Bus stop disability access upgrade

  • Project typeRoads & transport
  • Project scheduleOngoing
Bus stop disability access upgrade

We are working to have all our bus stop boarding points easier to access to meet the minimum technical requirements outlined in the Disability Standards for Accessible Public (DSAPT).

Project details

The City works in partnership with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TransLink Division) to plan and deliver accessible public transport services and improvements to existing infrastructure and connectivity to our bus stops.

We want to make boarding or getting off your bus as easy as we can. There are 4 types of bus stops that residents and visitors have access to in the Gold Coast.

Minimum boarding point

Minimum boarding point infrastructure is typically installed in suburban and rural sites where there is lower customer demand.

This bus stop type typically includes:

  • concrete hardstand area (about 2m x 2m)
  • tactile ground surface indicators (TGSI)
  • sign (J-pole type) and timetable information.

Regular stop

Generally located in low density suburban or non-urban areas, these stops have low-frequency bus services.

This bus stop type typically includes:

  • concrete hardstand area (4m x 4m)
  • TGSI
  • seating
  • sign (J-pole type) and timetable information.

Intermediate stop

Predominantly located in suburban areas or along main passenger transport corridors, these stops have moderate-frequency bus services.

This stop type typically includes:

  • a concrete hardstand approximately (8m x 4m)
  • TGSI
  • shelter and seating
  • sign (J-pole type) and timetable information.

Premium stop

Premium stops are predominantly located at major attractions (such as shopping centres, places of employment, and near community or health facilities) and along corridors with high-frequency services. These stops can serve locations that have a high level of customer demand and contain a high level of supporting components including:

  • a concrete hardstand approximately (8m x 4m)
  • TGSI
  • shelter and seating
  • bin
  • bus stop sign/marker ('blade' style) and timetable information.

Benefits to the community

We are investing in new bus services and providing inclusive and accessible bus stops to encourage more people to use public transport with ease.