CityGlider

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CityGlider is a brand name applied to a pair of high-frequency bus routes operated by Brisbane Transport in Brisbane, Australia. Both are operated by dedicated fleets of buses vinyled in blue and maroon liveries with a gliding possum motif. Bus stops serviced by the CityGlider services are identified with signs and painted kerb. Both operate 24 hours a day on Fridays and Saturdays.[1]

The CityGlider service is pre-paid only, meaning passengers are required to use a go card to touch on/off when boarding and exiting the service. To assist with keeping the service running on-time, both front and rear boarding is possible - the CityGlider is the only service which allows this.

Blue CityGlider Route[edit]

60
Overview
System TransLink
Operator Brisbane Transport
Garage Carina
Began service 11 April 2011
Route
Start West End ferry wharf
Via Cultural Centre busway station
Adelaide Street
Fortitude Valley
Newstead
End Teneriffe ferry wharf
Service
Level Daily

The Blue CityGlider was launched on 11 April 2010.[2][3] also known as route 60, the Blue CityGlider runs from West End ferry wharf via the Cultural Centre busway station, Adelaide Street, Fortitude Valley and Newstead to Teneriffe ferry wharf.[4]

It runs every five minutes during morning and afternoon peak and every 10 to 15 minutes during off-peak. It was also the first service in Brisbane to operate 24 hours on Friday and Saturday and operates for 18 hours every other day.[2]

In early 2014, all Blue City Gliders were fitted with LCD display screens and GPS tracking to show passengers their current position and details of expected travel time to upcoming stops. The systems also provide a verbal announcement of bus stops for visually impaired passengers.

In April 2014 a petition started by a local worker was signed by 1,070 people and called upon the Brisbane Transport to reroute the westbound service from Teneriffe via Skyring Terrace past the Gasworks Shopping and Restaurant Precinct rather than via Commercial Road. Brisbane City Council supported the rerouting of the service and relocating the Commercial Road bus stop to Skyring Terrace. These changes were implemented on 15 December 2014.[5][6]

Maroon CityGlider[edit]

61
Overview
System TransLink
Operator Brisbane Transport
Garage Carina
Began service 18 February 2013
Route
Start Ashgrove
Via Paddington
South Bank busway station
Woolloongabba busway station
Stones Corner
End Langlands Park busway station
Service
Level Daily

This second CityGlider east to west route commenced on 18 February 2013.[7] also known as route 61, the Maroon CityGlider runs from Ashgrove via Paddington, South Bank busway station, Woolloongabba busway station and Stones Corner to Langlands Park busway station.[8] It connects major sporting, entertainment, shopping and dining precincts.

The Maroon CityGliders are garaged at Brisbane Transport's Carina depot.

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