TMR is developing a draft Northern Sunshine Coast Public Transport Strategy. Your input will help shape the strategy's development.
A plan for better public transport
The Department of Transport and Main Roads is planning an integrated transport network that connects Sunshine Coast communities.
The Direct Sunshine Coast Rail Line and Sunshine Coast Public Transport projects are being planned together now to increase public transport opportunities for the growing Sunshine Coast community.
Together, the Direct Sunshine Coast Rail Line and the Sunshine Coast Public Transport projects will make travelling by public transport to, from and within the region more convenient, affordable and reliable. They will work together to cater for different types of trips, providing a comprehensive travel solution that meets the varied needs of the community.
TMR is also delivering the Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade (B2N) project, which covers about 40km of the North Coast Line and will provide additional track capacity and reliability, creating travel time savings and increased passenger and freight services to the growing Sunshine Coast region.
These 3 projects will provide north-south connections, connected by frequent east–west bus connections.
The Southern Sunshine Coast Public Transport Strategy outlines how these 3 major projects (north–south corridors) will service the region, along with frequent east–west bus connections.
Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade
The B2N project covers about 40km of the North Coast Line and will provide additional track capacity and reliability, creating travel time savings and increased passenger and freight services.
Read about project progress.
Direct Sunshine Coast Rail Line
A proposed new 37km passenger rail line being planned to connect the Sunshine Coast community between Beerwah, Caloundra and Maroochydore to Brisbane and beyond.
View the revised corridor and station designs.
Sunshine Coast Public Transport
An enhanced public transport connection between Maroochydore and the Sunshine Coast University Hospital at Birtinya, with a possible extension to Caloundra.
TMR is now seeking feedback on station locations and vehicle options.
Bus service improvements
New bus services were recently introduced and we’re planning to continue to improve connections between stations, key destinations and surrounding areas. This will improve travel options for areas not directly connected by the western, central or coastal corridors.