Toowoomba users of public transport want to see more buses running across seven days. Ann-maree Cattell waits for a bus.
Toowoomba users of public transport want to see more buses running across seven days. Ann-maree Cattell waits for a bus. Bev Lacey

Passenger pain over city's 'appalling' bus services

RESIDENTS reliant on Toowoomba bus services are appalled at the inefficiency and the prices charged to ride.

Ann-maree Cattell is one of the 75,780 monthly bus users in Toowoomba and catches it twice a week at a cost of $2.40 each trip.

"Often times I wait up to an hour for a bus," she said.

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"There needs to be more buses running and they should be 12 hours a day.

"They should also run on Sundays."

Ms Cattells said the route change effective from Monday, May 20, would possibly further disrupt services.

Chronicle Facebook readers this week called for more regular and efficient bus services in the city.

Ashleigh Marshall, 18, said she paid $6.60 a ticket at least three times a week to get to TAFE.

"It costs me about $35 a week just to catch the bus," she said.

Toowoomba has 31 buses run through TransLink, qconnect and Bus Queensland.

They run every Monday to Saturday, from 7am - 6pm, with the six routes serviced every hour, a TransLink spokesman said.

"On average, there are more than 75,780 bus trips taken in Toowoomba each month," he said.

That figure does not include school buses.

Cr Carol Taylor said the council would support any additional provision of services in the city.