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Oct 11, 2012The Hot Topic

Bus tunnel flagged as solution to CBD congestion

Infrastructure NSW released its 20-year strategy for NSW last week, identifying what it felt the infrastructure priorities should be for the state.

One of the major projects identified by the body is an underground tunnel for buses in the CBD. It recommended:

A CBD Transit Improvement Plan that involves construction of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) bypass tunnel for CBD bus services to take most peak buses off congested streets, delivering better travel times for passengers. It would also involve providing bus/rail underground interchanges at redeveloped Wynyard and Town Hall stations.

You can read more about the Bus and Tram plans here.

Divisional President Gary Way said details for the project were still unclear but if it was done properly and with consideration for future capacity needs, it would be welcomed by drivers struggling every day with CBD congestion.

What do you think? Are these good ideas or just another transport pipe dream?