Murgon to Caboolture bus service rescued again
PURSERS Coaches will replace Brisbane Bus Lines' Murgon to Caboolture service following an announcement yesterday the company would stop the run.
Mayor Wayne Kratzmann said he was bitterly disappointed with Brisbane Bus Lines' decision to discontinue services without consulting the council who, along with Cherbourg Aboriginal Council, funded the continuation of the service earlier in the year.
"Council would like to thank the owners of Pursers Coaches for their quick response to work with Council to continue the service," he said.
"Council will continue to work with Pursers Coaches to monitor the use of the service and lobby State Government for future support."
BRISBANE Bus Lines have announced the Murgon to Caboolture bus service will stop running on Saturday, November 29.
The bus company is losing about $3000 each week and can not sustain the route, which allows passengers to travel from the South Burnett to Brisbane via the rail link at Caboolture.
Director Ian Mitchell said despite running the service in a new format for the last four months too few people were using the service to make it viable.
The last service to run from Caboolture to Murgon will depart on the afternoon of Friday, November 28.
The last service departing Murgon to Caboolture will be on Saturday, November 29.
"I believe negotiations are occurring with another operator to take over from Brisbane Bus Lines," Deputy Mayor Keith Campbell said.
"I am confident a formal announcement will be made by the mayor when negotiations are complete."
The announcement is expected before the service stops on November 28.