Last reviewed: Wednesday 4 Dec 2019 at 10.45am ()

In early 2020, bus routes 522 and 526 will change and a new route - 533 - will be introduced to service the Spring Mountain area.

To improve reliability and on-time running, route 522 will be split into two shorter bus routes. This change will improve connections between bus and train at Springfield Central, Springfield and Goodna stations; and improve service coverage along Springfield Parkway.

We've also build a new bus interchange at Springfield station, which will be serviced by routes 527 and 528.

Route 527 (Orion to Goodna station via Camira)

Route 527 will run the northern end of the old route 522, from Goodna station to Orion Shopping Centre and Springfield station via Camira and Springfield Fair.

It will run at the following approximate times:

  Hours of operation Frequency
Monday to Friday 5.45am to 8pm 30 mins
Saturday 8am to 6pm 60 mins
Sunday / public holiday 8am to 5pm 60 mins

Route 528 (Orion to Springfield station via Springfield Lakes)

Route 528 will run the southern end of old route 522, from Springfield Central station to Springfield station via Springfield Lakes.

It will run at the following approximate times:

  Hours of operation Frequency
Monday to Friday 5.45am to 8.30pm 30 mins
Saturday  7.30am to 5.30pm 60 mins
Sunday / public holiday 8am to 5pm 60 mins

Minor timetable adjustments will be made to route 526 to improve the reliability of services across this section of the Ipswich network.

The route alignment for 526 will not change.

It will run at the following approximate times:

  Hours of operation Frequency
Monday to Friday 5.45am to 8.15pm

30 mins (peak)

60 mins (off-peak)

Saturday 8am to 5pm 60 mins
Sunday / public holiday 8am to 5pm 60 mins

New bus route 533 will service the growing area of Spring Mountain.

This route will be a loop service from Spring Mountain to Orion Shopping Centre and Springfield Central station, running twice an hour on weekdays. 

We'll also be introducing a 18 passenger and one wheelchair, mid-sized bus known as a 'Poncho', which is the second of its kind used on the TransLink network. 

It will run at the following approximate times:

  Hours of operation Frequency
Monday to Friday 6am to 9pm 30 mins (both loops)
Saturday 7.30am to 6pm 60 mins (both loops)
Sunday / public holiday 8.30am to 4pm 60 mins (both loops)

Timetable information for these services will be available early next year.

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