Wednesday 18 July 2012
The State Government has extended the trial of a new bus route along Sparkes Road at Bray Park.
Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich, said the new bus route 669 between Lawnton and Strathpine Shopping Centre was helping customers travelling to the medical centre and other facilities on Sparkes Road between Francis Road and Kensington Way.
"The trial service runs hourly five times per day between Lawnton train station, Sparkes Road, Westfield Strathpine Shopping Centre and back to Lawnton station via Sparkes Road," Mr Holswich said.
"Customers are already getting on board route 669 buses and we’re expecting that to grow further as people become familiar with this local route.
"We have now extended the trial to 31 October to encourage more customers get on board.
"Route 669 was initially part of TransLink’s restructure of bus routes in the northern suburbs of Strathpine, Bray Park, Warner, Lawnton, Joyner, Petrie, Kallangur, Murrumba Downs and Griffin in February.
"The Thompson bus network was improved with four completely new routes and six newly designed routes.
"On some routes, the hours of operation were extended so now if you leave work a little later than usual, you can still catch the bus home."
Mr Holswich said the Pine Rivers region had experienced a lot of growth in the past few years so the routes were designed to provide public transport for customers in the newer areas for the first time.
"For the first time, customers in Warner or Warner Lakes have been able to get to Warner Village Shopping Centre, Westfield Strathpine Shopping Centre, Strathpine train station and Petrie train station," Mr Holswich said.
"Route maps, timetables and other information on all routes are available on the TransLink website."
For more information on public transport, visit the TransLink website translink.com.au or phone 13 12 30, anytime.