat terminals: 

    * Apollo Road:  230, 231, 235, 236
    * Bretts Wharf:  300, 302, 305
    * Bulimba:  230, 231, 232
    * Teneriffe:  199 BUZ, 393, 470
    * Hawthorne:  232
    * New Farm Park:  195, 196, 197
    * Mowbray Park:  227, 232
    * Sydney Street:  195, 196, 197
    * Riverside:  Free City Loop bus (Mon-Fri)
    * QUT Gardens Point:  No connecting bus
    * South Bank:  66, 111 BUZ, 130 BUZ, 140 BUZ, 150 BUZ, 200 BUZ
    * North Quay:  Queen Street Bus Station (approx. 75m)
    * Regatta:  411, 415, 417, 433, 445 CityXpress Services: 412, 425, 430, 444 BUZ, 450, 453,454, 460 from ‘Wesley Hospital’ bus stop 9(approx. 350m towards the City)
    * Guyatt Park:  402, 412
    * West End:  192, 199 BUZ
    * University of Queensland:  109, 139, 169, 192, 209 from UQ Lakes Bus Station (approx. 500m)
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2010, 07:43:18 AM »
Brisbanetimes --> CityCats, ferries cancelled as debris washes into river
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Re: Ferry Delays
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2010, 08:12:56 AM »
They are prepared though. I haven't seen much of the river but crossing the UQ green bridge I noticed a CityCat parked waiting at a disused pontoon that IIRC used to be used by the Dutton Park Ferry, just down stream from the bridge.
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2010, 03:07:30 PM »
http://translink.com.au/servicechange.php?1287003720

CityCat and CityFerry services suspended

CityCat and CityFerry services will continue to be suspended throughout this afternoon and overnight due to debris in the river from previous heavy weather conditions.

Information on additional afternoon peak bus services will be available soon.
The following regular bus services connect with CityCat terminals: 
·         Apollo Road:  230, 231, 235, 236
·         Bretts Wharf:  300, 302, 305
·         Bulimba:  230, 231, 232
·         Teneriffe:  199 BUZ, 393, 470, CityGlider
·         Hawthorne:  232
·         New Farm Park:  195, 196, 197
·         Mowbray Park:  227, 232
·         Sydney Street:  195, 196, 197
·         Riverside:  Free City Loop bus (Mon Fri)
·         QUT Gardens Point:  No connecting bus
·         South Bank:  66, 111 BUZ, 130 BUZ, 140 BUZ, 150 BUZ, 200 BUZ
·         North Quay:  Queen Street Bus Station (approx. 75m)
·         Regatta:  411, 415, 417, 433, 445 CityXpress Services: 412, 425, 430, 444 BUZ, 450, 453,454, 460 from ‘Wesley Hospital’ bus stop 9 (approx. 350m towards the City)
·         Guyatt Park:  402, 412
·         West End:  192, 199 BUZ, CityGlider
·         University of Queensland:  109, 139, 169, 192, 209 from UQ Lakes Bus Station (approx. 500m)
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Re: Ferry Delays
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2010, 05:43:57 PM »
They are prepared though. I haven't seen much of the river but crossing the UQ green bridge I noticed a CityCat parked waiting at a disused pontoon that IIRC used to be used by the Dutton Park Ferry, just down stream from the bridge.

I'm pretty sure they always park one at UQ over night so they can commence services from there early the next morning. There are a few car spaces at UQ reserved for CityCat stafff.

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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2010, 06:58:39 PM »
oops ...  18.54pm 14th Oct 2010



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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2010, 07:17:24 PM »
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http://www.translink.com.au/servicechange.php?1287044803

CityCat and CityFerry services suspended Friday

CityCat and CityFerry services will continue to be suspended during Friday morning, due to debris in the river from previous heavy weather conditions.

The following regular bus services connect with CityCat terminals:

·         Apollo Road:  230, 231, 235, 236

·         Bretts Wharf:  300, 302, 305

·         Bulimba:  230, 231, 232

·         Teneriffe:  199 BUZ, 393, 470, CityGlider

·         Hawthorne:  232

·         New Farm Park:  195, 196, 197

·         Mowbray Park:  227, 232

·         Sydney Street:  195, 196, 197

·         Riverside:  Free City Loop bus (Mon Fri)

·         QUT Gardens Point:  No connecting bus

·         South Bank:  66, 111 BUZ, 130 BUZ, 140 BUZ, 150 BUZ, 200 BUZ

·         North Quay:  Queen Street Bus Station (approx. 75m)

·         Regatta:  411, 415, 417, 433, 445 CityXpress Services: 412, 425, 430, 444 BUZ, 450, 453,454, 460 from ‘Wesley Hospital’ bus stop 9 (approx. 350m towards the City)

·         Guyatt Park:  402, 412

·         West End:  192, 199 BUZ, CityGlider

·         University of Queensland:  109, 139, 169, 192, 209 from UQ Lakes Bus Station (approx. 500m)

Additional services during this morning's peak period include:

Shuttle bus services travelling to CBD will operate from Mowbray Park, Hawthorne & Bulimba ferry terminals.
Buses will commence at the Bulimba & Hawthorne ferry terminals at 6.00am and run on a loop approximately every 20 minutes.

