NOT ENOUGH: Greyhound Australia have suspended their service from Brisbane to Roma due to lack of passengers.
NOT ENOUGH: Greyhound Australia have suspended their service from Brisbane to Roma due to lack of passengers. Contributed

Why Greyhound won't be coming to Roma anymore

THE iconic dog embellished buses will no longer be making the trek out to Roma.

Greyhound Australia announced on Friday that they would be suspending their Brisbane to Roma service, effective from Sunday.

National sales manager Dan Smith said the suspension is attributed to insufficient passenger volumes between Miles and Roma, which as a result made it hard for the company to continue the service.

"Despite trying multiple initiatives, in order to improve passenger volumes so we can continue to service the local communities on this route, they have proven to be unsuccessful,” Mr Smith said.

"Our load volumes between Miles and Roma have been consistently under our break even point, which is the definitive reason for the suspension.

"So with this in mind, Greyhound Australia can no longer financially justify operating the twice daily service between Brisbane and Roma.”

The service will now only travel as far as Miles, with two buses departing daily from Brisbane.

"Greyhound's commitment to the Surat Basin remains in place with twice daily services between Brisbane and Miles,” he said.

Although the suspension is an end or era, this is not the only bus service that operates from Brisbane to Roma. Residents are still able to catch a bus from Brisbane to Roma, and vice versa, with fleet operator Bus Queensland.

So Maranoa, what do you think about Greyhound's decision to suspend their service from Brisbane to Roma? Let us know what you think by emailing us at editorial@westernstarnews.com.


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