Back to the future

Greyhound has introduced a timetable change reminiscent of the halcyon days of long distance travel

March 28, 2012

Greyhound Australia has re-introduced an early morning Sydney to Brisbane express service to its timetable.

Greyhound General Manager Government and Public Affairs Tony Hopkins says the community, local members and councils across NSW had all been vocal in their support of an additional 7am service out of Sydney.

The service passes through a number of east coast communities including Newcastle, Bulahdelah, Forster, Taree, Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Nambucca Heads, Uranga, Coffs Harbour, Woolgoolga, Grafton, Ballina, Byron Bay and Gold Coast.

"Listening to feedback from the community is an important part of what makes Greyhound Australia such a successful operation," Hopkins says.

The GX241 service was originally removed from Greyhound’s timetable late last year due to poor patronage, but Hopkins says feedback from the local community indicated renewed demand for the express service to Brisbane.

"All Greyhound timetabling decisions are demand driven," he says.

"We heard the message loud and clear that this is a service the community are keen to throw their support behind.

"As long as there is demand for this service we will continue to include it on our roster.

"I urge everyone who fought for its reinstatement to show their support by booking a seat."

Bookings on the Australia’s Sydney to Brisbane GX241 express service are now open.

For more information, or to book, visit or call 1300 GREYHOUND (1300 473 946).

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