Buses will pick up as required,

·         along Wynnum Road near the Norman Park ferry terminal

·         opposite Mowbray Park (inbound bus stop 14/12 ‘East Brisbane Bowls’, Lytton Road)

Buses will set-down at,

·         All Hallows (Fortitude Valley)

·         Riverside Centre (Eagle Street bus stop 152) 

·         QUT Gardens Point (Alice Street bus stop 94)

The last shuttle bus services will depart Bulimba and Hawthorne ferry terminals at approximately 9.00am.
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« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2010, 06:55:18 AM »
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CityCats still out of action

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 Dan Nancarrow
October 15, 2010 - 6:35AM

All CityCat and ferry services remain suspended in  Brisbane this morning.

Translink cancelled CityCat and CityFerry services yesterday due to debris in the river from this week's heavy rain and flooding.

Lord Mayor Campbell Newman said yesterday he was unsure when ferry services would resume.

‘‘That will depend on whether the all clear is given from the river,’’ he said.

‘‘When I checked this morning river levels were still rising, there was a lot of water coming down from upstream and that will take a day or two for that flood peak to come down.’’

Cr Newman said it would then be up to the harbourmaster, Maritime Safety Queensland and ferry officers to allow services to recommence.

Bus services will replace ferries at all ferry stops, including extra shuttle bus services between the CBD and Mowbray Park, Hawthorne and Bulimba terminals.

In May last year, wild weather and flash flooding pushed debris into the Brisbane River and forced the suspension of CityCat and CityFerry services for several days.

Brisbane City Council replaced the ferries with shuttle bus services after discovering large logs, tree trunks, car tyres, a gas cylinder, an aluminium fuel tank and equestrian equipment floating in the river.

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« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2010, 11:01:07 AM »
Headed out to UQ Lakes earlier this morning.  4 CityCats moored - two at Dutton Park terminal and two at the main UQ terminal.  Lots of river debris, clear why no river transport. Got some good photographs, not often is there a river shutdown.  Now inbound ex Corinda on SMU250. Touched off at Buranda bus and touched back on at Corinda rail - continuation of travel (had horseless carriage transport from Buranda back to Corinda).
The bus 169  from Buranda to UQ Lakes was a full artic.

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« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2010, 02:13:16 PM »
Photographs at UQ Lakes 15th October 2010, river and bus --> http://railbotforum.org/mbs/index.php?topic=4653.0
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« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2010, 10:07:53 PM »
I saw a mini ferry cruising around today. Are they back in action?

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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2010, 07:24:16 AM »
No services CityCat CityFerry 16th October 2010 Saturday

--> http://www.translink.com.au/servicechange.php?1287105057
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« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2010, 12:23:50 PM »
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« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2010, 12:24:44 PM »
http://www.translink.com.au/servicechange.php?1287105057

CityCat and CityFerry services resumed


CityCat and CityFerry services have resumed and are running at reduced speeds. Maritime Safety Queensland, TransdevTSL and Brisbane City Council will continue to monitor river conditions throughout the day to ensure the safety of passengers and crew is upheld. Passengers are thanked for their patience while services were offline.
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« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2010, 02:12:30 PM »
http://www.translink.com.au/servicechange.php?1287373011

Bretts Wharf CityCat terminal - closed

Bretts Wharf ferry terminal is temporarily closed.

Passengers should use alternate bus services including 300, 302 and 305.
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« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2010, 06:39:36 AM »
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« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2010, 06:47:51 AM »
http://www.translink.com.au/servicechange.php?1287952341

CityCat/CityFerry -Riverside stop closed

CityCat/CityFerry services are not servicing between Sydney Street and QUT Gardens Point stops this morning due to a police incident.

Services reaching these stops will be turning back.  Shuttle services are being arranged for between these stops. 

Normal timetable services may be delayed during this time.
 
Affected services

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« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2010, 07:28:42 AM »
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Bomb threat in Brisbane CBD

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Bomb threat in Brisbane CBD
October 25, 2010 - 6:53AM

A man is allegedly threatening to blow up a boat at a ferry terminal in Brisbane's CBD this morning.

