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    Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    3 new routes, 401 extra bus services

    Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    Friday, January 20, 2017

    3 new routes, 401 extra bus services

    401 additional bus services and three new routes are being rolled out on the Sunshine Coast by TransLink from Monday, January 23. 

    Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games, Stirling Hinchliffe said new bus services would connect staff, students and patients with the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital. 

    “The Palaszczuk Government is moving to put extra bus services in place ahead of the opening of the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital in April with staff already on site and students preparing for first semester,” Minister Hinchliffe said. 

    “New bus routes, additional services and later operating hours mean better public transport connections from key locations across the Sunshine Coast to the region’s soon-to-be opened University Hospital.” 

    TransLink’s Sunshine Coast network improvements include: 

    • New route 611 -Maroochydore to the hospital every 30 minutes on weekdays
    • New route 637 -Nambour Local Loop
    • New route 638 -Nambour – Palmwoods Loop  

    “I’m delighted that the improvements to TransLink’s Sunshine Coast bus network have been built by passengers for passengers,” the Minister said. 

    “The Sunshine Coast network has been reshaped by TransLink with the results of recent community surveys to help deliver better services for growing communities such as Woombye and eastern Burnside. 

    “More morning and evening services have been added to the timetable, averaging more than 400 across the week, with direct routes to the new hospital from Maroochydore, Kawana, Caloundra and the University of the Sunshine Coast. 

    “Combined with the Palaszczuk Government’s Fairer Fares initiative, this is a great investment in connected communities and convenient, affordable public transport for the Sunshine Coast’s fastest growing urban areas.” 

    For more information about TransLink’s Sunshine Coast bus route improvements visit: https://translink.com.au/about-translink/projects-and-initiatives/sunshine-coast-university-hospital 

    Or use the journey planner on the TransLink smartphone app, on the website at www.translink.com.au or by calling 13 12 30, anytime. 

    Media contact: 0475 950 772.