12pm Friday - Access to Brisbane Airport improved for weekend travel

14 January 2011

 

Brisbane Airport is open and access to the precinct from across South East Queensland has improved for travellers, leading into the weekend.

 

Roads on the Brisbane Airport precinct are open and operating efficiently. Please note the following road closures throughout South East Queensland, which may delay travel to and from Brisbane Airport:

 

Brisbane City – Hale Street inbound towards Coronation Drive, Milton Road and Caxton Street.

Brisbane City - Queens Wharf Road

Brisbane City - Margaret Street and the Margaret Street on ramp from the Riverside Expressway

Brisbane City - Albert Street

Brisbane City - Alice Street and Albert Street

Brisbane City - Edward Street

Brisbane City – Riverside Expressway Westbound reduced to one lane all traffic being diverted at Elizabeth St and Turbot Street exit. Brisbane City – Williams Street northbound closed between Elizabeth Street and Margaret Street

Brisbane City – Go Between Bridge

Brisbane City -Victoria Bridge

 

For roads surrounding the airport precinct which may be impacted by flooding, please visit www.131940.qld.gov.au

 

Public transport to and from Brisbane Airport is improving and will be available in a reduced capacity over the weekend.

 

Airtrain services are operating on half hourly services between the airport and the city and hourly services to and from the Gold Coast. Please note, trains are not stopping at South Brisbane station. This arrangement will continue over the weekend and will be reviewed on Monday. Train only travel will be free of charge until the last service on Friday the 21st of January. For further information visit www.translink.com.au

 

Coachtrans are operating services every 45 minutes between Brisbane Airport and accessible areas in Brisbane city. Coachtrans are operating services to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast as per their normal schedule. This arrangement will continue over the weekend. Visit www.coachtrans.com.au for further details.

 

Taxis are servicing both the Domestic and International Terminals.

 

Major domestic airlines are offering fee-free changes to flights for those affected by flooding.

For further information visit:

http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/disruptions/global/en

http://www.virginblue.com.au/MinorIncidentReport/index.htm

http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/jetstar-information.aspx

http://www.tigerairways.com/au/en/disruption.php

 

BAC would like to notify Brisbane residents that the airport is not a designated evacuation centre. Designated evacuation centres are located at ANZ QEII Stadium on Kessells Road, Nathan and RNA Showgrounds at Bowen Hills. A new evacuation centre has also been established by police today at Kedron Wavell Services Club on Hamilton Road. For more information, phone Brisbane City Council on 3403 8888.

 

Please visit www.bne.com.au or the “Brisbane Airport Corporation – official flood updates” Facebook page for further information. Or follow Brisbane Airport on Twitter at “BrisbaneAirport”.

 

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