Shane Rattenbury and Katy Gallagher at launch of Centenary Loop service

Shane Rattenbury and Katy Gallagher at launch of Centenary Loop service

Media release: Shane Rattenbury MLA

Canberra’s new Centenary Loop bus has proven to be a success in its first month with passenger numbers averaging around 240 per day.

“I’m pleased to say that the Centenary Loop bus has been a very popular addition to Canberra’s attractions, and comments from passengers have been overwhelmingly positive,” Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, said today.

“On weekends the new Route 100 Centenary Loop service is being used by more than 500 people over the two days, and the highest recorded patronage for any one day occurred on Friday 1 March when 478 people caught the service.

“Feedback on the Centenary Loop has been excellent and it is encouraging to get comments from people who are visiting Canberra and have travelled on the bus several times during their stay, as well as Canberrans who are regularly using the service to move around the city.

“Formal feedback from passengers has included comments like ‘the service is fantastic’ and ‘the Route 100 made my time here in Canberra very enjoyable and easier to manage’.

“Passengers have also praised the friendly, professional and informative service offered by the ACTION bus drivers.

“To further enhance the Centenary Loop service and to assist interstate visitors in knowing where to go, ACTION has developed a guide which provides timetable information and a map of the loop service.

“The Centenary Loop bus guide is available on the bus, at bus stations and in MyWay Centres. Copies have also been provided to the institutions included in the loop service.”

The free Route 100 Centenary Loop ‘hop on/hop off’ service operates every 30 minutes from 9am to 4.30pm seven days a week and stops at: the Australian War Memorial, National Gallery of Australia, Old Parliament House, Parliament House, Albert Hall, National Library of Australia, National Museum of Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive.

Canberrans are reminded to use the Centenary Loop to move around the city during ‘One Very Big Day’ celebrations on Monday 11 March. All ACTION bus travel will be free on this day. Visit action.act.gov.au for information and timetables.