New Coach Terminal opening brings Cross River Rail closer to demolition of Brisbane Transit Centre
13 Sep 2019
On Monday 16 September long-distance Coach services will commence at the newly constructed temporary Brisbane Coach Terminal on the northern side of Roma Street station, adjacent to Platform 10.
Relocating the Coach Terminal to a new temporary site was necessary given its previous location was inside the Brisbane Transit Centre, which is set to be demolished in early 2020 to make way for the new underground Cross River Rail Roma Street station.
Coach travel remains a convenient and popular mode of transport for many interstate visitors and residents across regional Queensland.
Transferring operators to a new location close by, makes the change to the new Terminal easier for passengers and operators alike, providing connectivity for Coach passengers to long-distance and suburban rail, and busway services.
The new temporary location is expected to be in use for 5-10 years, will also minimise impact to Coach services during the construction of the future Cross River Rail station at Roma Street.
The new Brisbane Coach Terminal features:
- five coach bays on a central platform to accommodate 14.5m length coaches;
- two minibus bays;
- an awning roof structure over the terminal;
- on-platform ticketing kiosk;
- provision for platform amenities;
- passenger pick-up and drop-off on Parkland Boulevard;
- pedestrian crossing to connect to long distance rail services; and
- new wayfinding and signage.
Work began on the new temporary Terminal in November last year, over 400 people have worked on the project, including 20 apprentices gaining valuable career experience on the project.
Now with the temporary Coach Terminal complete and operational, the next step is to demolish the above-ground buildings including Hotel Jen and the Brisbane Transit Centre before commencing construction of the new underground station.
Cross River Rail’s new station will make Roma Street our most connected transport precinct, generating opportunity for development and urban renewal in one of Brisbane’s most underutilised inner-city areas.