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    Default Driving in Brisbane morning traffic

    I'm looking at doing a course but the thing that puts me off is the drive.

    I'm from brisbane south and need to be at strathpine by 9 and finish at 430.

    So does anyone know what the traffic is like at that time of morning in the gateway motorway?

    What about the city bypass tunnel?

    I usually drive around the local school traffic

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    The gateway shouldn't be to bad north of the city, your other options are Gympie road or sandgate road but with road works it may not be a good idea

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    gateway would be better going south to north than north into city

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    I would go gateway but give yourself plenty of time to allow for roadworks/accidents etc as it can get clogged up quickly! Once you are past the city though the traffic will clear up.

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    I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the traffic is pretty bad. Even getting onto the gateway is a nightmare. The M1 seriously sucks usually from the hyperdome right up to past the gateway merge and the gateway itself is a bit hit & miss.

    Not sure about the city bypass tunnel as I go into New Farm but I usually try to leave home by 6.45 & can get into New Farm by 8 which is a much better run than if I leave at 7.15 I don't get in until 9.

    Arvo traffic is pretty sucky too. I finish at 3 these days and still cop a bit of traffic through the gateway merge & Springwood.

    Is train an option?

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    I was just thinking the same thing - train might be worth looking into

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    Ahh i think any way you have to get to and beyond the city is likely to take a while. I spent 45 minutes on an 'express' bus between the hyperdome and the busway this morning.. I hate coming in to Brisbane!

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    Gateway is awesome. We travel north from rochedale a lot and love the gateway . Stay away from icb and gympie rd. they are a mess ATM with all the road works etc.

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    I would look into taking a train

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    There's a train station at Strathpine - would it be possible to walk from there to your course? If so, then train is definitely the more reliable option. The train system has its problems too but there's less chance of delays than with driving.


 

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