Toowoom-bus: 30 percent increase in services set for June

The people of Toowoomba can look forward to more than 1150 bus services a week with TransLink set to launch in June.

Local public transport has come under fire in recent years with news and blogs criticising the lack of buses and services in the area.

Speaking to the Toowoomba Chronicle, Assistant Minister for Transport Glenn Butcher said the services would now expand to seven days a week.

“From June there will be about a 30 percent increase on the current network and for the very first time, we will introduce Sunday services on popular routes,” Mr Butcher said.

Mr Butcher said now that this stage was complete, the government was finalising sites for new bus stops to support the network increase.

“Commuters will also notice improvements to the bus network including additional morning and afternoon services to help the community to get to and from work,” he said.

“There will also be increased services to major destinations including the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba Hospital, Grand Central Shopping Centre and Clifford Gardens Shopping Centre.”