Translink says the growing Sunshine Coast community will receive extended services
Public transport provider Translink has announced that two of its Sunshine Coast bus routes will extend into communities.
Translink says Route 611, which runs past Sunshine Coast University Hospital, and 612 will be extended.
Routes 611 and 612 will now include Meridan Plains and Bli Bli, with 611 running past the hospital and into Kawana Forest estate in Meridan Plains.
Route 612 will travel further into Bli Bli where it will complete a route that encompasses Yandina-Bli Bli Road and Parklakes Drive.
Route 611 will bring public transport access to Kawana Forest estate for the first time, as services will also pass Pacific Lutheran College and Meridan Plains Sports Complex.
Translink says there will be a direct journey to Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Kawana Shopping Centre, Mooloolaba and Maroochydore while connections to route 607 to Caloundra and USC Sippy Downs will address community transport needs.
The services will occur every 30 minutes on weekdays and every hour on weekends.
The route 612 extension will have improved service coverage too, with students of Good Samaritan Catholic College being able to use the bus service to get to and from school.
The hourly service will run seven days a week and connect to the Sunshine Coast’s bus and train network.
Member for Caloundra Jason Hunt says the services are vital for the growing communities.
“With nine new stops being built along the extended portions of the routes, many homes will now be within walking distance of a bus stop for the first time,” Hunt says.