Hornibrook Bus

Partnership is at the core of the Hornibrook approach. Through Hornibrook, Keolis Downer is the only bus operator holding contracts with both TransLink and Brisbane Transport.

Hornibrook operates public and school bus services on the Redcliffe Peninsula adjacent to the magnificent Moreton Bay in Brisbane’s northernmost reaches. We service the train stations at Sandgate and Petrie to give our customers access to the vast Queensland Rail (QR) network.

In addition to its main contract with TransLink, Hornibrook is the only company to sub-contract to Brisbane Transport. This arrangement was made possible because of the strong relationship that has been established between the two entities, founded on trust.


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Fast Facts & Figures

million vehicle-km per year
vehicles (including 28 providing sub-contracted services to Brisbane Transport)
million passenger journeys per year
thousand services per year

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  • One of the key focuses of our business, is enhanced driving training to reduce ‘fuel burn’ and enable efficiencies. This training has led to a reduction in fuel use, which reduces costs and damage to the environment.
  • Employee loyalty and a strong culture of teamwork are key factors in the success of Hornibrook. For example, our longest serving employee has just passed his 52nd anniversary in the business. Now in his 70s, he is in great health and intending to stay another couple of years.
  • Hornibrook is very proud to be playing its role in a multimodal network and to ensure that service and timetable changes deliver the best outcome for customers. The Moreton Bay Rail Project is a $1.147 billion, 12.6 km extension of the QR rail network from Petrie to Kippa-Ring with six new stations that was completed in 2016. Hornibrook manages these new services and is working with TransLink to ensure that they are focused on providing customers with a door-to-door transport solution. Additional to the new services are extended operating hours and increased frequency for pre-existing routes.
  • Hornibrook developed a depot near what is now the famous North Lakes development managed by Stockland. Over 20,000 dwellings are found in this growth area of Brisbane, and the local community is benefitting from the new bus services that we are now providing.

Visit the Hornibrook Bus website to learn more