Timetable changes for Brisbane's CityCat and City Ferry services
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Timetable changes for Brisbane's CityCat and City Ferry services

The timetables for Brisbane’s CityCat and CityFerry services are about to change with 100 new services to be introduced, but speeds slowed near construction sites.

On Tuesday, Brisbane City Council’s public and active transport chairman Adrian Schrinner announced the council’s ‘speedy cat’ services would start from Monday, September 24.

The council's 'speedy cat' services will begin from September 24.

The council's 'speedy cat' services will begin from September 24.Credit:Fairfax Media

“There will be a brand new timetable introduced ... and that will be the start of the new speedy cat services ... more than 100 weekly speedy cat services introduced, more than 20 services a day on weekdays,” he said.

The council’s speedy cat services were announced in 2016 as part of lord mayor Graham Quirk’s election campaign.

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The extra 100 services a week were funded in the 2018-19 budget with a two-year commitment of about $1 million made.

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Cr Schrinner said every single CityCat and CityFerry service would operate under a new timetable from September 24.

“The major construction works going on at Queen’s Wharf and other various locations along the river, but particularly out the front of Queen’s Wharf, has required a little bit of an adjustment to all ferry timetables, including City Hoppers,” he said.

“Whenever there is a construction on the river there is a slowing required near that construction and a speed limit of six knots.”

CityCats usually travel at 15 knots.

About five million people take trips on Brisbane’s CityCats and City Ferries every year.

Ruth McCosker is an urban affairs reporter at the Brisbane Times, with a special interest in Brisbane City Council