Get on Board to Name the Underground

13/02/2014

Local MPs are calling on the community to become part of history by putting in a bid to name the Underground Bus and Train project.

 

“This is the perfect opportunity for local residents to be a part of this once-in-a-generation project,” Member for Kallangur, Mr Trevor Ruthenberg, said.

 

“The Underground project combines a railway and busway in a single, 15-metre-wide, tunnel running from Dutton Park in the south to Victoria Park in the north.”

 

“The winner will be chosen by an independent panel, and will also win six months free travel on the TransLink network with the two runners up each receiving go cards with $50 travel credit.

 

Member for Pine Rivers, Mr Seath Holswich, added “You do not have to look far for inspiration with Brisbane’s infrastructure boasting some great names, from the historic William Jolly, Captain Cook and Queen Victoria to the modern Clem Jones and Legacy Way.”

 

“Through better infrastructure and better planning, the Newman Government is delivering for all Queenslanders.”

 

“This project will transform Brisbane’s public transport system. It has all levels of government working together to address to address capacity issues,” Mr Holswich said.

 

The 5.4 kilometre north-south tunnel will have new underground stations located at Woolloongabba, George Street and Roma Street, providing a critical new link in South East Queensland’s public transport network.

 

Once completed, the project will lay the foundation for an international-standard ‘turn up and go’ transit system for Brisbane.

 

Entry for the competition is via the Get Involved website at http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/undergroundcomp and is open until February 23, 2014.

 

For further information on the project, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au/UBAT