Holiday bus service for Redland City


Redland City Council has launched a trial holiday bus service as part of its commitment to help residents move around the city easier and safer.

The trial service will complement Translink services between Redland Bay marina and Capalaba during the holiday period from Friday 23 December to Sunday 22 January.

Lookout for the holiday bus providing free transport around Redland City this summer.

Mayor Karen Williams said the special service was designed to meet an identified need for better direct access for residents to key locations across the city.

We believe there is a gap in the current Translink services between Redland Bay Marina and Capalaba, especially over Christmas and New Year, so have decided to step in and ensure residents can more easily connect with the major shopping centres and medical and commercial precincts, as well as other holiday activities,’’ Cr Williams said.

“Services such as these highlight how Council can help residents get around the Redlands more easily and economically, particularly during holidays, without the need for starting up their cars.

“Council is continually looking to boost connectivity in our diverse city, with a transport and connectivity strategy now being developed to benefit all Redlanders. Should this trial have widespread support, we will look to offer more in the future where needs are identified.

“Trials such as this will provide invaluable data that will then feed into our transport strategy, ensuring it meets demand and reflects the transport movements of our community.”

Cr Williams said the bus would travel from Weinam creek to Victoria Point Bus Interchange Shopping precinct, the Redland Hospital, Cleveland Train Station, Alexandra Hills Shopping Centre and the Capalaba Bus interchange shopping precinct.

“The service is a free trial and will run approximately every 90mins from the ferry terminal starting at 8am and returning from Capalaba at approximately 5pm, in turn benefitting residents in many suburbs,” she said.

“We believe this service, which will be run by the local Blue Bus operators, could also help in reducing congestion and parking issues at key transport hubs like Weinam Creek and the Cleveland Train Station over the busy holiday period, providing additional benefits.”

Following the trial Council will evaluate the success and decide whether a similar service could be operated on a permanent basis.

Redland City – Free bus loop service

Stops: Redland Bay Ferry terminal, Redland Hospital, Cleveland train station, Capalaba and Victoria Point libraries and the Alexandra Hills shopping centre.

Please note this excludes Public Holidays on 25 Dec and 26 Dec 2016 and 1 Jan 2017.

Monday to Friday

Trip details Trip details Trip details Trip details Trip details
Redland Bay Ferry Terminal 8.00am 9.30am 11.00am 2.00pm 3.30pm
Victoria Point Shop Bus Station 8.16am 9.46am 11.16am 2.16pm 3.46pm
Redland Hospital Stop   8.28am 9.58am 11.28am 2.28pm 3.58pm
Cleveland train Station 8.37am 10.07am 11.37am 2.37pm 4.07pm
Alexandra Hills Shops Finucane Road 8.47am 10.17am 11.47am 2.47pm 4.17pm
Capalaba Bus Station 8.52am 10.22am 11.52am 2.52pm 4.22pm
Victoria Point Shop Bus Station 9.08am 10.38am 12.08pm 3.08pm 4.38pm
Redland Bay Ferry Terminal 9.25am 10.55am 12.25pm 3.25pm 4.55pm

Saturday & Sunday

Trip details Trip details Trip details Trip details Trip details
Redland Bay Ferry Terminal 7.45am 9.30am 11.00am 2.00pm 3.30pm
Victoria Point Shop Bus Station 8.01am 9.46am 11.16am 2.16pm 3.46pm
Redland Hospital Stop   8.13am 9.58am 11.28am 2.28pm 3.58pm
Cleveland train Station 8.22am 10.07am 11.37am 2.37pm 4.07pm
Alexandra Hills Shops Finucane Road 8.32am 10.17am 11.47am 2.47pm 4.17pm
Capalaba Bus Station 8.37am 10.22am 11.52am 2.52pm 4.22pm
Victoria Point Shop Bus Station 8.53am 10.38am 12.08pm 3.08pm 4.38pm
Redland Bay Ferry Terminal 9.08am 10.55am 12.25pm 3.25pm 4.55pm