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CityGlider every 10 minutes

I don’t catch the bus. I could use it for trips around the inner city for work meetings, but any time I’ve thought of it the timings are confusing, miss one and the next is 30 minutes later, the frequency changes regularly and the fares are all over the shop. Too hard, at least for a workday where appointment times are critical.

The Brisbane City Council has now confirmed that once they start next year the new CityGlider buses will run every 10 minutes, 18 hours a day. It’ll be every 5 minutes in peak times and 24 hours a day over the weekend.

Even I can work this one out.

Travelling from the Ferry stop at West End’s Orleigh Park it’ll run down Montague Road (making that evolving patch feel more connected), through Mollison Street behind Coles, and along South Brisbane’s Melbourne Street.

With tickets issued before you board and extra doors opening to let more people on, the stops will be fast. And we’ll pay one fare (probably $2.50) regardless of how far you travel.

Across Victoria Bridge, through the CBD and Valley, finishing at Teneriffe’s Ferry terminal. Simple, regular, long hours and linking some of our major entertainment, study and work locations. This will be a massive improvement in moving people around the inner city.

Of course the same route and service but under our streets in a Brisbane subway would be even better!