Greyhound services back in FNQ as flood waters clear

By: Chris Smith


Good news for travellers this week with Greyhound Australia set to recommence services in Northern Queensland as flood waters recede.

Good news for travellers this week with Greyhound Australia set to recommence services in Northern Queensland as flood waters recede.

Chief Executive Officer Robert Thomas says most services will resume in the coming days after the flooding forced Greyhound to suspend a number of routes.

"Several roads have been affected by flooding since December 31 so those travelling through the region will be pleased to hear Greyhound services are back on route," Thomas says

"There are a large number of backpackers either currently stranded in Northern Queensland or wanting to travel to the region so now they can carry on with their adventures.

"It is important to note that all services still remain on flood warning so travellers should continually check the Greyhound website for updates."

Service updates to the region are as follows:

  • North Queensland - (Services between Cairns and Rockhampton)

  • All services are now operating between Brisbane and Cairns via Rockhampton as per the operating timetables.

  • Western Queensland - (Services between Mount Isa, Townsville, Blackall and Tennant Creek)

  • Services 493 & 494 at present are operating between Brisbane and Longreach however closed between Longreach and Mount Isa.

  • Services 481 & 482 will be operating between Townsville and Pentland as of Thursday 12 February.

  • Service 484 from Mount Isa to Tennant Creek will recommence service on the Friday 13 February.

  • Service 884 from Tennant Creek to Mount Isa will recommence service on Saturday 14 February.

  • Central/Western Queensland - (Services between Rockhampton and Mackay via Emerald)

  • All services are operating as per the scheduled timetables.

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