There are changes coming to bus timetables across Caboolture and Bribie Island next month in a bid to improve services.
State Member for Pumicestone Ali King says from November 21, timetable changes to bus services will deliver increased reliability and better connections.
The changes are in addition to upgrades to the First Ave bus stop.
Ms King says she is grateful for the community’s advocacy, which led to the changes.
“I’m working hard to make sure public transport options in our Pumicestone community meet the needs of the people who use it,” Ms King says.
“These bus stop changes will better connect buses with other bus and train services, to give locals easier access for locals to shops, schools and services.
“I’m excited to announce that the changes include a new bus stop near the Palm Lake Beachmere complex to improve residents’ access to bus services.
“Beachmere locals asked for this, so I worked hard to get it done.”
Ms King is encouraging residents to get to know the updated timetables, which will be available online later this month.
“During the budget this year, I secured $400,000 for a transport study on and around Bribie because people told me they need better public transport services,” she says.
“This study is a chance to do even more to make our local public transport system work better for people.
“Part of the study will include extensive community consultation to ensure the community’s needs and preferences are heard.”
Changes to bus services include:
* Route 652 in Beachmere will be extended and a new bus stop built to service the Palm Lake Resort complex in response to customer feedback.
* Route 642 services (Bribie Island park ‘n’ ride to Bribie Island RSL) will be extended to start at Bribie Island Shopping Centre on all trips. This change will ensure services on this route in both directions connect with the main shopping centre on Bribie Island.
* One route 651 service on weekday mornings will be extended to Morayfield station for Morayfield State High School students.
* Early morning services on routes 653, 654 and 656 will now stop at Morayfield Bus Station at Morayfield Shopping Centre.
The changes will be listed online and integrated into Translink's journey planner while push notifications will be distributed through the MyTranslink app.
For more information visit the Translink website or phone Translink's 24/7 customer call centre on 13 12 30.