South East Busway extension to Loganholme

South East Busway extension to Loganholme

Council has been advocating to the Queensland Government and the Australian Government to extend the South East Busway to Loganholme.

Currently, buses don’t have priority on the M1, which means they are stuck in traffic along with thousands of vehicles until exiting at Eight Mile Plains where the South East Busway begins. Entering the M1 means that buses have to merge with oncoming traffic, which can be dangerous for buses and vehicles. This also adds to the congestion, as buses slow the flow of traffic while entering the M1.

GOVERNMENT RESPONSE

Extension of South East Busway to Springwood

The Queensland Government and Australian Government have agreed to jointly fund an extension of the South East Busway to Springwood as part of the M1 upgrade from Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill. Work includes a new bus station and park-n-ride at Rochedale.

  • The busway extended to Loganholme to provide an efficient and sustainable alternative to private transport for Logan commuters
  • The current issues at Springwood will be moved further south as city-bound buses leaving from the Hyperdome will not have priority on the M1 until reaching the busway at Springwood (once built)
  • 155,000 trips are made daily on the M1 creating congestion and a peak morning period of four hours
  • More people on public transport means less cars on the road
  • Less time spent in traffic means more time for the things that matter to you
  • Better access to public transport for work, health and wellbeing