Bus Network Changes starts October 7

Transport Canberra introduced a new network on 7 October 2017. The network change is the first of a series of improvements towards the ACT Governments objective of developing an integrated public transport system to the nation’s capital.

Some services have been modified in the new network to allow for changes in our public transport infrastructure. This could mean that you may need to connect from one service to another to get to your destination. At this stage it is connecting from one bus to another however long term, this may mean you connect from a bus to light rail.

Changes made to the new network will see the introduction of two new Rapid services, changes to high frequency connections, modifications to individual routes to allow for better services and improvements to meet patronage demand and services into new residential suburbs.

The new network demonstrates Transport Canberra’s commitment to improve the network as we move and evolve with the city.

Bus station maps

Network maps


What's new?

Green Rapid

  • The Green Rapid will have more frequent trips between the City and Woden with buses departing every 15 minutes or better between 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.
  • The introduction of the Green Rapid will see changes to existing Routes 4 & 5.
  • Route 5 will no longer run and the Route 4 will see a number of changes to its route and frequency and direction.
  • The Green Rapid and Route 4 will no longer service Constitution Avenue and Russell. Passengers will be able to connect to Russell at the City Bus Station or Barton Bus Station on the Red Rapid.
  • For passengers travelling to the Canberra Outlet Centre or through to Woden, the Green Rapid and new Route 4 are designed to connect passengers along Goyder Street, Red Hill.
  • Red Hill passengers will see some Route 4 service stops removed along La Perouse Street.

Black Rapid

  • The Black Rapid will be the fastest service connecting passengers between the Gungahlin and Belconnen Town Centres. The Black Rapid will continue to be the Route 250, however it will no longer service Baldwin Drive.
  • The Black Rapid buses depart every 15 minutes or better between 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.
  • The Black Rapid will no longer service Baldwin Drive, Haydon Drive or College Street, however this impact has been reduced by increasing frequency on Routes 54 and 30.

Blue Rapid

  • Effective 7 October 2017 a 7 day Blue Rapid (Route 300) will come into effect.
  • This change to the network will mean that the Route 900 will no longer be in service.
  • Passengers from Erindale will see the Route 971 frequency increased and extended to Woden where connections can be made to City and other destinations.
  • The 932 will operate from Woden to City only.


  • Effective 9 October 2017, Xpresso services, 712, 714, 743, 744 and 717 will complete their trip in the City Bus Station where passengers can connect to services 1, 2, 3, 6 or 200’s to complete their journey to Barton and Parliamentary Triangle.

19/319 and 18/318

  • Passengers who use routes 18/318 and 19/319 are advised that the following changes will come into effect from 9 October 2017:
    • Blue Rapid services will now extend to Lanyon.
    • The route 19/319 as it travels through Bonython will now become the Route 18/318
    • The Route 18/318 as it travels past Bonython will become the route 19/319

Weston Line

  • The Route 182 will now extend into Denman Prospect, Monday to Friday. Connecting passengers to Cooleman Court, the City and Weston Creek.
  • Park and Ride facilities are available at Weston Creek where passengers can connect with the Route 182 into the City. Services are available Monday to Friday.

City Bus Station

  • Effective 7 October 2017 Platforms 10 and 11 will no longer be in use for services in preparation for works on the Northbourne Plaza.
  • Charter services will still operate from Platform 10 and 11 in the City Bus Station.
  • Passengers are advised to check departure times and locations prior to their travel.

Dickson Interchange

  • Effective 7 October 2017 Dickson Interchange will be open for bus services.
  • Passengers are advised to check routes, departure times and locations prior to their travel.
  • Routes 1, 7, 8, and 39 during the week and 930, 931, 936 and 937 on weekends will service Dickson Interchange connecting you to Red Rapid services along Northbourne Avenue to continue to the City and beyond.

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