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Extra services start on northern Gold Coast

The extra services start today and will increase the frequency of buses on three key routes

Recently announced extra bus services into northern Gold Coast are being rolled out from today to help boost transport in the area.

According to MyGC, almost 800 services a week will become part of the network as part of a trial between local councils and the Queensland government that’s worth $16 million.

The plan is to roll the services out in a three-step process over the five year trial, with stage one including improvements for routes 721, 722 and 726.

MyGC says buses will run at a higher frequency, particularly in peak times, with services coming up to every 15 minutes.

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Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate says the extra services are a major boost bonus for the area.

“Nearly 800 new bus will provide much-needed links with schools, medical and rail services,” Tate told MyGC.

“As mayor, I’m pleased we’ve listened to the residents of Ormeau, Pimpama and Commera and that is why we have partnered with the state government to deliver this initiative.

“These extra buses will help ease the burden of school drop-offs and pickups, which is good news for families.”

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