Dutton Park

Eleanor Schonell Bridge to UQ's St Lucia Campus

Students and staff who normally use our Citycat and Cityferry services to access UQ St Lucia may have to consider alternate travel options following the flooding in Brisbane last week.

Media reports indicate that whilst nearly half of our Citycat terminals suffered only minor damage and could be fixed relatively quickly, remaining terminals had either significant damage or written off. Those terminals most affected include Sydney St, Regatta, Holman Street, Queensland University of Technology, North Quay, West End and St Lucia/University of Queensland.

It was reported recently Lord Mayor Campbell Newman believes it would take more than a year to rebuild some ferry terminals. So we will probably have disruptions to river based public transport for some time to come.

The Eleanor Schonell Bridge in Dutton Park, built for the exclusive use of pedestrians and buses, remains operational. It provides convenient transport across the Brisbane river to and from the St Lucia campus of UQ, making Dutton Park a great option for those looking to rent or buy close to the University of Queensland.

Brisbane City Council buses operate from the Chancellor’s Place bus stop near the J. D. Story Building, St Lucia and the UQ Lakes bus station via the Eleanor Schonell Bridge. Timetables are available from all Student Centres or by phoning TransLink on 131230 or from their website: