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Offline Nina M Blackwell

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Route 209 between Carindale Bus Terminal and UQ Lakes
« on: September 26, 2015, 12:04:50 PM »
Hello all.  The first bus on a Saturday from Carindale is 8:15 or so arriving at UQ Lakes about an hour later.  How reliable is this bus particularly on Saturdays?

Offline Golliwog

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Re: Route 209 between Carindale Bus Terminal and UQ Lakes
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2015, 01:46:27 PM »
Don't think it'd be too bad, but if you're coming from Carindale, you could also catch a 222 to Buranda Busway where you can still hop on a 209, but also a 139 or 169 that all run to UQ.
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Offline James

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Re: Route 209 between Carindale Bus Terminal and UQ Lakes
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2015, 03:50:24 PM »
Don't think it'd be too bad, but if you're coming from Carindale, you could also catch a 222 to Buranda Busway where you can still hop on a 209, but also a 139 or 169 that all run to UQ.

139 doesn't operate on Saturdays. The 169 also syncs up badly with the 222 (169 departs 1 min after the 222 leaves), so beware that. You may be better off just changing to a 66 at Mater Hill.

On the whole, the 209 is pretty reliable and often runs a bit early, mainly because nobody is travelling on it on a weekend because there's no undergrad classes occurring (just a few postgrad ones).
Is it really that hard to run frequent, reliable public transport?

Offline Nina M Blackwell

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Re: Route 209 between Carindale Bus Terminal and UQ Lakes
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2015, 07:41:40 AM »
Thanks everyone.  It's just that my son had a meeting at 9.00 at the Uni on Sat.  We live in Cleveland and it is a bloody long drive out to UQ with pretty heavy traffic even at 8am on a Saturday.  I told him next time I'm taking him to Carindale to catch the 209!

 

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