ACTION’s proposed weekday bus network for 2012 has been released by Transport for Canberra, with residents in Canberra’s newest suburbs in Gungahlin set to benefit as services are directed through Bonner, Casey, Crace and Forde whilst other established suburbs will receive more services.

Elsewhere, West Belconnen will benefit from an extension of Blue Rapid services to Kippax and there will be changes to routes 2, 3, 4, 7, 10 and 80.

The proposed changes are expected to be implemented in May 2012.

The proposed new and changed services are as follows:

Gungahlin

  • Route 51 to be extended to operate along Overall Ave, Casey.
  • New route 55 to operate from Gungahlin Town Centre to Forde, Bonner and return. David Walsh Ave and Zakharov Ave in Forde will be serviced.
  • Route 58 will be re-routed through Franklin to travel via Hoskins St, Oodgeroo Ave and Nullarbor Av instead of Cash St and Christina Stead St. Route 58 will also be diverted to service Crace, travelling via Nurdurr Dr, Jellicoe St, Langtree Cres, Galore St and Abena Ave.
  • Route 59 will no longer travel through Forde.
  • Red Rapid route 200 will depart from Gungahlin every 10 minutes during morning peak.

Links to maps showing these proposed changes:

Belconnen

  • Blue Rapid routes 318 and 319 will be extended to Kippax Centre including stops along Southern Cross Drive. This will provide a direct link from West Belconnen to Belconnen Town Centre, City, Woden and Tuggeranong every 15 minutes between 7am and 7pm weekdays.

Link to map of proposed change

City West / Acton

  • New route 1 will replace route 2 between City and Dickson. Route 1 will depart from City West, prior to servicing City Bus Station.
  • Route 2 will run between Woden and City then continue to City West and terminate at the National Musuem of Australia between 7am and 7pm.
  • Route 3 will no longer service the National Museum, providing a quicker journey between ANU and the City.
  • Route 7 will also depart from City West.

Links to maps showing these proposed changes:

Fyshwick / Barton

  • Route 80 will be streamlined – will no longer service Brisbane Ave, Causeway, Wiluna St, Whyalla St, Isa St or Barrier St.
  • Red Rapid route 200 will travel directly along Wentworth Ave and Canberra Ave – will no longer service Canberra Railway Station or Fyshwick Markets.

Link to map of proposed changes

South Canberra / Canberra Hospital / Woden

  • Route 4 to be extended to Woden Bus Station, travelling via Canberra Hospital.

Link to map of proposed change

Majura Park

  • Additional Route 10 services will operate to Majura Park during peak hours.

Feedback

Formal feedback on these proposed changes can be sent to Transport for Canberra by email to  communityengagement@act.gov.au or by mail to Public Transport Systems, Territory and Municipal Services, GPO Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601. Feedback must be sent by Friday 25 November 2011.

Or share your thoughts with ACT Bus. Discuss these changes on our forum, Facebook page or by twitter to @actbus

 

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