Queen Street bus station

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Queen Street
QueenStMall.jpg
Location Queen Street, Brisbane
Coordinates 27°28′13″S153°01′30.6″E / 27.47028°S 153.025167°E / -27.47028; 153.025167 Coordinates: 27°28′13″S153°01′30.6″E / 27.47028°S 153.025167°E / -27.47028; 153.025167
Owned by Department of Transport & Main Roads
Operated by Brisbane Transport
Line(s) South East Busway
Platforms3
Bus routes35
Bus stands15
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code 000996 (platform 1A)
000997 (platform 1B)
000998 (platform 1C)
000999 (platform 1D)
001001 (platform 1E)
001002 (platform 1F)
001003 (platform 1G)
001004 (platform 1H)
001006 (platform 1I)
001010 (platform 2A)
001011 (platform 2B)
001013 (platform 2C)
001015 (platform 2D)
001009 (platform 3A)
001008 (platform 3B)
Fare zone go card 1
Website TransLink
History
Opened26 March 1988
Services
Preceding station Translink Following station
Terminus South East Busway Cultural Centre

Queen Street bus station is the Brisbane central business district's primary bus terminus. It is underneath The Myer Centre and Queen Street Mall. It opened on 26 March 1988. At the time it was the largest underground diesel bus station in the world.

Queen Street bus station serves as the terminus of many routes servicing the South East Busway, Southern and Eastern Suburbs and the Centenary / Indooroopilly / Kenmore corridor. It is served by 35 routes all operated by Brisbane Transport. [1]

No Northern Busway services directly connect King George Square busway station with the Queen Street busway station. After stopping at King George Square, a number of inbound services bypass the Queen Street stop or terminate at the Cultural Centre on the southern side of the Brisbane River, and vice versa. However, King George Square and Queen Street are only a short walking distance apart.

The station is divided into several platforms originally named after Australian native animals, but are now identified with letters and numbers: Passengers wait behind automatic doors on the stop that is assigned to their bus.

In June 2015, the platforms were again renamed, becoming numbers. [2]

Original
platform names
Current
platforms
Services
Kangaroo & Platypus (now Platform 1)1A - 1ISouthern and Eastern Suburbs, South East Busway
Koala (now Platform 2)2A - 2D Centenary / Indooroopilly / Kenmore corridor
Crocodile (now Platform 3)3A - 3B Mount Gravatt and Holland Park services, South East Busway

The station has a portal for buses traffic to enter and leave at the northern end of Victoria Bridge, to connect to the Cultural Centre busway station.

The former entry/exit portal (on Albert Street, facing King George Square), from the Queen Street busway station, was converted into a tunnel so that the station could be connected to King George Square busway station, which opened in May 2008 in the lower two levels of the King George Square Car Park. [3] [4]

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References

  1. Queen Street bus station map TransLink August 2019
  2. TransLink Archived 10 May 2018 at the Wayback Machine TransLink Twitter Feed 22 June 2015
  3. King George Square station TransLink
  4. Inner Northern Busway - Queen Street to Roma Street Archived 18 March 2017 at the Wayback Machine CIMIC Group