Bus Commuters Pushing for More Daily Services


Lawnton and Bray Park bus commuters are pushing for an expansion to the 669 bus route when timetable changes are introduced in 2014.

A petition, launched today and sponsored by Pine Rivers MP, Mr Seath Holswich, is calling on Translink to add extra weekday services and introduce weekend services on the route.

"I know there has been a lot of feedback from Lawnton and Bray Park commuters about the importance of the 669 bus, and I am keen to see services on this route expanded," Mr Holswich said.

"Translink are currently assessing potential changes to our local routes, with draft changes likely to be released in coming weeks or months, so this petition is timely to ensure local needs are fully understood."

The temporary 669 route was introduced after Mr Holswich and local residents fought for better bus services for Lawnton and Bray Park in early 2012. It currently only has five hourly services per day, between 9:30am and 2:00pm.

"Significant public pressure in early 2012 forced the previous State Government to introduce this new trial route after existing routes were removed from the area."

"The trial has proved successful and I believe we need extra services on this route to meet demand."

Mr Holswich has previously confirmed that the 669 route will become a permanent route under the incoming changes.

The petition is available for download from www.seathholswich.com under the "Local/Local Issues" tab. The closing date for the petition is Friday 15th November and the completed petition will be tabled in State Parliament during the following week.