ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Katy Gallagher, has announced that the timetables for ACTION’s new bus network will be available from today, Monday 14 May 2012.

“New timetables for Network 12 will be available from the ACTION website (www.action.act.gov.au), MyWay Centres, and Woden and Tuggeranong Bus Stations,” the Chief Minister said. “The timetables will be in Canberra Connect Shopfronts from tomorrow (Tuesday).

“All service times will change as a result of the new network, which begins on the 28th May 2012.

“ACTION will have staff at bus stations to inform customers of new services and timetables. This will be supported by a promotional campaign including radio and print advertising, information at key bus stops and on board buses and via the ACTION website and Twitter feed.

“Major service changes include:

  • extension of Routes 318 and 319 on the Blue Rapid line to Kippax providing 15 minute frequency between Kippax and Belconnen
  • improved frequency on the Red Rapid express service from Gungahlin to Fyshwick (via City) to depart every 10 minutes during the morning peak servicing five additional stops
  • new services, Route 55 on weekdays and Route 955 on weekends, will connect Forde and Bonner to Gungahlin Marketplace
  • weekday and weekend bus services to Casey and Crace
  • redesign of Route 951 to travel via Flemington Road providing a direct link from Gungahlin Marketplace to the City on weekends
  • redesign of routes in Central Canberra to reduce travel time through the city for Australian National University commuters and to the Parliamentary Triangle
  • additional Blue Rapid 300 series services departing from Tuggeranong in morning and afternoon peak periods
  • more direct services to and through Fyshwick
  • community Route 73 and 74 redirected to travel via Catchpole St to cater for aged residents in Macquarie.

“I look forward to the new network starting in a few weeks time and remind Canberrans that Network 12 will extend high frequency services and provide better connections as well as provide services to new suburbs in Gungahlin including Bonner, Crace, Forde and Casey and make improvements to existing services in Kippax, Central Canberra, Fyshwick and Majura Park,” the Chief Minister concluded.