LOGAN'S well utilised bus circuit will receive a multi-million dollar injection.
Just a few minutes after turning the first sod at the new $5.6 million bus station at Logan Central last Wednesday, Transport Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk announced $11 million would be spent on upgrading the existing bus station at Grand Plaza shopping centre at Browns Plains.
It's good news for Logan commuters, who are facing increased fare prices following TransLink's decision to raise bus, train and ferry fares by 15%.
However Ms Palaszczuk said the fare hikes enabled investment in new services, projects and upgrades like the one at Logan Central and Browns Plains.
"What you're seeing is a massive investment into new services and making travel into the city or where people want to go whether it's Garden City, Kingston or the railway stations a lot easier," she said.
Ms Palaszczuk cited commuters would get a free travel after 10 journeys as well as an increased discount for travel during off-peak.
Once complete, the new bus station at Logan Central, which is used by about 900 passengers each day, will feature a bus platform on each side of Wembley Rd, making it more accessible for commuters and reduce delays previously caused by buses having to drive through the shopping centre car park.
A massive overhaul is also planned at Browns Plains, with Ms Palaszczuk announcing the biggest upgrade to Grand Plaza's bus station since it was opened in 1990.
The existing bus station, which is a major hub for people travelling in and out of the city, will be completely refurbished and provide an extra four bus bays along Browns Plains Rd to make it 10 in total.
Work is expected to begin in late 2012 with completion scheduled for late 2013.