Police have set up a 100-metre exclusion zone at the Riverside Centre on Eagle Street, between Holman and Thornton streets

Eagle Street and Riverside piers have been cordoned off and a number of businesses have been closed.

Police and emergency services have surrounded Eagle Street Pier.

All CityCat and CityFerry services to the precinct have been suspended. Motorists have been urged to avoid the area.

The Riverside walkway has also been closed with pedestrians being advised to seek alternatives routes.

Police have been joined at the scene by fire crews and ambulance officers.
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« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2010, 01:11:14 PM »
The boat and everything is still there. Will it be sorted before the evening peak?
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« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2010, 01:14:34 PM »
Can't use tasers, petrol involved... can't shoot as he is only a threat to himself, dangerous to storm the boat and try to capture him as there is petrol splashed around which could ignite. Maybe try dressing up a couple of sert operatives in stunt person outfits which could withstand flames and then jump onboard and grab him. Looks like they are trying to negotiate him out though.

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« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2010, 07:34:18 PM »
Can't they hit him with a fire hose or something? Anything that knocks him around a bit and confuses him enough to allow someone to grab him and end this circus.

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« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2010, 07:37:46 PM »
Yep I suspect that it's one of the options being considered along with a myriad of others including the bean bag shotgun approach, nets etc however I would suggest that it will be over before morning and finished via negotiation or tactical intervention before the sun rises.

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« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2010, 07:41:15 PM »
Yeah I think the problem with today was that everyone was watching. I heard one of the neighbouring buildings opened up to the public so people could go up and have a look from their windows. They wouldn't want to do anything that could be seen as over the top in front of everyone, especially with todays media often making mountains out of molehills.
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« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2010, 03:58:20 AM »
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« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2010, 10:32:07 AM »
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The Bulimba-Teneriffe ferry service is suspended until at least 11am, due to high tide.

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Bulimba to Teneriffe ferry cancelled

The Bulimba to Teneriffe ferry service is suspended until at least 11am, due to a very high tide in the Brisbane River.
Affected Services

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« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2010, 12:20:05 PM »
Brisbanetimes --> Monster tide closes CityCat terminals

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December 22, 2010 - 12:10PM

Low-lying areas have been flooded this morning due to an extremely high tide in the already swollen Brisbane River.

The tide has risen between 20 and 30 centimetres above the predicted mark of 1.9 metres.

The rising waters have already inundated Commercial Road in Teneriffe, near the ferry terminal, and Mowbray Park at East Brisbane, with waters flowing over footpaths, bikeways, park benches and ferry terminals.

Northey Street at Windsor has also been affected by the tidal flooding.

The flooding has also caused chaos on Abbotsford Road in Bowen Hills, as stunned motorists were forced to negotiate the rising waters.

The Teneriffe, Norman Park and Hawthorne CityCat and CityFerry terminals were temporarily closed this morning as a safety measure, but have since re-opened.

Cross-river ferries that usually stop at Eagle Street Pier have been diverted to the Riverside CityCat terminal.

"All CityCats and CityFerries remaining in operation are running at reduced speeds to minimise the wake created and will not be running to timetable until after midday," a Brisbane City Council spokeswoman said.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Geoff Doueal said the extremely high tide was the result of warm ocean temperatures off the south-east Queensland coast.

"It is an interesting situation," he said.

Neither the heavy rainfall nor the inflows from Wivenhoe Dam have played a part, Mr Doueal said.

"The ocean has heated and in a sense expanded, pushing the high tide even higher,' he said.

Mr Doueal said the low pressure system over the south-east was also pushing down on the tide causing the river to swell.

The temperature of ocean waters off Point Lookout at Tweed Heads reached 26 degrees this morning, two degrees above average.

Mr Doueal said sea level maps were showing the ocean was warmer closer to the coast, but much cooler in deeper waters due to a "cyclonic ocean current".

"It's a combination of this cyclonic current and the warmer ocean temperatures close to the coast that has really affected the water level," he said.

Just last week the federal government released flood mapping highlighting the affects of rising sea levels with climate change.

The projections measured the impact of high tides resulting from seas rising various levels between 0.5 metres by the end of the century, which is considered unavoidable, and 1.1 metres.

"Today's flooding really reflects that concept," Mr Doueal said.

The maps show low-lying suburbs alongside Brisbane's creeks and lakes are most at risk of being inundated by king tides caused by rising sea levels.

Brisbane City Council has warned that similar tide heights are expected tomorrow and Friday.

"Commuters can expect some closures of CityCat and CityFerry terminals and for online services to be again running at reduced speeds," the council spokeswoman said.

