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Townsville completes construction of new northern suburbs bus stops

The new bus stops and routes aim to improve connectivity between Townsville’s northern suburbs and other areas of the regional city

The City of Townsville has confirmed that construction has wrapped up on 21 new bus stops in the city’s northern suburbs. 

The council worked with Translink to install the new infrastructure at routes in Burdell, Bohle Plain, Shaw and Mount Louisa after it received $1.45 million in funding from the Queensland government. 

It comes after routes 211, 212 and 232 began running in June last year, adding 372 new weekly trips for Townsville bus users. 

The expansion in bus facilities and services forms part of the Queensland government’s $27.2 million investment in improving bus services in the state’s growth areas. 

Member for Townsville Scott Stewart says it’s important that people using public transport have good facilities. 

“We know the weather in Townsville can be extreme at times, so this work is very important for the community and public transport users,” Stewart says. 

The City of Townsville has also been working to install infrastructure, tactile ground surface indicators, seating and shade at some of the locations. 

A council spokesperson says the extra routes helped with achieving its goal of making Townsville more connected. 

“Townsville’s northern suburbs are one of the fastest growing areas in the city, and the extra bus routes have helped to further connect areas like Burdell, Bohle Plains, Shaw and Mount Louisa with the rest of the Townsville,” the spokesperson says. 

“The council has spent the last few months installing infrastructure at each of the 21 new bus stops. 

“At some of the more popular stops we have installed seating and shade to make it more comfortable for people to wait for a bus. 

“Each of the stops are accessible and are designed to make it as easy as possible for anyone in the community to take public transport in Townsville’s northern suburbs.” 

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