CLOSE to 400 people have signed a petition calling for Nerang public bus services to be reinstated to seven days a week.
Member for Gaven Dr Alex Douglas MP will table the petition in State Parliament this week which started just days after Translink introduced revised bus services on the Gold Coast in January.
“Residents have told me they want the former routes 21, 20A and 20 restored so the people of Nerang have a proper service, not one that finishes mid-afternoon and doesn’t run at weekends,” Dr Douglas said.
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“Residents are angry with the LNP government’s slashing of services in Nerang and feel like they are being ignored with a second-rate service.”
One of the petition organisers Mr Mark Swain (pictured right) of Nerang met with Dr Douglas to seek his assistance to have the former services reinstated to seven days a week so people can get home from work in normal office hours and travel at weekends.
“The petition organisers are planning to call a public meeting to put forward their case and want to meet with the Transport Minister Scott Emerson to voice their anger,” Dr Douglas said.
“Mr Swain is unhappy with the cut in services to Clearwater Estate at weekends and mid-afternoon.”