Gold Coast bus seat boost

Gold Coast bus passengers get their pick of 13,000 extra seats in the region's network from next Monday

By David Goeldner | June 24, 2010

Gold Coast commuters will get an extra 13,000 seats to choose from next Monday when a new Tweed Heads to Robina bus service starts.

Buses will operate hourly connecting Tweed Heads with The Pines, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Southern Cross University and Robina Town Centre.

The Tweed-Robina service will account for some of the seat increase as part of a $1 million public transport ‘enhancement package’ for the southern Gold Coast, announced recently by Transport Minister Rachel Nolan.

"The package includes more buses for Varsity Lakes train station and a new connecting route into Coolangatta Airport," Nolan says.

"This package means 48,000 public transport seats a week have been added to TransLink’s network on the Gold Coast since Varsity Lakes train station opened in December 2009," she says.

Nolan says the Tweed-Robina bus service will be reviewed after six months.

A TransLink spokesperson says the improvements follow a recent network review aimed at improving bus-rail connections and providing direct bus routes to popular Gold Coast destinations.

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