The ultimate Northern Busway is a two-lane, two-way bus-only roadway connecting the Inner Northern Busway at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) busway station in Herston to Bracken Ridge via Windsor, Lutwyche, Kedron, Chermside and Aspley.
The Windsor to Kedron section of the Northern Busway was delivered with Airport Link and separates buses from general traffic along Lutwyche Road between Windsor and Kedron.
For more information on the Northern Busway go to www.translink.com.au/northernbusway
Benefits of the Northern Busway (Windsor to Kedron)
- 1.5 kilometres of tunnel underneath Lutwyche Road and Gympie Road
- state of the art bus stations at Lutwyche and Kedron and 8 new bus shelters
- part of a busway network that will eventually span the city, combining with the existing rail network to complete the city’s major public transport system.
In November 2005, the Northern Busway Draft Concept Design and Impact Management Plan (CDIMP) was developed, the following year changes to the preliminary concept design was announced and the public were invited to comment.
In October 2006, the business case was approved and public submissions were invited on the Airport Link EIS and the Northern Busway CDIMP.
The private sector was invited to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Airport Link and Northern Busway (Windsor to Kedron) projects.
On 19 May 2008, the Queensland Government announced BrisConnections as the preferred bidder for the Airport Link, Northern Busway (Windsor to Kedron) and the Airport Roundabout upgrade projects.
On 30 July 2008 Financial close was reached enabling the Airport Link and Northern Busway (Windsor to Kedron) projects to enter the pre-construction phase.
For background information on the Northern Busway go to www.translink.com.au/northernbusway