Brisbane's Public Transport Just Got A Little Better Today!
Southeast Queensland's most awaited public transport route will finally be open to commuters on Tuesday morning.
The Moreton Bay Rail Link, also known as the Redcliffe Peninsula Line, will be available to the general public more than 130 years after it was first proposed.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk were among the first people to ride the new line on Monday before officially unveiling the controversial project.
"This rail link ... is going to enable so much more amenity, more development, more affordable housing and adds to the strength and the growth of this, one of the fastest growing areas in Australia," Mr Turnbull said.
The line, which covers more than 12 kilometres from north of Brisbane to Kippa-Ring, near Redcliffe, was originally proposed in 1885 while plans for its construction were floated many times over the subsequent century.
It's opening had been scheduled for mid-2016 but that was pushed back due to problems with its signalling system.