Dutton Park Place busway station

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Dutton Park Place
Eleanor Schonell Bridge pedestrian entrance.jpg
Location Eleanor Schonell Bridge, Dutton Park
Coordinates 27°29′53″S153°01′29″E / 27.497988°S 153.024770°E / -27.497988; 153.024770 Coordinates: 27°29′53″S153°01′29″E / 27.497988°S 153.024770°E / -27.497988; 153.024770
Owned by Department of Transport & Main Roads
Operated by Brisbane Transport
Line(s) Eastern Busway
Platforms2
Bus routes6
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code 018055 (platform 1)
018056 (platform 2)
Fare zone go card 1
Website TransLink
History
Opened3 August 2009
Services
Preceding station Translink Following station
UQ Lakes
Terminus
Eastern Busway Boggo Road
Proposed extension to Capalaba beyond Langlands Park.

Dutton Park Place busway station is located in Brisbane, Australia serving the suburb of Dutton Park. It is the penultimate westbound stop on the Eastern Busway. [1]

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Situated on the eastern bank of the Brisbane River at the end of the Eleanor Schonell Bridge, and connects the busway to the University of Queensland via its busway station opposite the river. Passengers can access the station from TJ Doyle Memorial Park Drive, near the South Brisbane Cemetery, while buses can enter and exit the station independently of the Eastern Busway at the Annerley Road-Gladstone Road intersection. [2]

History

Although the Bridge was constructed in 2006, the bus stop on its eastern end at Dutton Park Place was only opened on 3 August 2009, as part of the Boggo Road Busway connecting UQ Lakes to Buranda. [3] [4] Before opening, the proximity of the Dutton Park bus station construction works to the South Brisbane Cemetery was somewhat controversial, [5] prompting concern from Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. [6]

The bus stop acts as an important component of the environmentally friendly nature of the attached Eleanor Schonell Bridge. [7] It provides busway access to pedestrians and cyclists, and connects to Brisbane's lengthy bikeway network. [8]

Routes

Dutton Park Place is serviced by six TransLink routes, all of which terminate at the adjacent UQ Lakes busway station and are operated by Brisbane Transport. [1] Three of these routes travel to/from Brisbane City further north, via either the Woolloongabba busway station, the RBWH busway station, or Highgate Hill and West End - the latter route is the only one to enter/exit the Eastern Busway at Dutton Park Place, rather than continuing to/from Boggo Road busway station. [2]

The other three routes reach outer Brisbane, travelling either to/from the easterly Carindale bus station, or the southerly Eight Mile Plains busway station or Sunnybank Hills.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Eastern Busway Network Map" (PDF). TransLink . 19 August 2019.
  2. 1 2 "New turn on route 192". UQ News. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  3. "Busways Project Info: Eastern Busway". Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  4. Eastern Busway service changes - effective 3 August 2009 TransLink
  5. Tony Moore (23 May 2008). "Infamous resident in grave danger". Brisbane News. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  6. Tony Moore (20 March 2008). "PM intervenes in grave dispute". Brisbane News. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  7. Penny McLintock (18 May 2007). "Green Bridge use 'discriminatory', spinal injuries group says". ABC News. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  8. "Major Infrastructure: Eleanor Schonell Pedestrian/Cycling Map" (PDF). Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 29 September 2015.