Objections by the West End and local community have resulted in the significant reduction of public transport route changes in the 4101, according to an announcement from Woolloongabba councilor Helen Abrahams.
Originally 21 services in the Woolloongabba, South Bank and West End area were marked for changes. However, after Lord Mayor Graham Quirk reviewed the changes put forward by Premier Newman, only five of those routes will now be subject to the modifications. The alterations being made to routes in the 4101 are outlined below.
The 198 hail and ride service will be reduced to servicing every 50 minutes between 8:50am and 2:40pm weekdays.
The West End to Teneriffe Ferry 199 route will now travel via the Ivory Street tunnel, coming out at Brunswick Street rather than going through Fortitude Valley.
The Rainworth to City and PA hospital 475 route will be split into two routes, which will create the new proposed 234 service going from Wooloongabba Busway via Kangaroo Point to the CBD.
The 109 UQ to city route will become the 66. It will operate with a 5-minute frequency from 6am till 10pm weekdays. Weekend services will run every 15 minutes from 7am till 7:30pm.
Words by Chelsea Heaney