Isolated SA community gets bus service

SA operator Buses R Us has extended its service to a small community in Davenport following negotiations with the state's government

October 23, 2012

South Australian operator Buses R Us has been swayed to extend its service to Davenport, a small
three kilometres
from Port Augusta,
following negotiations with the South Australian Government.

State Transport Services Minister Chloe Fox says public transport services for the Davenport community started yesterday.

"These services will provide a crucial link for this community to Port Augusta with much wider benefits than simple convenience," she says.

"Having this connection alleviates issues such as social isolation and provides access to wider services.

Buses R Us operates the Augusta Park loop service, which starts from the city centre.

The service will now be extended out to the Davenport community three times each weekday.

Buses R Us Managing Director Geoff Grantham says the new service will be monitored over the next three months to ensure a smooth introduction.

"We've been in constant communication with the Transport Department to bring about these new services," he says.

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