North Coast school bus changes in Comboyne

  • information updated at 4.08pm, Tuesday 11 May

From Wednesday 28 April until further notice, there will be temporary adjustments to some school bus services in the North Coast region, to provide students residing in Comboyne with travel options to and from schools in Port Macquarie and Wauchope, after some services remain disrupted due to road closures caused by recent flooding in NSW.

These school bus changes include:

  • Route path changes to:
    • School Buses 41, 51, 53 in the morning
    • School Buses 51, 52 in the afternoon

Services will return to normal when flood repair works on roads are completed and it is safe for buses to resume normal operation.

Comboyne Rd re-opening

From Thursday 13 May, due to the re-opening of Comboyne Rd, the following school buses will return to operating as normal:

Morning services

  • 28
  • 41
  • 51
  • 53

Afternoon services

  • 18 and 51
  • 52
Pembrooke Rd bridge re-opening

From Monday 10 May, due to the re-opening of the Pembrooke Rd bridge across Stony Creek:

  • School Bus 57 (morning and afternoon) will return to operating as normal. Students can use this service to connect with School Bus 77 to travel to and from schools as normal
  • New School Bus 58 (morning and afternoon) will no longer operate as a dedicated transfer service

To plan your trip, students can check new school timetables under the Port Macquarie region.

An outline of the school bus changes are shown below.

Morning school bus changes

School Bus 28
Changes Schools serviced

Route returns to normal from 13 May

  • Service will return to operating its normal route from Thursday 13 May due to the re-opening of the Comboyne Rd

Route change (28 April - 12 May)

  • Changes to school bus 28 map
  • Service will extend to start on Tipperary Rd (at Lorne Rd, Lorne) via Lorne Rd and Comboyne St, to proceed on normal route to Wauchope  
  • Service will not operate on Ocean Dr, Lakewood (between Fairwinds Ave and Nancy Bird Walton Dr)
  • St Joseph's PS - Wauchope
  • Wauchope HS
  • Wauchope PS
School Bus 41
Changes Schools serviced

Route returns to normal from 13 May

  • Service will return to operating its normal route from Thursday 13 May due to the re-opening of the Comboyne Rd

Route change (28 April - 12 May)

  • Changes to school bus 41 map
  • Service will start on Comboyne Rd (at Hartys Creek Ln, Byabarra) to proceed on normal route to Wauchope Transfer Zone
  • Service will not operate on Hill St, Thorne St, Main St, River St in Comboyne, and Comboyne Rd (between Lansdowne Rd and Hartys Creek Ln)

Transfers to school (28 April - 12 May)

Students can transfer to the following services to travel to Port Macquarie schools:

To (school) Connecting services
  • St Columba Anglican School
  • Alight at Wauchope Transfer Zone and School Bus 32 to travel to school
  • Heritage Christian School
  • Newman Senior Technical College
  • Port Macquarie Adventist School
  • Alight at Wauchope Transfer Zone and use School Bus 33 from to travel to school
  • St Joseph’s Regional College
  • Alight at Wauchope Transfer Zone and use School Bus 34 to travel to school

Transfers to connecting services for Port Macquarie schools:

  • Heritage Christian School
  • Newman Senior Technical College
  • Port Macquarie Adventist School
  • St Columba Anglican School
  • St Joseph’s Regional College
School Bus 51
Changes Schools serviced

Route returns to normal from 13 May

  • Service will return to operating its normal route from Thursday 13 May due to the re-opening of the Comboyne Rd

Route change (28 April - 12 May)

  • Changes to school bus 51 map
  • Service will start on Comboyne Rd (at Hartys Creek Ln, Byabarra) to proceed on normal route to Wauchope
  • Service will not operate on Wingam Rd, Hill St, Thorne St, Main St, River St in Comboyne, and Comboyne Rd (between Lansdowne Rd and Hartys Creek Ln)
  • Huntingdon PS
  • St Joseph's PS - Wauchope
  • Wauchope HS
  • Wauchope PS
School Bus 53
Changes Schools serviced

Route returns to normal from 13 May

  • Service will return to operating its normal route from Thursday 13 May due to the re-opening of the Comboyne Rd

Route change (28 April - 12 May)

  • Changes to school bus 53 map
  • Service will extend to start on Lorne Rd (at Tipperary Rd, Lorne) via Lorne Rd and Comboyne St, to proceed on normal route to Port Macquarie

Transfers to school (28 April - 12 May)

Students can transfer to the following services to travel to Port Macquarie schools:

