Category Archives: "Townsville"

Sunbus school services resuming Monday 20 April 2020
With school resuming on Monday 20 April 2020, Sunbus is advising parents that all school bus services will resume as per normal with the exception of some grammar schools.  If your child goes to a grammar school, please contact the school directly to know if the bus service is operating. 

Bus boon for Townsville commuters as new fleet arrives
posted by: in Townsville
Townsville commuters will soon notice a new look throughout the city with the first of 20 new buses hitting the public transport network this week. TransLink and its delivery partner Sunbus Townsville have worked together to deliver the new buses. Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said the buses arrived at an exciting time ahead of the North Queensland Cowboys first home game at Queensland Country Bank Stadium. Regular free bus services run for eventgoers as part of a 12-month trial which started...

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2019 Christmas and New Year’s Eve services
During the Christmas holiday period, some services will run to different timetables. To find information about your service, please see the relevant region below. For more detailed information, please plan your journey before you travel.   Cairns On Wednesday 25 December (Christmas Day) - no services. On Thursday 26 December (Boxing Day) - Sunday timetable. On New Year's Eve, buses will run to a normal weekday timetable. Additional free bus services will be available after the midnight fireworks, leaving from Lake Street bus station as follows: 110N Cairns to...

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New Townsville and Magnetic Island services and timetables
From Monday, May 13, Townsville and Magnetic Island commuters will have access to a new-and-improved urban bus timetable as well as TransLink's online journey planner and 24-hour public transport hotline.  The new timetable will connect all routes with the soon-to-be-complete CBD bus hub.  These services include:  Townsville Route 200 - Ferry terminal to Kelso Route 201 - Ferry terminal to University  Route 202 - University to CBD Route 203 - Kirwan to CBD Route 204 - Stocklands to CBD Route 205 - Stocklands (via Garbutt) to...

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Golden Octopus Artwork Competition 2019
posted by: in Townsville
To celebrate Sunbus Townsville's new partnership with the Golden Octopus Foundation, we are calling on local children to design a bus wrap that will promote the charity on one of our buses. To enter the competition, download this template and submit your entry (example below) via email to barrettgibson@tagroup.net.au before 5pm on Tuesday, 30 April, 2019.  Triple M's Steve 'Pricey' Price has jumped aboard to help us choose the winning entry which will adorn the bus for the rest of the year.  Our partnership aims to...

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Prepare for your journey back to school
With school resuming on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, students are urged to prepare for their journey to and from school.  Students using dedicated school bus services are advised to familiarise themselves with their school bus number and bus times.  Students and parents should also ensure students have a valid bus pass for travel. Students who travel to school on urban bus services (rather than designated school bus services) are also urged to familiarise themselves with their bus route and bus timetable. For information about school services in Townsville, Magnetic...

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‘Sunbus Santa’ drives important community cause in Townsville
posted by: in Townsville
If you spot Santa behind the wheel of a Sunbus in Townsville this week, don’t go sounding any bells. Just have your phone ready to take a photo! Select bus drivers from Sunbus Townsville will dress up as Santa to steer some Christmas cheer to those in need and raise important funds for local charity Althea Projects - Townsville Drop in Centre (TDIC) Sunbus has pledged $2 to for every passenger or passer-by who spots, snaps and shares a photo of...

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Townsville school bus changes from Tuesday, May 8, 2018
posted by: in Schools Townsville
From Tuesday, May 8, 2018 some timetable and route changes will take effect to school bus services in Townsville.  Please carefully read the changes below to see how they may impact your journey to school.    Morning School Bus Number 1 This bus will depart 5 minutes earlier. Departing Balgal Beach Rd & Mystic Ave (6.55), (L)Marlin St, (R)Tooth St, (R)Esplanade, (R)Trevally St, Balgal Beach Rd, (R)Bruce Hwy, (R)Whalley Cr, Rollingstone St, (R)U-turn Rail Reserve, Rollingstone St, Whalley Cr, (L)Bruce Hwy, (L)Toomulla Beach Rd, (R)U-turn Herald...

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NEW FARES IN 2018
On Monday 22 January 2018, fares will increase on TransLink services across Queensland. In South East Queensland, adult and concession fares will increase by 1.5 per cent, in line with the applicable Consumer Price Index (CPI) rate*. In Cairns, Mackay and Toowoomba, fares will increase due to rising transport running costs, determined by the annual Bus Cost Index (BCI). TransLink School Transport Assistance Scheme (STAS) top up fares will increase by 10 cents per level in line with the STAS biennial fare review. Take...

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Changes to Sunbus Townsville School Services in 2018
Due to contractual changes with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, some changes will take effect to Sunbus Townsville school bus services in 2018. Starting on Monday, January 22, the following school bus routes will be affected: Morning school bus 16 and afternoon school bus 11 from William Ross High will no longer operate. Changes to morning school bus numbers 14 and 15 will occur. Changes to afternoon school bus numbers 14 and 15 will occur. A summary of the...

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