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Powell Media Release – New bus route 657 Caboolture North (10 January 2014)

The Newman Government is providing more public transport options for Caboolture North residents from 20 January.

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, said new bus route 657 will connect the rapidly growing residential area bounded by Pumicestone, Jensen and Male roads with the Caboolture CBD between 9.15am and 2.50pm.

“The new route provides a better connection to other bus and trains services at Caboolture station,” Mr Powell said.

“Passengers have an easy walk from the train station to other services and facilities in the Caboolture CBD, including the Caboolture Hub, medical specialists, the RSL and CBD shops.

“Students studying at QUT Caboolture will be able to transfer at Caboolture train station to a route 655 bus, which stops on Tallon Street directly outside the campus.”

Mr Powell said bus route 657 between Caboolture North and the CBD was being implemented as part of the changes across the South East Queensland network.

“Residents in Caboolture North have been asking for better access to public transport and this new route will address this,” Mr Powell said.

“Connecting Caboolture North residents to shopping, catching up with friends, attending medical appointments and other facilities in the CBD is a great result.

“This change will certainly make a large difference to residents who previously had no access to public transport.

“The route also travels past the site of the new Caboolture primary school, on the corner of Pumicestone and Cottrill roads, which was announced by the State Government earlier this year to complement nearby Caboolture and Tullawong state schools.

“These two initiatives show the government is serious about planning for growth in the Caboolture region.”

The majority of bus routes across the Moreton Bay region have been improved to better meet passenger demand and running times from 20 January under the SEQ Bus Review.

For more information and to plan your journey, visit www.translink.com.au or phone 13 12 30, anytime.

 

[ENDS] 10 January 2014

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