Former Belconnen Interchange School Platforms?

Started by Buzz Killington, May 05, 2009, 06:38:03 PM

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Buzz Killington

Does anybody have any more details on the former School Services platforms? It was the first I'd heard of it.


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The layover at the bottom of Belconnen Interchange served as school run platforms for a time. This is why there is a fence and gate arrangement down there - each gate was a school service platform.

For students who lived outside the school's local area, there would be a school run to the interchange and then the students could catch a dedicated school service home instead of using a regular route service. (There would also be direct school routes to the suburbs near the school.) I don't know when this arrangement stopped.

This was also the arrangement at the old Woden Interchange (pre-1982). The layover at Woden was at the bottom of the interchange (where platforms 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 are now). There was a fence with gates, just like at Belconnen. Once Woden was redeveloped, school runs would drop off and pick up from the normal platforms.