To (school) Connecting services
  • St Joseph's Regional College 
  • Alight at North Haven Bowling Club and use School Bus 9 to travel to school
  • Port Macquarie Adventist School 
  • Alight at Ocean Dr/Dirah St and use School Bus 54 to travel to school
  • Heritage Christian School 
  • Newman Senior Technical College 
  • Alight at Opp. Kendall War Memorial and use route 334k. Then alight at Ocean Dr & Dirah St and transfer to School Bus 52 to travel to school
  • St Columba Anglican School 

Transfers to connecting services for Port Macquarie schools:

  • St Joseph’s Regional College
  • Port Macquarie Adventist
  • Heritage Christian School
  • Newman Senior Technical College
     
School Bus 57
Changes Schools serviced

Route returns to normal from 10 May

  • Service will return to operating its normal route from Monday 10 May due to the re-opening of the Pembrooke Rd bridge across Stony Creek
  • St Joseph's PS - Wauchope
  • Wauchope HS
  • Wauchope PS
School Bus 57 (new route)
Changes Schools serviced

Route withdrawn from 10 May

  • Temporary transfer service will not operate from Monday 10 May due to the re-opening of the Pembrooke Rd bridge across Stony Creek, allowing for some school buses to return to normal

Transfers to connecting services for Port Macquarie schools:

  • Heritage Christian School
  • Newman Senior Technical College 
  • St Columba Anglican School
  • St Joseph’s PS
  • St Joseph’s Regional College
School Bus 58 (new route)
Changes Schools serviced

Route withdrawn from 10 May

  • Temporary transfer service will not operate from Monday 10 May due to the re-opening of the Pembrooke Rd bridge across Stony Creek, allowing for some school buses to return to normal
  • St Joseph's PS - Wauchope 
  • Wauchope HS
  • Wauchope PS

Transfers to connecting services for Port Macquarie schools:

  • St Joseph’s Regional College
  • Heritage Christian School
  • Newman Senior Technical College
  • St Joseph’s PS – Port Macquarie
  • St Columba Anglican School
School Bus 77
Changes Schools serviced

There are no changes to departure times or route path.

Transfers to school

Students can use this service and transfer to the following services to travel to schools:

To (school) Connecting services
  • St Columba Anglican School
  • Alight at Findlay Ave Transfer Zone and use School Bus 28 to travel to school
  • St Joseph’s PS – Wauchope
  • Wauchope HS
  • Wauchope PS
  • From Monday 10 May, alight at Reids Rd/The Old Quarry and use School Bus 58 to travel to schools
  • From 28 April to 7 May, alight at Reids Rd/The Old Quarry and use School Bus 58 to travel to schools
  • St Joseph’s Regional College
  • Alight at Findlay Ave Transfer Zone and use School Bus 66 to travel to schools
  • Heritage Christian School
  • Newman Senior Technical College
  • St Joseph’s PS - Port Macquarie
  • Alight at Findlay Ave Transfer Zone and use School Bus 75 to travel to schools

Transfers to connecting services for Port Macquarie schools:

  • St Joseph’s Regional College
  • Heritage Christian School
  • Newman Senior Technical College
  • St Joseph’s PS – Port Macquarie
  • St Columba Anglican School

Transfers to connecting services for Wauchope schools:

  • St Joseph's PS - Wauchope
  • Wauchope HS
  • Wauchope PS

Afternoon school bus changes

School Bus 28
Changes Schools serviced

Route returns to normal from 13 May

  • Service will return to operating its normal route from Thursday 13 May due to the re-opening of the Comboyne Rd

Route change (28 April - 12 May)

  • St Joseph's PS - Wauchope 
  • Wauchope HS 
  • Wauchope PS
School Bus 18 and 51
Changes Schools serviced

Route returns to normal from 13 May

  • Service will return to operating its normal route from Thursday 13 May due to the re-opening of the Comboyne Rd

Route change (28 April - 12 May)

  • Changes to school bus 51 map
  • School Bus 18 will operate unchanged to Cameron St & Bain St and continue as School Bus 51 which will terminate at Comboyne Rd (at Hartys Creek Ln)
  • Service will not operate on Wingham Rd, Hill St, Thorne St, Main St, River St in Comboyne, and Comboyne Rd (between Lansdowne Rd and Hartys Creek Ln)

Connecting services

Students can transfer to School Bus 51 using the following services:

