|Began service||3 August 2009|
|Start||University of Queensland|
|Via|| Eleanor Schonell Bridge |
Old Cleveland Road
The Eastern Busway is a bus-only road running from the University of Queensland's St Lucia campus to Langlands Park busway station in Queensland, Australia.
The Eastern Busway was built and opened in stages. The first section between the University of Queensland and the South East Busway opened in August 2009and the Buranda to Main Avenue section in August 2011.
Construction began in April 2007 on the 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) UQ Lakes to Buranda section with it opening on 3 August 2009. The UQ Lakes to Buranda section of the busway was built under an alliance with Thiess, Sinclair Knight Merz and the Department of Transport and Main Roads. It included a 640-metre-long (2,100 ft) tunnel built under the old Boggo Road Gaol. Tunnelling was done with a Voest-Alpine Industrieanlagenbau AM105 roadheader machine. A second tunnel passes under the Pacific Motorway to connect with the South East Busway at Buranda.
On 1 December 2008, a worker was killed in an accident during construction of the section near the Princess Alexandra Hospital. The accident occurred when an 18 tonne concrete bridge beam fell from its pier supports.
The accident led to the suspension of construction for several daysand charges being laid against construction contractor Theiss in relation to alleged breaches of the Workplace Health and Safety Act. This death was the only recorded construction-related fatality on the busway network to date.
In June 2008, the Queensland Government approved the project's Concept Design and Impact Management Plan. The Concept Design and Impact Management Plan projects for a long-term investment in the future of the eastern suburbs.
The Government committed $466 million for the next section of the Eastern Busway. 1.05 kilometres (0.65 mi) section between the South East Busway and Main Avenue, Coorparoo with stations at Stones Corner and Langlands Park.This funding included 96 property resumptions between Buranda and Cavendish Road, Coorparoo and construction of the
In December 2008, the Queensland Government announced the Eastern Busway Alliance of Leighton Contractors, Sinclair Knight Merz, Maunsell and AECOM to build this section.
The Buranda to Main Avenue section connects the existing South East Busway at Buranda with Coorparoo via Stones Corner. Busway stations have been built at Stones Corner and Langlands Park.
Construction work on the section commenced in August 2009.The section opened on 29 August 2011.
Further stages of the Eastern Busway are ready for immediate delivery, should funding become available under the Australian Government's Infrastructure Australia program. The Queensland Government's Transport and Main Roads Department has stated that [quote] Planning for the ultimate Eastern Busway between Main Avenue, Coorparoo and Capalaba is currently being revised, with further stages subject to funding and government priorities.Busways - Department of Transport and Main Roads
The department is developing cost-effective short and medium term options on Old Cleveland Road, including intersection upgrades to allow for bus priority. It is proposed to extend the Eastern Busway along the Old Cleveland Road corridor via the suburbs of Coorparoo, Camp Hill, Carina, Carindale and Chandler to Capalaba.Historically, the Old Cleveland Road corridor was a major tram route until closure of Brisbane's tram network in 1969.
Busway stations on the Eastern Busway currently include:
Major proposed stations on the busway include:
Road access to the busway is available at Dutton Park, Buranda (via the South East Busway and O'Keefe Street) and Langlands Park (via Old Cleveland Road and Main Avenue).
Boggo Road busway station is located alongside the Park Road railway station. The busway platforms are listed as Platform 5 (toward Buranda) and 6 (toward UQ Lakes) to align with the existing platforms at Park Road station.This may cause confusion to busway users as on each other station in the Busway network, inbound (toward city) traffic is designated Platform 1 while outbound (away from city) traffic is designated Platform 2.
All services on the busway are operated by Brisbane Transport.
Coorparoo is a suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south-east of the CBD. It borders Camp Hill, Holland Park, Stones Corner, Greenslopes, East Brisbane and Norman Park.
The South East Busway is a grade separated bus-only road running south from the Brisbane central business district to Eight Mile Plains in Queensland, Australia. The busway was completed to Woolloongabba in September 2000 and to Eight Mile Plains in April 2001. An extension of the busway to School Road at Rochedale was completed in 2014.
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The Eleanor Schonell Bridge, better known as the Green Bridge, is a 390-metre (1,280 ft)-long cable-stayed bridge which crosses the Brisbane River between Dutton Park and the University of Queensland's St Lucia campus, connecting the UQ Lakes and Dutton Park Place busway stations. Its deck is 185 metres long, 20 metres wide and about 18 metres above the river's surface. The bridge was opened on 17 December 2006, and is the first bridge in Australia exclusively designed for buses, cyclists and pedestrians. The bridge cost $55.5 million to construct.
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Boggo Road busway station is located in Brisbane, Australia serving the suburb of Dutton Park. It opened on 3 August 2009, as part of the Eastern Busway from UQ Lakes to Buranda.
Stones Corner busway station is located in Brisbane, Australia serving the suburb of Stones Corner. It opened on 29 August 2011, as part of the Eastern Busway from Buranda to Main Avenue, Coorparoo.
Langlands Park busway station is located in Brisbane, Australia serving the suburbs of Stones Corner and Coorparoo. It opened on 29 August 2011, as part of the Eastern Busway from Buranda to Main Avenue, Coorparoo.
Since the mid-1990s, a 27 kilometre bus rapid transit network has been developed in Brisbane, Australia. It comprises grade-separated bus-only corridors, complementing the Queensland Rail City network. Management of the busway network is the responsibility of TransLink as coordinator of South East Queensland's integrated public transport system.
Old Cleveland Road is a major road in Brisbane, Queensland. It runs 19.3 kilometres (12.0 mi) from Stones Corner to Capalaba in Brisbane, with most of the route signed as State Route 22. Sections of the road are also part of State Routes 30, 54, and 55. The road is the main route from inner Brisbane to Capalaba and Cleveland since New Cleveland Road only links Tingalpa with Capalaba.
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.
Brisbane Metro is a future high-frequency bus rapid transit system in the Australian city of Brisbane. It will consist of two routes that will service the Brisbane central business district every three minutes during peak times, transporting up to 3,000 passengers per hour in each direction.