100 new bus services for Cairns

More than 100 new bus services have been introduced in Cairns, QLD, from this week

More than 100 new bus services per week will be operating out of the new Cairns City bus station from now on.

Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson says passengers will have improved access to the newly redeveloped Cairns CBD providing a welcome boost for the local economy.

"It was important to increase frequency on the weekends and we are delivering on our strong plan to revitalise frontline services by contributing $5 million toward the new bus station."

There will be nine additional late night services in and out of the city on Friday night and a number of additional buses on Saturdays and Sundays, meaning that several routes will now run to an hourly timetable on weekends.

Member for Cairns Gavin King says the 113 extra bus services provide a boost to public transport in Cairns making it easier for families and tourists to enjoy the city during the weekend.

"On top of the new services, TransLink will now be responsible for managing public transport in Cairns," he says.

"This will mean passengers will now have access to a one-stop shop for public transport information including the Journey Planner and 24/7 Customer Service line."

TransLink will continue to work with Cairns Regional Council after the brand rollout on a bus stop upgrade program to ensure the city’s public transport network meets customers’ expectations.

"We will also continue to work with the local bus operator, Sunbus, to provide frequent, reliable and affordable public transport in the region," says King.

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