Council's plan to return ferry services

Brisbane City Council is working to deliver our prioritised roadmap to recovery for our terminals and services.

Council has a three-stage plan to return ferry services to the Brisbane River.

Under stage one of the plan, Council successfully reinstated the Bulimba to Teneriffe Cross River service on Monday 4 April. A new, temporary cross river service between West End and Guyatt Park commenced Monday 11 April.

Stage two of Council’s plan commenced on Monday 2 May, with a triangular cross river service between New Farm Park, Hawthorne and Teneriffe.

Stage three commenced on Thursday 19 May, reconnecting CityCat services to all available terminals, including West End, Guyatt Park, South Bank, Riverside, Mowbray Park, New Farm Park, Hawthorne, Bulimba, Teneriffe, Bretts Wharf, Apollo Road and Northshore Hamilton.

CityHopper services recommenced between South Bank, Riverside and Howard Smith Wharves and the Bulimba to Teneriffe Cross River service continues to operate on a revised 15-minute frequency.

The temporary Guyatt Park to West End Cross River and Hawthorne Cross River services ceased with the reinstatement of other ferry services.

Works are continuing as part of stage three to return the remaining terminals to service. Further updates will be provided as more terminals become operationally available.

While terminals have been made operational and safe, Council will need to return to some terminals to finalise ultimate repairs and will minimise disruption to operating ferry services. These works will not affect the safety or accessibility of the terminals for the community.

Council is continuing to work with the ferry operator, maritime engineers and technical experts to recover and restore terminals to pre-flood condition.

Progressively reinstating the full network remains a priority, and we are in the final stage of our plan to return ferry services across the city. Repair works began in August 2022 at each of Council's eight remaining offline ferry terminals.

Works on Holman Street, Maritime Museum, Milton, QUT Gardens Point, Sydney Street and UQ St Lucia terminals are expected to be completed later this calendar year, subject to detailed contractor programs and weather.

Regatta and North Quay require further structural repairs to gangways and terminals and Council anticipates works to be completed by January 2023, subject to detailed contractor programs and weather.

The table below highlights the current status of the Brisbane ferry terminals.

Ferry terminal status following the February 2022 flood event
Terminal Status
Apollo Road Open
Bretts Wharf Open
Bulimba Open
Guyatt Park Open
Hawthorne Open
Holman Street Repairs commenced, anticipated to open late 2022
Howard Smith Wharves Open
Maritime Museum Repairs commenced, anticipated to open late 2022
Milton Repairs commenced, anticipated to open late 2022
Mowbray Park Open
New Farm Park  Open
North Quay Repairs commenced, anticipated to open early 2023
Northshore Hamilton Open
QUT Gardens Point Repairs commenced, anticipated to open late 2022
Regatta Repairs commenced, anticipated to open early 2023
Riverside Open
South Bank  Open
Sydney Street Repairs commenced, anticipated to open late 2022
Teneriffe Open
UQ St Lucia Repairs commenced, anticipated to open late 2022
West End Open

What does the status mean?

Repairs commenced: Council has selected a contractor to complete the works. Works have commenced, both offsite for fabrication activities and progressively onsite to complete repairs.

Temporary public transport services ceased Friday 27 May 2022

Temporary bus route P233 and Personalised Public Transport (PPT) services between Northshore Hamilton and Teneriffe ceased on Friday 27 May, with the return of ferry services.

Plan your journey via the Translink website, the Journey Planner app or call Translink on 13 12 30. For more information on Council's plan to return ferry services, visit Council's website

Last updated: 5 October 2022
Topics: severe event

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