Bus route 604, the new dedicated bus route for Bellvista and Bells Reach, will commence operation on Monday February 24th. The new dedicated bus route will provide a valuable service for local residents.
All six previously closed bus stops will re open to be serviced 4 times per day, 7 days per week.
Not only will the Bells Reach and Bellvista Stops be serviced, but travellers will also have stops along Caloundra Rd, near the RSL, Stockland and the Caloundra Bus Station.
Monday to Friday will see services arrive at Lomond Cres (near the Bellvista Meeting Place) at 9:28 am, 11:18 am, 2:18pm and 5:18 pm.
The timetable will differ on weekends. Buses will arrive at Lomond Cres at 7:48 am, 12:28 pm, 2:28 pm and 6:48 pm.
During the June 2019 Public Meeting with Translink, residents requested access to buses servicing the SCUH, especially in relation to hospital visiting hours. The weekend timetable was designed with this request in mind.
Thanks must go to the many residents and others across the community for having this service restored.
Active participation by residents in voicing their concerns to Translink and Minister Bailey’s Office ensured our concerns were raised. Mark McArdle’s forums in 2019 marshaled resident support and set plans for the future in motion.
Deep thanks must go to local ALP candidate Jason Hunt. It was Jason and his access to senior ALP government connections who was able to keep pressure on those responsible and have the decision to remove the bus stops overturned.
BeCA was able to liaise closely with Jason during the negotiations.
Jason always believed it was a poor decision. a poor decision which disregarded the needs of many Bellvista and Bells Reach residents, especially the elderly.
BeCA is delighted to formally announce that the bus service is back!
More timetable and bus stops info HERE