The Gladstone bus network timetable has been changed to better cater for school students.
The Gladstone bus network timetable has been changed to better cater for school students. Brenda Strong

Department caves in to demand for bus changes

THE State Government has introduced a string of new services to Gladstone's bus network after complaints about recent timetable changes.

From Monday a new permanent 8am service on route 505 will be introduced, dropping students off at Kin Kora Primary School at 8.20am before continuing on to Stockland Gladstone.

Glen Eden students will see an extension of route 505 with all bus services terminating from stops on the corner of Glen Eden Drive and Gladstone Benaraby Rd, instead of Edenvale Home.

This comes a month after concerned parents raised their concerns with Gladstone MP Liz Cunningham.

Mrs Cunningham later met with the Department of Transport and Buslink to help resolve the issue.

Assistant Minister for Public Transport Steve Minnikin said the changes would make it easier for children to get to schools in the area. 

"The changes introduced in January presented some issues for parents who were trying to get their children to and from school at appropriate times, particularly for students at Kin Kora Primary School," Mr Minnikin said.

Mrs Cunningham welcomed the changes.

"I am pleased that from Monday people should experience a better public transport service," she said. 

For information or timetables about the new Gladstone bus network visit www.qconnect.qld.gov.au.

How do you feel about changes being made to the bus timetable again?

This poll ended on 04 April 2013.

Current Results

It's good the government listened to complaints and responded

18%

It never should have happened in the first place

81%

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