Q: Can passengers other than
School Children catch a Buslink School Bus?
A: Buslink School Buses are a
designated service for school students. Each bus has a sole purpose of picking
up registered students on a designated route and delivering students to school
in the morning and then returning students from school via a designated route
home in the afternoon. Buslink school buses do not pick up any adults or
children without a valid school student ID.
Q: How do I know which Buslink
bus my child needs to catch? Is there a timetable I can access?
A: On our Website (www.buslink.com.au) under the “Your Bus
Services” under “Sunshine Coast” you will find access to all the information
you require. There is a section that will show you which bus routes go to which
schools and suburbs. From there, if you click on the bus route number, it will
take you through to the Journey Planner on the Translink website which will
list all the pickup and drop off points with relevant times.
Q: What fare is accepted to get
on the Buslink School Bus?
A: All students must show a fare when entering our buses. We accept a
Buslink Bus pass, Cash or a Go Card as payment for a fare. Without one of these
three methods, YOUR CHILD IS FARE EVADING.
Q: What is the Code of Conduct?
A: Similar to schools, in order
to utilise the services provided by Buslink, students must comply with a Code
of Conduct. The code has been developed by Translink, in conjunction with bus
operators, and is there to protect students, parents and drivers. It regulates
the behaviour that is expected on the buses and ensures the safety of all
children while on board. If the Code of Conduct is breached by a student,
disciplinary action may occur.
Q: Does Buslink tolerate Bullying
on School buses?
A: Absolutely not. If there are
any issues of bullying on the bus, please ensure your child tells someone they
feel safe telling, for example another student, a teacher, a parent or the
driver. Once we are notified of the issue, we will follow our internal
procedures to rectify the situation.
Q: Do I need to book my child on
the Buslink School bus?
A: No, you don’t. Your child can
simply wait at the bus stop and can board the bus when it arrives. We suggest
that the students are at the bus stop in the morning 10 minutes prior to the
bus departure time to ensure they don’t miss the bus.