Not just the mall

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North - Mary Ver­non mary. ver­non@ townsville­bul­letin. com. au

THE out­rage of pub­lic trans­port users about the re­moval of the bus in­ter­change at the city cen­tre and the ran­dom scat­ter­ing of bus stops around the sur­round­ing streets is grow­ing day by day. But bus users else­where re­port sim­i­lar prob­lems. One reader re­ports the sit­u­a­tion in Rail­way Es­tate is atro­cious: ‘‘ they changed the bus route 12 months ago away from Tenth Ave to Ninth Ave. All the old bus stops are still in Tenth Ave, no bus stops or shel­ters in Ninth Ave or at the bot­tom end of Brooke St just be­fore you turn into Ninth Ave, ev­ery­body has to stand out in the rain, then they have to jump out in front of the bus just to hail it down. Noth­ing has been done about re­lo­cat­ing the bus stops or shel­ters they just don’t care about com­muters in this town’’. Sadly, go­ing by the she­moz­zle in the city cen­tre, I’d have to agree.

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