Future of hinterland buses in the hands of users

THE future of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland bus service lies in the patronage numbers.

Transport Minister Scott Emerson made it clear in Queensland Parliament on Thursday that it was a simple equation.

"Unfortunately, patronage is very low," he said.

"The trial is continuing. It is due to end mid-year.

"I would have to say that at the moment the numbers are not strong.

"At the moment there are about six passengers per service."

Mr Emerson spoke after a question from Nicklin MP Peter Wellington about the service's future.

He urged Mr Wellington to encourage locals in the area to use the service.

"Once we get to the end of the trial we will review it, but the reality is that ... we want services to continue but only if we have the patronage," he said.



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