More than 20 students were left stranded when a scheduled Buslink school bus failed to arrive at a Glen Eden Drive bus stop on Thursday morning.
More than 20 students were left stranded when a scheduled Buslink school bus failed to arrive at a Glen Eden Drive bus stop on Thursday morning. Brenda Strong

Minister acts on Gladstone bus complaints

THE Queensland Government has responded to criticisms over bus services in Gladstone.

Public Transport Assistant Minister Steve Minnikin yesterday said a senior TransLink officer would be in Gladstone on Monday, February 4 to ensure bus services being delivered by the local operator were of the highest standard.

Mr Minnikin said the officer would meet with Buslink, a government subsidised company, following a number of concerns raised by residents about changes to bus services.

"Last week the Member for Gladstone Liz Cunningham contacted the Minister for Transport and Main Roads' office about a number of issues, particularly with the routes servicing schools like Kin Kora Primary," Mr Minnikin said.

"Following the strong representation made by Ms Cunningham the bus operator has been contacted and made a commitment that students waiting along Glen Eden Dr will be picked up."

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