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  WHAT IN THE WORLD? AUSTRALIAN BUS
 RAPID TRANSIT – THE BRISBANE BUSWAYS



                  Stephen Lucas
            Immediate Past Chairman
      Bus Industry Confederation of Australia



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   Seven Australasian bus -
    based transit systems
    that qualify for BRT
    status.
   Adelaide North East
    Busway.
   Sydney Liverpool-
    Parramatta Transitway
   Brisbane Busways made
    up of five key arteries is
    the focus of this
    presentation.
BRT IN AUSTRALIA
Brisbane
Busways




           5 April 2005
  Five dedicated busways in the network:

  South East Busway – opened in 2001

  Inner Northern Busway - opened May 2008.

  Northern Busway – to be completed 2012

  Eastern Busway – First stage to be completed this year

  Boggo Road Busway – to be completed this year




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                                                       Chermside
Busway
                                                       Regional shopping centre
                                                       Bus interchange

Locations
                                                        Northern Busway


              Royal Brisbane & Womens Hospital
                      Royal Childrens Hospital

                                                   University of Technology
Inner Northern Busway
                                                    City
                                    Cultural
                                 Recreational              Woolloongabba
                                        Hospital           Sports Arena           Eastern Busway
                 University of Queensland
                                                           Buranda                           Carindale
                             Bus, Cycle &                                         Regional Shopping Centre
                                                                                           Bus Interchange
                             Pedestrian Bridge

                                                                      South East Busway

     Status                                                                Regional Shopping Centre
     Opening July 2009                      Griffith University            Bus Interchange
                                                                           Upper Mt Gravatt
     Under construction (completion 2012)                                   (Garden City)
     Programmed for completion beyond 2012                                             Eight Mile Plains
                                                                                         Park & Ride
Inner                Inner Northern Busway Stage 2
Northern
Busway                             opened May 2008
Stage 1


                                   Roma St Station (integrated with rail station)




                                                                    King George
                                                                    Square Station




                                                                            Queen St
       Pre-existing Busway                                                  Bus Station
                                                                            (underground)
       KGS Section (underground)
                                                          SE Busway
       Roma St Section (surface)
The South East Busway, cost a total of A$350 million or A$21.875 million per
km (16km) and moves around 30 million people a year in Brisbane.

The South East Busway, carries 18,000 people per hour, in the morning at its
busiest peak.

There has been a 180% increase in patronage on major bus routes since
opening the South East Busway.

More than 70% of network passengers use some part of a Busway in their
journey.

Total network patronage has increased by 50% in the last 5 years.




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    Integration – South East Busway

   Range of
                              66+rail     Cultural
                                          Centre       Queen St
                              routes                   CITY
    intra-regional
    transfer opportunities
                             39+railSouth
                                    Bank             Woolloongabba     24 routes
                             routes
   Scope of rail & bus                 Mater Hill
                                                        Buranda       29+rail
    service transfer                          39                      routes
                                              routes
    opportunities at principal                              Greenslopes
    transfer points illustrated
    on diagram.                                                   Holland Park West


   Cultural Centre Station, with                           17       Griffith University
    66 routes than span the entire                          routes
    network, is a powerful transfer                                        Upper Mt Gravatt
    point.
                                                                  29        (Garden City)
                                                                  routes
                                                                               Eight Mile Plains
Tunnels




             More than 2 km of tunnel
             Longest tunnel - 720m
Viaducts




           Holland Park West station
Holland Park West station
Stations
   Stair & elevator tower

   Stopping lane

   Passing lane
Stations




   Impressive entrances
   Busway lanes on bridge
    between Cultural Centre
    and the City
   Previously general traffic
    lanes
   Cultural Centre Station
    approaching the City
   Busiest station
     – bus every 18 seconds
       in peak direction in
       peak 1 hour

   However, not the busiest
    part of the busway!
   At that location
    (Woolloongabba
    Junction) there is a bus
    every 10.5 seconds.
Entrance to 720 metre tunnel between South Bank and Mater Hill
Woolloongabba
Buranda


•   Bus - rail interchange
Upper Mt Gravatt (Garden City)


•   Bus - bus interchange
                                 Station
                South
•   Regional shopping centre
                Bank




            Interchange
Eight Mile Plains
                              Queen St
             Cultural
             Centre
•   Park & ride
                  South
                  Bank
                          Mater
                          Hill

                          Buranda




                           Greenslopes




                          Holland Park West




                                  Griffith University



                                       Upper Mt Gravatt
                                        (Garden City)



                                  Eight Mile Plains
          Roma St Station
Shared bus / rail island platform
The ultimate integration!

				
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