Last days to comment on TransLink’s proposed bus service changes
  • Tuesday 18 December 2012

Sunshine Coast Council is encouraging people to carefully check TransLink’s suggested changes to local bus services to see how it could affect them.

Council’s Transport Strategy Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said people have until midnight Monday 17 December to provide feedback to TransLink as part of its South East Queensland (SEQ) Network Review.

“TransLink released suggested bus service changes last week based on the first stage of the review undertaken in September – we’re encouraging people to look up the routes they normally use and understand what changes, if any, are being proposed for those services,” he said.

“It’s important people are aware of what is being suggested and considering how these changes could affect their day to day travel around the Coast.

“Of the more significant changes being suggested is the removal of three services in our area, including the Hinterland Connect service between Nambour and Maleny.

“Now is the time to speak up and put forward your views direct to TransLink.

“Council will also be providing comments to TransLink on the suggested service changes.”

Some of TransLink’s proposed service changes include:

  • Potential removal of three services – Hinterland Connect (Nambour to Maleny) and routes 601 (Caloundra to Maroochydore limited stops) and 613 (Twin Waters to Maroochydore)
  • Up to four services may see an improvement in frequency – 600, 605, 615, 631
  • Frequency of route 618 suggested to be reduced from every 30 minutes to 60 minutes
  • Potential realignments of services may include routes 600, 602, 607, 609, 610, 617, 618, 620, and 622

TransLink will consider feedback from this stage of the review. People can check the proposed service changes on TransLink’s website and provide comments via its online feedback form.