Northern Transitway Makes Headway as State Government Injects $53M into Project

Brisbane’s northside customers, including Kedron residents, can expect a more efficient public transport system now that the State Government will push through with upgrades across North Brisbane. 

In June 2019, the Queensland Government announced the 2019-20 State Budget including its plans to invest $53 million for the Northern Transitway project.

The project will deliver continuous bus lanes between Kedron and Chermside stations to free up Gympie Road. 

This 2.3 km corridor will support high-frequency on-road bus services. It will enable more reliable travel times, will improve safety and capacity as well as assist in congestion on the corridor in North Brisbane. 

Gympie Road is one of the worst accident hotspots across Brisbane. In their Crash Index for 2017, insurance company AAMI revealed Gympie ranked third Brisbane’s top five worst accident hotspots after Annerley’s Ipswich Road and Sunnybank’s Mains Road. 

The State Government will also invest $4 million for noise barriers in Gympie Road. According to Member of Aspley Bart Mellish, works for the noise barriers will take place between Darwin, Ellison and Gympie Roads and Ellison, Webster and Gympie Roads.

About the Northern Transitway Project

The project is part of the Passenger Transport Infrastructure Investment Program (PTIIP), which aims to deliver critical enabling infrastructure to achieve a connected, integrated network that offers value to customers and makes public transport an attractive option for everyone.

The detailed design will be delivered in mid-2019 with construction expected to start in early 2020.