Last reviewed: Wednesday 12 Feb 2020 at 3.49pm ()

On 28 January 2020, bus routes 522 and 526 changed and a new route - 533 - was introduced to service the Spring Mountain area.

To improve reliability and on-time running, route 522 was 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 built 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 runs the northern end of the old route 522, from Goodna station to Orion Shopping Centre and Springfield station via Camira and Springfield Fair.

It runs 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 runs the southern end of old route 522, from Springfield Central station to Springfield station via Springfield Lakes.

It runs 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 were made to route 526 to improve the reliability of services across this section of the Ipswich network.

The route alignment for 526 remains the same.

It runs 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 services the growing area of Spring Mountain.

This route is 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 an 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 runs 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 is now available in journey planner.

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