Presentation on theme: "APTA BRT Conference Seattle, Washington WHAT IN THE WORLD? AUSTRALIAN BUS RAPID TRANSIT – THE BRISBANE BUSWAYS Stephen Lucas Immediate Past Chairman Bus."— Presentation transcript:
APTA BRT Conference Seattle, Washington WHAT IN THE WORLD? AUSTRALIAN BUS RAPID TRANSIT – THE BRISBANE BUSWAYS Stephen Lucas Immediate Past Chairman Bus Industry Confederation of Australia www.ozebus.com.au
n Seven Australasian bus - based transit systems that qualify for BRT status. n Adelaide North East Busway. n Sydney Liverpool- Parramatta Transitway n Brisbane Busways made up of five key arteries is the focus of this presentation.
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 www.ozebus.com.au
Carindale Regional Shopping Centre Bus Interchange Eastern Busway Chermside Regional shopping centre Bus interchange Northern Busway Busway Locations City Status Under construction (completion 2012) Programmed for completion beyond 2012 Brisbane River Buranda University of Queensland Bus, Cycle & Pedestrian Bridge South East Busway Upper Mt Gravatt (Garden City) Eight Mile Plains Regional Shopping Centre Bus Interchange Griffith University Park & Ride Inner Northern Busway Royal Childrens Hospital University of Technology Royal Brisbane & Womens Hospital Opening July 2009 Woolloongabba Sports Arena Cultural Recreational Hospital
Pre-existing Busway Queen St Bus Station (underground) Inner Northern Busway Stage 1 SE Busway Inner Northern Busway Stage 2 opened May 2008 King George Square Station Roma St Station (integrated with rail station) KGS Section (underground) 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. www.ozebus.com.au
Integration – South East Busway n Range of intra-regional transfer opportunities Eight Mile Plains Upper Mt Gravatt (Garden City) Griffith University Holland Park West Greenslopes Buranda Mater Hill South Bank Cultural Centre Queen St CITY Woolloongabba n Scope of rail & bus service transfer opportunities at principal transfer points illustrated on diagram. n Cultural Centre Station, with 66 routes than span the entire network, is a powerful transfer point. 29 routes 17 routes 29 +rail routes 39 routes 39 +rail routes 66 +rail routes 24 routes
Tunnels n More than 2 km of tunnel n Longest tunnel - 720m
n Busway lanes on bridge between Cultural Centre and the City n Previously general traffic lanes
n Cultural Centre Station approaching the City n Busiest station –bus every 18 seconds in peak direction in peak 1 hour n However, not the busiest part of the busway! n At that location (Woolloongabba Junction) there is a bus every 10.5 seconds.
Entrance to 720 metre tunnel between South Bank and Mater Hill