From (school) Connecting services
  • Heritage Christian School 
  • Newman Senior Technical College 
  • Use School Bus 32 from school and alight at Hasting St Transfer Zone to transfer to School Bus 51
  • Port Macquarie Adventist School 
  • St Columba Anglican School 
  • Use School Bus 33 from school and alight at Hasting St Transfer Zone to transfer to School Bus 51
  • St Joseph's Regional College
  • Use School Bus 42 from school and alight at Hasting St Transfer Zone to transfer to School Bus 51
  • Huntingdon PS 
  • St Joseph's PS - Wauchope 
  • Wauchope HS 
  • Wauchope PS

Transfers from connecting services for Port Macquarie schools:

  • Heritage Christian School
  • Newman Senior Technical College
  • Port Macquarie Adventist School
  • St Columba Anglican School
  • St Joseph’s Regional College
School Bus 52
Changes Schools serviced

Route returns to normal from 13 May

  • Service will return to operating its normal route from Thursday 13 May due to the re-opening of the Comboyne Rd

Route change (28 April - 12 May)

  • School Bus 52 map
  • Route extended from Comboyne St to run via Lorne Rd to Lorne Rd (at Tipperary Rd)

Connecting services (28 April - 12 May)

Students can transfer to School Bus 52 using the following services:

From (school) Connecting services
  • Newman Senior Technical College
  • Use School Bus 1 from school and alight at St Agnes PS, then use School Bus 54 and alight at Opp. Lake Cathie Bowling Club and transfer to School Bus 52
  • St Joseph’s Regional College
  • Use School Bus 9 from school and alight at Ocean Dr & Third Ave to transfer to School Bus 52
  • Heritage Christian School
  • Use School Bus 53 from school and alight at Opp. Lake Cathie Bowling Club to transfer to School Bus 52
  • Port Macquarie Adventist School
  • Use School Bus 54 from school and alight at Opp. Lake Cathie Bowling Club to transfer to School Bus 52
  • St Columba Anglican School

Transfers from connecting services for:

  • Heritage Christian School
  • Newman Senior Technical College
  • Port Macquarie Adventist School
  • St Joseph’s Regional College
School Bus 57
Changes Schools serviced

Route returns to normal from 10 May

  • Service will return to operating its normal route from Monday 10 May due to the re-opening of the Pembrooke Rd bridge across Stony Creek
  • St Joseph’s PS
  • Wauchope PS
  • Wauchope HS

Transfers from connecting services for Port Macquarie schools:

  • Heritage Christian School
  • Newman Senior Technical College
  • Port Macquarie Adventist School
  • St Columba Anglican School
  • St Joseph’s Regional College
School Bus 58 (new route)
Changes Schools serviced

Route withdrawn from 10 May

  • Temporary transfer service will not operate from Monday 10 May due to the re-opening of the Pembrooke Rd bridge across Stony Creek, allowing for some school buses to return to normal
  • St Joseph's PS - Wauchope 
  • Wauchope HS 
  • Wauchope PS

Transfers from connecting services for Port Macquarie schools:

  • Heritage Christian School
  • Newman Senior Technical College
  • Port Macquarie Adventist School
  • St Columba Anglican School
  • St Joseph’s Regional College
School Bus 77
Changes Schools serviced

There are no changes to the route path.

Connecting services

Students can transfer to School Bus 77 using the following services:

To (school) Connecting services
  • St Columba Anglican School
  • Use School Bus 28 from school and alight at Findlay Ave Transfer Zone to transfer to School Bus 77
  • St Joseph’s PS – Wauchope
  • Wauchope HS
  • Wauchope PS
  • From 10 May, use new School Bus 57 and alight at Old Quarry to transfer to School Bus 77
  • St Joseph’s Regional College
  • Use School Bus 66 from school and alight at Findlay Ave Transfer Zone to transfer to School Bus 77
  • Heritage Christian School
  • Newman Senior Technical College
  • St Joseph’s PS - Port Macquarie
  • Use School Bus 75 from school and alight at Findlay Ave Transfer Zone to transfer to School Bus 77
  • Newman Senior Technical College
  • Use School Bus 87 from school and alight at Findlay Ave Transfer Zone to transfer to School Bus 77

Transfers from connecting services for Port Macquarie schools:

  • St Joseph’s Regional College
  • Heritage Christian School
  • Newman Senior Technical College
  • St Joseph’s PS – Port Macquarie
  • St Columba Anglican School

Transfers from connecting services for Wauchope schools:

  • St Joseph's PS - Wauchope
  • Wauchope HS
  • Wauchope PS

 

Region
Port Macquarie
Affected routes

SB51

Start date
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 23:56