New St George Community Services bus shuttle to help residents

All aboard: St George Community Transport is trialling a shuttle bus service for its clients running between Hurstville and Kogarah. Pictured from left is St George Community Services ceo Carol Strachan, resident Elizabeth Vong, driver Ian Moy and residents Michael Partlin and John Begg. Picture: Chris Lane
All aboard: St George Community Transport is trialling a shuttle bus service for its clients running between Hurstville and Kogarah. Pictured from left is St George Community Services ceo Carol Strachan, resident Elizabeth Vong, driver Ian Moy and residents Michael Partlin and John Begg. Picture: Chris Lane

St George Community Transport, with the support of Georges River Council, is commencing a trial shuttle bus service which aims to offer more transport options to community members and relieve parking at key locations throughout the local government area.

Assisted by a community grant of $3,250 from Georges River Council’s Community Grants Program, the service can be accessed by customers who are currently ineligible to receive subsidised transport services, such as young adults and parents.

The aim of the St George Shuttle is to assist people to attend appointments, visit friends or relatives at hospitals, or travel to Westfield Hurstville to shop.

The service will transport people to and from key locations including Hurstville and Kogarah Stations.

Additionally, it is hoped that provision of this service will help to alleviate parking at Hurstville and Kogarah Stations, Westfield Hurstville and the St George Hospital.

The St George Shuttle Bus Service is also available to hospital staff and the community at large, and will help people new to the area navigate the public transport options available to them.

Offering transport to the community at the cost of a gold coin donation delivers a greater level of accessibility to people experiencing financial hardship or isolation issues.

If the pilot program is a success, it will support the need to incorporate shuttle services into regular funded transport services.

The service, which will run every 30 minutes, will operate for three weeks from Monday, February 4 to Friday, February 22 and will commence at 8.30am and end at 4pm each day.

The route will include the following stops:

 Hurstville Station, Ormonde Parade

 Westfield Hurstville, Cross Street

 St George Private Hospital, South Street

 St George Public Hospital, Kensington Street

 St George Public Hospital, Gray Street

 St Patricks Green, Chapel Street

 Kogarah Station, Railway Parade

For more information about the Shuttle Bus Service please contact St George Community Transport on 9585 3000.

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