|Service area||North Brisbane|
|Service type||Bus & coach operator|
|Stations|| Lawnton |
|Fleet||51 (April 2014)|
Thompsons Bus Service is an Australian operator of bus services in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. It operates 11 services under contract to the Government of Queensland under the TransLink banner.
Brisbane is the capital of and the most populated city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of 2.5 million, and the South East Queensland region, centred on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3.5 million. The Brisbane central business district stands on the historic European settlement and is situated inside a peninsula of the Brisbane River, about 15 kilometres from its mouth at Moreton Bay. The metropolitan area extends in all directions along the floodplain of the Brisbane River Valley between Moreton Bay and the Great Dividing Range, sprawling across several of Australia's most populous local government areas (LGAs)—most centrally the City of Brisbane, which is by far the most populous LGA in the nation. The demonym of Brisbane is "Brisbanite".
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