COMING SHORTLY - CAST Statement on the 3 Billion Tunnel

We have opposed the concept and construction of the 3B
Tunnel from the time it was first proposed by Jim Soorley.

We're preparing a detailed statement to explain why we
continue to vigorously oppose the Tunnel, and why we urge
all motorists to boycott the Tunnel.

Keep checking this site for our full statement.

INFORMATION ALERT CIty Bus Stops relocated from Monday 8 March

Bus stops 56 and 57 on Queen Street near Post Office
Square will be temporarily closed from Monday 8
March to Wednesday 30 June due to streetscape
construction works.
Stop 58 will be moved by up to 20m in the direction
of travel and services from this stop will also be affected.

For full details of bus services affected and a map of
the location of the new stops, go to


We are continuing to make submissions on behalf of public transport users, cyclists and pedestrians to Translink, service providers and Government.

These are shown on the page below described as 'Submissions to Translink' together with current status and replies if any.

If you are aware of a transport service or systemic fault that needs to be rectified or improved, contact us and we'll follow up the issue with the relevant authority on your behalf.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

New route 77 - yet another example of confused thinking by Translink

On Friday 26 February, Translink announced that a new bus service 77
would operate from 29 March to take passengers from Eight Mile Plains
and other SE Busway stations through the 3 billion dollar tunnel and
continue to Windsor Rail and up to Chermside.
This basis for this decision must be challenged on a number of grounds.
Firstly, there has been no indication that there is any demand for this service.
At a time when Translink says that it must deliver services to priority
high volume routes and where services are currently not adequate, it
suddenly finds the funds to introduce a new service that is already covered
by other express services.
Secondly, if there was clear evidence that commuters were demanding this service,
then why did everyone have to wait until the 3B tunnel was operating?
This service could have been introduced and operating for many months on the route
via the Inner City Bypass just as efficiently.
Thirdly, there has been no timetable produced to date.
Clearly this is because Translink realises, as do we all, that traffic congestion
will now be compressed into the Windsor/Lutwyche area by the 3B tunnel
design and its users, and that all bus services in that corridor will need to have
new timetables because of the inevitable traffic jams.
Finally, the decision to have the service continue past Windsor rail to Chermside
proves that Translink planners do not understand that duplicating transport
services is wasteful and illogical. They have yet to realise that long bus routes
within an urban community are not an efficient use of transport resources.
All of these issues lead us to believe that this is just another rushed political
decision to support the 3B tunnel operator and the Council administration
that is desperate to have the predicted number of vehicles using the 3B tunnel.
How likely is it that the 3B tunnel operators and Brisbane Transport have played
a role in bringing this service into the Translink network?
We'll leave it to you to come to a conclusion about that.

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