Brisbane Transit Centre

The Brisbane Transit Centre, at 151–171 Roma Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, was a long-distance bus station. It was closed and demolished in 2020 along with its three office towers.[1] It was commonly regarded as the ugliest building in Brisbane.[2]

Brisbane Transit Centre
General information
OwnerAustralian Prime Property Fund
Technical details
Floor count20
Floor area29,621 metres2
Access from George Street

Opened in 1986, the Brisbane Transit Centre was between the Queensland Police Service headquarters and the Roma Street Parkland. The complex included a number of shops, cafes and restaurants, and two office towers.[3] It also included the Travelodge Hotel which was positioned above the station, which opened in 1986.[4] Access to the centre was from the ground floor on Roma Street or from the Roma Street Parkland. In March 2016, GPT sold its half share in the property to co-owner the Australian Prime Property Fund.[5]

Long distance coach travel edit

The coach terminal was located on the top floor of the Brisbane Transit Centre and used by:

Train travel edit

Roma Street railway station was accessed from the ground floor level of the Brisbane Transit Centre. Long distance Traveltrain services depart for destinations within Queensland.[12] NSW TrainLink operate an XPT service to Sydney.[10] It is also part of the Queensland Rail City network.

Translink buses edit

Roma Street busway station is served by Transport for Brisbane buses.

Demolition edit

The Cross River Rail Authority demolished the whole of the Brisbane Transit Centre including the East and West Tower and Hotel Jen from March 2018 to make way for Cross River Rail platforms at Roma Street.[13]

References edit

  1. ^ Stone, Lucy (22 September 2019). "End of the line: How the Brisbane Transit Centre will be demolished". Brisbane Times.
  2. ^ "Were you at the 1986 opening of the Brisbane Transit Centre?". Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, Queensland Government. 13 February 2020.
  3. ^ Building Profile Brisbane Transit Centre
  4. ^ Brisbane Expo City and the fabulous Gold Coast Australia. Leisureway Publishing Pty. 1988.
  5. ^ GPT Wholesale Office Fund sells its half stake in the Brisbane Transit Centre-to co-owner Australian Prime Property Fund Commercial for $62.6 million The Courier-Mail 11 March 2016
  6. ^ Service Runs Crisps Coaches
  7. ^ Timetables Greyhound Australia
  8. ^ All aboard new bus for Dalby Dalby Herald 12 May 2015
  9. ^ "Daily Bus Service Brisbane, Toowoomba & Chinchilla | Murrays Coaches". Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  10. ^ Timetables Archived 5 March 2022 at the Wayback Machine Premier Motor Service
  11. ^ Rail Archived 8 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine Queensland Rail
  12. ^ "What the Cross River plan will mean". Retrieved 26 September 2017.

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