Council to axe 412, 109, 402 bus routes to UQ
In a surprise announcement this morning, Translink announced the cancellation of the 402, 412 and 109 high frequency routes to UQ. Speaking from George Street, the transport minister said that the change was for the better.
"Given the huge patronage of these routes, we thought that it was only fair that they be axed." stated Mr Emerson. "The former routes will be replaced with the popular citycycle service, supplemented by walking."
The move is expected to save an unprecedented $30 million over the next five years, freeing up a large number of drivers for redundancy. Translink also cites added health benefits for students, including calf muscle buildup and a greater appreciation for the outdoors.
UQ's peak student body, UQ Union has applauded the move, saying that they will support any cost saving measures put in place by the sitting LNP government.
There has been limited reaction from the UQ student body as of this morning, as most people are waking up to the news. Though when queried by reporters, Translink did say that the plans were open for public consultation from exactly 11:50pm Sunday to midnight, during which time they received no negative feedback.
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