Have You Had Your Say on the Proposed New Bus Network Yet?

Council is seeking public comment on the proposed new bus network which will see future stages of Brisbane Metro extend the services to Chermside, Carindale, Springwood and the Brisbane Airport, along with other changes to the network.

Brisbane’s bus network is evolving and you are invited to have your say on this proposal.

Council has released Brisbane’s New Bus Network which will introduce two new fully electric, high-capacity Brisbane Metro lines into the network. The two new lines will connect 18 stations along dedicated busways from Eight Mile Plains to Roma Street, and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital to The University of Queensland.

Future stages of this project will see Chermside, Brisbane Airport, Carindale and Springwood added to the serviced areas. Also as part of the changes, there will be three new routes and two routes removed (Routes 145 and P151), and 27 routes redesigned to form just 13 routes. 

The three new routes are the following:

  • Route 26 – Griffith University station to RBWH station
  • Route P109 – Acacia Ridge to City via
  • Route 182 – Upper Mt Gravatt station (Garden City) to Holland Park West via Wishart and Mansfield

These routes will be combined:

  • Route 108 will be combined with Route 105
  • Route 114 will be combined with Route 112
  • Route 117 will be combined with Route 115
  • Route 124 will be combined with Route 125
  • Route 136 will be combined with Route 132
  • Route 174 will be combined with Route 175
  • Routes 181 and 184 will be combined with Route 185
  • Route P129 will be combined with Route 131
  • Route P157 will be combined with Route 156 
  • Route P173 will be combined with Route 172
  • Route P207 will be combined with Route P217
  • Route 376 will be combined with Route 375

The new bus network will improve travel time during peak times on more than half of bus journeys, introduce 160,000 additional trips each year, increase South East Busway capacity by 30.4 million passengers per year in 2031 and free up Cultural Centre Station.

Civic Cabinet Chair for Transport Ryan Murphy said that some 385 buses are jamming up the Cultural Centre station during peak times due to the current over-reliance on direct bus journeys to the CBD. However, this is seen to improve once these routes are combined to create a simplified network and remove routes with “extremely low patronage.”

“The Schrinner Council’s public transport subsidy for Brisbane’s bus services is bigger than all the other Australian capital cities combined,” Cr Murphy said.

“Over the next few years, our investment in this subsidy will increase 84 per cent to $183 million.”

Have your say on the proposed Brisbane’s New Bus Network until 14 December 2022. Click here to answer the survey questions.

Council will finalise the network following public consultation and will seek Translink’s approval on the changes. The new network plan ahead of bus network changes and metro services will be released starting in late 2024.