|Location||Eleanor Schonell Bridge, Dutton Park|
|Owned by||Department of Transport & Main Roads|
|Operated by||Brisbane Transport|
|Station code|| 018055 (platform 1)|
018056 (platform 2)
|Fare zone||go card 1|
|Opened||3 August 2009|
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.
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.
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.Before opening, the proximity of the Dutton Park bus station construction works to the South Brisbane Cemetery was somewhat controversial, prompting concern from Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
The bus stop acts as an important component of the environmentally friendly nature of the attached Eleanor Schonell Bridge.It provides busway access to pedestrians and cyclists, and connects to Brisbane's lengthy bikeway network.
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