King George Square
is a busway
station located underneath King George Square
in the heart of Brisbane CBD
; it also marks the start of the TransLink
's Northern Busway
. The station has twelve stops on two platforms; access to these platforms is via an underground concourse
which can be accessed from Ann Street or Adelaide Street. Unlike other bus stops and stations, passengers do not hail down the bus, instead passengers wait behind automatic doors on the stop that is assigned to their bus, similar to the Queen Street bus station
The station was announced in 2005 to complete the then Inner Northern Busyway; construction started in early 2006 with the station opening to buses on .
The King George Square Busway Station was announced in 2005., The Courier-Mail
26 March 2005 p.4 Construction commenced in early 2006 and the Station became operational on 19 May 2008. The lower two levels of the King George Square Car Park were also demolished to make way for the Busway Station.
A bus tunnel has been constructed under Albert Street to link the station with Queen Street Bus Station. The bus tunnel replaced one of the tunnel exit ramps to the Queen Street Bus Station on Albert Street (see photo below). As part of construction, the space in Albert Street above the new tunnel has been converted into a pedestrian mall extending the Queen Street Mall
In conjunction with the building of the Station, there was a national design competition for the... Read More