Redcliffe residents are not happy with TransLink’s proposed changes to the region’s bus routes

Peninsula residents have until Sunday to have their say on TransLink’s proposed bus network changes — which include removing the bus stop near the Redcliffe Library.

TransLink plans to alter existing bus routes so they service the train stations along the Moreton Bay Rail Link when it opens next year.

Regular bus user Wendee Osborne urged residents to have their say before the survey closed this weekend.

A TransLink spokesman confirmed that, under the changes, no buses would stop at the Redcliffe Library and only one bus would stop underneath Peninsula Fair Shopping Centre.

“The closest stop to the Redcliffe Library is the Humpybong Bus exchange which is a very long walk in the heat or rain or while trying to return heavy books,” Ms Osborne said.

Ms Osbourne was also frustrated the 694 service would no longer stop underneath Peninsula Fair.

Under the changes, bus routes 660, 680 and 694 will stop on Anzac Ave, outside the shopping centre.

Ms Osbourne said having to cross the road would not be easy for senior citizens, the disabled or parents juggling children and babies.

“It is a great inconvenience to people,” Ms Osborne said.

Ms Osborne has started a petition to have the Redcliffe Library included as a stop on bus routes and that all buses stop underneath the shopping centre.

She warned there could be changes to other routes residents were not aware of.

Ms Osbourne encouraged everyone to visit the TransLink website and have their say.

Several residents have also raised concerns about the proposed changes to the P315 service, which runs from Redcliffe to Brisbane City.

Under the changes, this service will be named the 691 and will travel from Scarborough and terminate at Sandgate.

To have your say phone TransLink on 13 12 30 or visit the TransLink website.

Source: Quest News

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