"Tomorrow, services will be impacted from approximately 11.30am, and around 12.15pm on Friday."
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« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2010, 04:22:46 PM »
http://www.translink.com.au/travel-information/service-updates/bulletin/1292998441

Services suspended from 7pm tonight

All CityCat and CityFerry services will be suspended from 7pm tonight, the 22nd of December, due to excessive debris and poor visibility on the Brisbane River following recent heavy rainfall.

Customers should reconsider their travel options when travelling in areas near the Brisbane River this evening. 

Affected Services

    * CityCat
    * Bulimba to Teneriffe
    * Holman Street to Thorton Street
    * Norman Park to New Farm Park
    * Sydney Street to North Quay
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« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2010, 05:33:04 PM »
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Brisbane ferries to stop from 7pm

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Brisbane ferries to stop from 7pm
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December 22, 2010 - 4:44PM

CityCat and CityFerry services will be stopped from 7 tonight due to debris floating in the Brisbane River after a monster tide flooded low-lying areas of the city today.

A Brisbane City Council spokeswoman said all services would resume from tomorrow morning, unless otherwise advised.

The Brett's Wharf CityCat terminal will also be closed for two days for urgent repairs.

A shuttle bus will run on Kingsford Smith Drive between 6am and 10pm for passengers who would normally use the Brett's Wharf terminal until repairs are finished.

The buses will run to the Teneriffe ferry terminal for connecting CityCat services.

Commuters should check translink.com.au for more information.

Meanwhile, a monster tide that caused the Brisbane River to flood low-lying areas of the city this morning has receded.

The tide in the Brisbane River rose between 20 and 30 centimetres above the predicted mark of 1.9 metres.

The waters inundated Commercial Road in Teneriffe, near the ferry terminal, and Mowbray Park at East Brisbane, flowing over footpaths, bikeways, park benches and ferry terminals.

The tide peaked at 11am, before receding shortly after midday.

Brisbane City Council has warned that similar tide heights are expected tomorrow and Friday.

The Teneriffe, Norman Park and Hawthorne CityCat and CityFerry terminals were temporarily closed this morning as a safety measure, but have since re-opened.

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Re: Ferry Delays
« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2010, 06:38:34 AM »
http://www.translink.com.au/travel-information/service-updates/bulletin/1293048974

CityCat and CityFerry services resumed

CityCat and CityFerry services are running normal services this morning.

Brett's Wharf City Cat stop is closed until 25 December 2010 for emergency repairs.

A shuttle bus service has been arranged for passengers wishing to get to and from Brett's Wharf between 6am and 10pm.

Passengers travelling to Brett's Wharf can catch the City Cat to Bulimba then transfer to the Bulimba-Teneriffe cross river ferry.  After exiting the ferry at Teneriffe, passengers can transfer to the shuttle bus to Brett's Wharf.

Passengers travelling from Brett's Wharf can catch the shuttle bus to Tenerrife to reboard ferry and City Cat services.

To get to the city, passengers can catch bus routes 300, 302 or 305, which stops at Racecourse Road and Kingsford Smith Driv
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Re: Ferry Delays
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2010, 10:29:35 AM »
http://www.translink.com.au/travel-information/service-updates/bulletin/1293063886

Bulimba-Teneriffe CityFerry services suspended

The Bulimba-Teneriffe CityFerry services is currently suspended due to high tides in the Brisbane river.

Services are expected to resume as the tide recedes.

Affected Services

    * Bulimba to Teneriffe
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« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2010, 10:30:32 AM »
http://www.translink.com.au/travel-information/service-updates/bulletin/1293063695

CityCat & ferry service operating on reduced speed

All operating CityCat and CityFerry services are currently running at a reduced speed due to the high tide in the Brisbane River.

Passengers can expect some delays.

Affected Services

    * CityCat
    * Bulimba to Teneriffe
    * Holman Street to Thorton Street
    * Norman Park to New Farm Park
    * Sydney Street to North Quay
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« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2010, 10:51:54 AM »
Brisbanetimes --> More flooding as monthly rainfall triples
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« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2010, 06:29:27 PM »
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« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2011, 02:22:46 PM »
http://translink.com.au/travel-information/service-updates/bulletin/1294632589

Teneriffe & West End river terminals closed

The West End and Teneriffe terminals are temporarily closed due to flooding with today's high tide.

The cross river CityFerry service between Teneriffe and Bulimba terminals is temporarily offline.

Bus routes 199, CityGlider and the 470 service Teneriffe.

Bus routes 192, 199 and CityGlider service West End.

All CityCat and CityFerry services are running at reduced speeds to minimise the wake due to the river level.
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