Brisbane Northern Busway Opening

July 26, 2009

I went to the open day for the extension of the Brisbane Northern Busway, which runs from the Royal Children’s Hospital, around to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

In the near future the busway will extend to Kedron, as part of the Airport Link project, which is currently under construction.

The completed section of busway is an elevated bridge structure that runs past the RBWH and parallel to the Inner City Bypass and Bowen-Bridge Road. Check out this animation of the route.

AbiGroup constructed this section of the busway, and it is made up of 48 bridge spans, and 204 precast concrete bridge decks! The RBWH station incorporates rain water harvesting and solar panels for electricity. Real-time information panels display how much rainwater and energy has been captured.

An ‘arty’ façade has been installed to the underside of the busway, along Bowen Bridge Road which I quite like the look of.

One of the attractions was the old Brisbane City Council buses that were displayed by The Queensland Omnibus and Coach Society.

I took some pictures, check them out below.

RHWH Busway Station - Looking Southbound

RBWH Busway Station - Looking Southbound

View of RBWH from the Busway

View of RBWH from the Busway

Old BCC Bus

Old BCC Bus

Water Harvesting and Energy Capture Info Panel at RBWH Station

Water Harvesting and Energy Capture Info Panel at RBWH Station

Arty façade To Underside of Busway

Arty façade to underside of busway

Busway Crossing Over The Inner City Bypass

Busway Crossing Over The Inner City Bypass

Underside of Busway

Underside of Busway

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One Response to “Brisbane Northern Busway Opening”

  1. […] what appears to be a bit of a recurring trend I attended another Busway opening today. This time it was the Boggo Road Busway which links the […]

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