UQ Lakes busway station

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UQ Lakes
StLuciaEndEleanorSchonellBridgeSmall.JPG
LocationCollege Road, St Lucia
Coordinates 27°29′52″S153°01′05″E / 27.4979°S 153.018°E / -27.4979; 153.018 Coordinates: 27°29′52″S153°01′05″E / 27.4979°S 153.018°E / -27.4979; 153.018
Owned by Department of Transport & Main Roads
Operated by Brisbane Transport
Line(s) Eastern Busway
Platforms2
Bus routes6
Bus stands5
Connections University of Queensland ferry wharf
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code 001853 (platform A)
001877 (platform B)
001878 (platform C)
001880 (platform D)
001993 (platform E)
Fare zone go card 1
Website TransLink
History
Opened17 December 2006
Services
Preceding station Translink Following station
Terminus Eastern Busway Dutton Park Place
Proposed extension to Capalaba beyond Langlands Park.

UQ Lakes busway station is located in Brisbane, Australia, serving the University of Queensland's St Lucia campus. It opened on 17 December 2006 at the western terminus of the Eastern Busway at the end of the Eleanor Schonell Bridge. [1]

By 2012, about 1.5 million passengers were using the bus stop each year, making it one of the top-5 busiest stops in Brisbane. [2]

Originally opening with one platform, a second platform using the existing pathway was added 2008 in order to serve a route extension from West End.

A further expansion costing $3 million began construction in 2011 to cope with increased bus services. [3] [4] Opening in June 2012, the upgrade involved a turning lane upgrade, an increase from four to six stops, larger waiting areas, additional shelters and improved lighting. [2]

In May 2015 the University of Queensland ferry wharf was relocated to a location near the UQ Lakes busway station. [5] [6]

It is served by six routes all operated by Brisbane Transport. [7]

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References

  1. "Bridge is bus-ready" Westside News 29 November 2006 page 3
  2. 1 2 Katherine Feeney (9 June 2012). "Expansion for Brisbane's second busiest bus stop". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  3. Station revamp on cards Westside News 23 November 2011 page 14
  4. UQ gets station upgrade Australasian Bus & Coach 24 November 2011
  5. "New UQ St Lucia ferry terminal opens". UQ News. University of Queensland. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  6. "UQ CityCat terminal upgrade". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  7. "Eastern Busway Network Map" (PDF). TransLink . 19 August 2019.

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