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That was the message from Logan City Council to the state government about its South East Queensland Regional Transport Plan.
an artist’s impression of Cross River Rail at Woolloongabba.The highly-publicised state government document, outlining a 20-year wish list of ways to improve transport networks across the southeast, failed to get the council’s stamp of approval on Monday.
Councillors said they could not consent to the plan as it added 10 years to an initial 2031 deadline for building a passenger train line from Salisbury to Beaudesert.
Delays to a train line from Salisbury to Beaudesert sparked the anguish. Pic Annette DewThey said it was unfair residents of emerging suburbs such as Flagstone and Yarrabilba would have no adequate public transport until 2041 and they called for the state to speed up releasing the planned route of Cross River Rail.
The council committee was also told the Salisbury to Beaudesert rail was dependent on Cross River Rail, which would cut up to 11 minutes off travel times between Logan and the Brisbane CBD, according to new data.
Rankin MP Jim Chalmers said the data was a strong reason for the federal government to fund the “vital congestion-busting” project.
Currently, it takes 48 minutes to travel from Woodridge Station to Central Station during morning peak.
But Mr Chalmers said the new modelling from Cross River Rail Delivery Authority showed that by 2026 the commute to the new Albert St Station, to be built in the CBD as part of Cross River Rail, would take 37 minutes.
This article first appeared on www.couriermail.com.au
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