In their day, the trams would have been diverted to the parallel Queen St but that can’t be done now with the buses as Queen St is a mall and the other parallel streets, Ann, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Mary, Margaret and Alice are all one way.
Mick in 27 deg Brisbane
From:tramsdownunder@... tramsdownunder@...> On Behalf Of Greg Sutherland
Sent: Thursday, 4 August 2022 4:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TramsDownUnder] Re: The 'flexibility' of buses
It does not appear that the buses could be or were diverted. Essentially the bus system was brought to a halt for some considerable time.
On 4/08/2022 12:25 pm, TP wrote:
But yes, of course, bus services can be diverted whereas an event like this would bring a tram line to a halt, unless it's a large system with alternative routes. That's why bustitution is such a big thing nowadays with these new tram systems that only have one or two linear routes, but no matrixes.
On Wednesday, 3 August 2022 at 10:33:19 UTC+10gregsut...@... mailto:gregsut...@ozemail.com.au wrote:
Transport chaos in Brisbane CB theb buses could be divertedD as 'emergency roadworks', accidents cause huge delays