Gold Coast doubles-up
Double-decker buses to run passengers from Gold Coast Airport to Broadbeach
Double-decker buses will run exclusively on route 777 from the Gold Coast Airport to Broadbeach South from this month onwards.
The unique, high-capacity buses are operated by Surfside Buslines, which now has eight double-decker buses in its fleet – enough for the larger buses to service the busy route full-time from now on.
TransLink director Keith Boyer says the new double decker buses will provide a welcome boost to local tourism.
"Visitors now have a new and exciting way to take in the sights of the Gold Coast while taking the stress out of organising travel to and from the airport," he says.
"Passengers arriving at the airport can catch the bus to Broadbeach South Station and transfer to the G: at Broadbeach South tram station, or connect to route 750 to Robina and route 705 to Seaworld."
With route 777 running every 15 minutes and the G: running every 7.5 minutes, travellers can just turn up and go.
"A video monitor on the first floor shows seat availability on the top deck, making it even easier for customers to find a seat," Boyer says.
"Travelling with a go explore card allows tourists unlimited daily travel on the 777, the G: and TransLink theme park bus services from just $10 per day and the card can be loaded with up to eight day passes at a time."
The buses are owned by Transit Australia Group, parent company to bus manufacturer Bustech and Surfside Buslines.
Gold Coast Airport chief operating officer David Collins welcomes the use of the buses on the popular airport route.
"The use of the double deckers and improved signage at the Gold Coast Airport stop will greatly improve customers’ experience," he says.
"We look forward to both tourists and locals alike making the most of this great new offering from TransLink."
The buses, built by Bustech, are actually cheaper to build and maintain than regular articulated buses and built and designed on the Gold Coast.
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