Temporary Diversion and Road Closures for the National Multicultural Festival (17 - 20 February)

The National Multicultural Festival will take place 17 - 19 February 2017. As part of the festival the section between East Row and Akuna Street on London Circuit will be closed during this period.

What has changed?

A number of Transport Canberra bus services will be affected by the temporary closure. The following diversions and stop closure will be in place from 10:00 am Friday 17 February 2017. Regular services will resume from Monday 20 February.

  • London Circuit will be closed in both directions from East Row to Akuna Street, London Circuit
  • The following bus stops will be closed during this period:
    • Stop 3356 - London Circuit Legislative Assembly (North Bound)
    • Stop 3003 - London Circuit Commonwealth Bank (South Bound)
    • Stop 3004 - London Circuit after Akuna Street (South Bound)

The below diagram indicates which stops are affected from the closure. Please refer to the below relevant stop route finder to locate your closest stop. Whilst there are no changes to scheduled departure times within the Transport Canberra bus network, please plan ahead and allow additional travel time in consideration of traffic delays anticipated for the event.

City Bus Station

Where will I catch my bus from?

The buses that will service each of these stops are detailed in the route finder below.

School Services

A small number of school services that normally run through the City Bus Station will be affected. Each of the affected schools will be notified directly, prior to the event.

The schools affected include:

Telopea Park

Route 478 PM at Akuna will turn left, proceed around London Circuit and will complete route at City Bus Station.

Senior Girls Grammar
Senior Boys Grammar
Junior Boys Grammar
Junior Girls Grammar

Route 823 PM will turn left off Commonwealth Avenue then Left onto East Row into the City Bus Station.

Narrabundah College

Route 862 PM from Constitution Ave will turn left, proceed around London Circuit and will complete route at City Bus Station.

Plan ahead

Please plan your journey ahead of time. Please refer to our handy route finder to quickly look up which alternative platform your route departs from.

Please consider the temporary relocation of stop when using NXTBUS during this period. Please take note of all the signage and PA announcements. Transport Canberra staff will also be available to assist passengers during this period.


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