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Media Release 13 Sep 2006 - On the buses!

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On the buses!
Media Release 13 September 2006

RAIL ? Back On Track (http://backontrack.org) a web based community organisation for the promotion of rail throughout Australia  has said that recent revelations concerning potential bus passengers being continually left stranded at over 300 stops daily in Brisbane (Courier Mail 13 September) highlights the need for immediate and long term  transport solutions.

?Simply introducing more buses to those routes affected is an expensive and only a short term fix.  In a few months more buses will be needed. Besides, the CBD in Brisbane is fast approaching kerbside bus saturation in any case.  Brisbane has an efficient suburban railway network.  By changing bus routes to feed into interchange railway stations this will eliminate much of the parallel running of buses into the CBD. It will also free up buses.  This will go a long way to ensuring that no one will be left standing.?

?For example, overcrowded buses from Forest Lake could feed into Darra railway station.  Trains presently terminating at Corinda could run through to Darra as well with no extra system requirements. A major issue with public transport in Brisbane is the lack of proper integration of our buses with rail.?

?The solutions are available now if there was an effective overall transport plan in place.  A six car suburban train has the capacity of 15 buses.?  

?Let?s get with it  Brisbane!?


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