Mackay Transit Coaches

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Service area Mackay
Routes 14
Hubs Caneland Central
Central Queensland University
Greenfield Shopping Centre
Mount Pleasant Shopping Centre
Mackay Airport
Mirani, Queensland
Depots 1
Fleet 72 (January 2015)
Website www.mackaytransit.com.au

Mackay Transit is the principal bus operator in Mackay in Queensland operating services the TransLink (South East Queensland) scheme in regional Queensland.

Fares[edit]

Visit TransLink Fares and click on Mackay to view a full list of Mackay Transit Fares or call 13 12 30, or 1300 MTC BUS.

Bus Services[edit]

Mackay Transit Coaches is Mackay, Queenslands biggest bus and coach operator. Mackay Transit offers many urban bus services via TransLink (South East Queensland). Public Transport Routes are listed bellow:

  • 300 Base Hospital to Andergrove
  • 301 University to Beaconsfield
  • 302 Caneland Central to East Mackay
  • 303 Caneland Central to Airport
  • 303 Airport to Caneland Central
  • 304 Caneland Central to Mackay Harbour
  • 305 Caneland Central to Slade Point
  • 305 Slade Point to Caneland Central
  • 306 Caneland Central to Mount Pleasant
  • 306 Mount Pleasant to Caneland Central
  • 307 Caneland Central to Blacks Beach
  • 307 Blacks Beach to Caneland Central
  • 308 Caneland Central to Shoal Point
  • 309 Caneland Central to Sarina
  • 310 Caneland Centra to Walkerston
  • 310 Caneland Central to Marian/Mirani

Coach services run from Mackay, Queensland to Emerald, Queensland and minesites around Cleremont, Queensland and the coal fields. Mackay Transit offers a large network of school bus services around Mackay and the surrounding districts. These buses operate every school day of the whole school year with professionally trained drivers and well checked and maintained Buses to get your child to school saftley. Mackay Transit Coaches school buses operate from the following schools:

Fleet[edit]

As at January 2015, the fleet consisted of 72 buses and coaches and 90 Professionaly trained Bus drivers and Office Staff. Bus models consist of Multiple brands and bus types:

  • Daewoo Coaches
  • Mercedes- Benz
  • MAN Coaches
  • Bustech Body Builders

The public transport buses are all modern low floor city buses with wheelchair accessibility and Airconditioning. School buses are decommissioned old public transport buses which makes for a semi-Modern fleet consisting of mostly air conditioned buses.

TransLink[edit]

In November 2016 TransLink will be coming to Mackay (in place of QConnect) and Mackay Transit Coaches will still be the operator of all Urban services in the Mackay region. The brand roll-out will also see an increase to the current network. The increase will see a larger span of hours, and more frequent services across the network including hourly services to both CQU Ooralea and CQU Tafe. Other improvements will include the splitting of the Northern Beaches routes, with a dedicated route for Shoal Point and Bucasia, and a dedicated route for Blacks Beach. The brand roll-out is welcome across Mackay, as a network review and improvement project hasn't occurred since 2005.

Public consultation took place between the 4th July 2016 through to the 24th July 2016. During public consultation information such as route and timetables proposed were listed for the public to view. A survey was available to all people to have their say on the public transport network for Mackay, Sarina, Walkerston, Marian and Mirani.

Mackay Transit Coaches will not be receiving Go Card technology as part of the brand roll-out, and will maintain the current fares (effective of November 2014 - with the 5% fare reduction) and ticketing technology. Mackay has some of the cheapest fares in the state of Queensland at this time. Mackay passengers will be able to access the 24/7 TransLink call centre on 13 12 30 for enquiries about timetable services and to provide feedback on services. Another key benefit to the TransLink roll-out will be the 24/7 call centre access via 13 12 30. This call centre will handle daily timetable enquiries and feedback. The journey planner APP will also include the Mackay network, and be available for download to bus users for free.

Mackay will move to the 300 series route numbering system with implementation in November 2016.

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