Bus mess

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

FAIR dinkum, you wouldn’t let this mob or­gan­ise a bun­fight in a bak­ery. Be­tween Townsville City Coun­cil, Sun­bus and Queens­land Trans­port they’ve man­aged to cre­ate the most user un­friendly pub­lic trans­port hub that you’ve ever seen. You’d think they’d be try­ing to en­cour­age peo­ple to use pub­lic trans­port by mak­ing it easy. In­stead they’ve re­moved the whole idea of an in­ter­change and spread the ar­rival and de­par­ture stops at ran­dom on the fringes of the city heart. There’ll be no quick change from one bus to an­other which is too bad if you’ve got heavy shop­ping. The coun­cil agrees the sit­u­a­tion is not ideal but says their pre­ferred op­tion, for all the buses to pick up and set down in Sturt St, was not ac­cept­able to Sun­bus. The end re­sult, how­ever, is to make pub­lic trans­port even less ac­ces­si­ble than it was be­fore. Bad for the en­vi­ron­ment and bad for us all.

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