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Network improvements


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The network update has introduced 692 extra bus services each weekday and more direct routes

The ACT Government has introduced a significant public transport network update that addresses community feedback and makes it easier for Canberrans to avoid the peaks and spread their travel across the day.

The Network 19 update was originally due to be implemented on 28 April 2020 but was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The updated network provides 692 extra bus services each weekday – a 17.5% increase – and brings more direct routes, more frequent services and significant improvements across the network for all Canberrans.

As some Canberrans are gradually returning to work during Phase 3 of recovery, the improved bus system with more services on key routes will help avoid crowding. The ACT Government’s advice still remains the same about public transport, which is to avoid travel in peak times. However,  the Network 19 update will assist in supporting those who need to use public transport.

Updates by region are available further down the page.

Overview

Benefits

Benefits of the updated network are:

  • More services, particularly off peak, with an extra 692 bus services running every weekday.
  • More local buses running at least every 30 minutes all day on weekdays.
  • Faster travel times across our city.
  • Better coverage of Taylor, Denman Prospect, Wanniassa, Giralang and McKellar.
  • Better connected, with timetables for routes that serve the same area better coordinated to improve connections and reduce waiting times for passengers.

There is also a range of improvements for students using public transport to get to and from school, including new school specials, extra services on busy routes and new bus stops.

Weekend services have also changed with route and timing improvements across the 7 day network.

We have been listening. The changes have been identified based on feedback we have received from the community, patronage data, and discussions with key community stakeholder groups, such as community councils and schools.

When was it implemented?

The changes commenced Saturday 18 July 2020. Changes to services for school students will commence from Monday 20 July 2020, first day of Term 3.

Where can I view timetables?

Passengers can find out more about how their journey has changed by:

Printed timetables are available at select MyWay recharge agents, at major public transport interchanges or by calling 13 17 10.

Schools

Changes to school services

The following improvements were implemented on 20 July 2020:

  • additional school specials, including new routes and extra buses on busy school specials at schools such as Amaroo School, Red Hill School and Melrose High School;
  • extended school specials, with some services extended to provide a service to more students for schools like St Edmund’s College and Calwell High School;
  • more services to meet high demand, such as extra Rapid 6 services for Narrabundah College students;
  • faster school specials saving time for families each day, at schools like St Francis Xavier College and Radford College;
  • adjusted timetables to match bell times at schools like Giralang Primary and Lyneham High School; and
  • changes to bus stops making it easier for students to catch a bus from schools like St Monica’s Primary and Telopea Park School.

Many other students also benefit from wider improvements to make public transport faster, more frequent, simpler, easier to use and better connected.

The improvements were developed through consultation with schools, as well as analysis of patronage data and feedback from parents’ groups, schools and individual families.

Timetables for every route changed Term 3, and there were also a number of improvements to Rapid, local and school special routes.

Plan your journey by:

Weekends

Weekends

Weekend services also changed on Saturday 18 July with route and timing improvements across the 7 day network.

The increase in weekend bus frequency will come into effect in Term 4, or earlier depending on the completion of further driver training which has been delayed due to the pandemic. This will ensure reliable weekend frequency for passengers and will support more non-essential travel over the weekends.

Since the ACT Government released the Weekend Bus Service Reliability Action Plan in September 2019, we have been working to improve the reliability of weekend bus services by recruiting more drivers, enabling more drivers to work on weekends.

As a result, Transport Canberra is now consistently meeting its reliability target for weekend bus services. Since the beginning of November 2019, Transport Canberra has delivered 99.9% of all scheduled weekend bus services and met its target of 99.5% every weekend.

Light rail

Light rail

The ACT Government extended light rail service peak times in February, and increased light rail frequencies (morning services every 5 minutes and earlier Sunday services from 7am) in July.

Maps

New network maps

Region maps

Get an overview of all the routes servicing Canberra’s regions.

Interchange and station maps

Region specific improvements

Tuggeranong

Tuggeranong

Weekday improvements:

  • 692 extra services each weekday across CBR (up 17.5%)
  • travel time savings of about 20 minutes from Lanyon, Calwell and Erindale on Rapid 5 to the City
  • Rapid 5 (Lanyon to City) running every 10 minutes all day
  • local routes 72, 76 and 77 providing direct services from Tuggeranong suburbs to Canberra Hospital and Woden
  • better coverage of Wanniassa with route 73 stopping on Kirkton St, Gaunson Cresent, Longmore Crescent and Sainsbury St
  • local buses every 30 minutes all day

Improvements for schools include:

  • new school specials for students travelling from Monash Wanniassa or Greenway to Melrose High School (route 2049), and from Kambah or Gleneagles to Canberra Grammar or Canberra Girls Grammar (route 2019)
  • extended school specials to serve students in Bonython travelling to St Edmund’s College or St Clare’s College, and from Calwell to Calwell High, Calwell Primary, Theodore Primary and St Francis of Assisi Primary (route 2079)

Weekend services have also changed with route and timing improvements across the 7 day network.

Tuggeranong region map (PDF 475KB)

Woden, Weston Creek and Molonglo

Woden, Weston Creek and Molonglo

Weekday improvements:

  • 692 extra services each weekday across CBR (up 17.5%)
  • Rapid 10 (Molonglo to City) to run more frequently, every 15 minutes at peak times
  • new frequent route 59 (Woden to Forrest, Barton and Russell) every 15 mins
  • Rapid 4 and Rapid 5 to take the most direct route from Woden to the City
  • better timings and connections for routes 70/71 (Woden to Tuggeranong) through Kambah and Weston Creek
  • local buses every 30 minutes all day

Improvements for schools include:

  • more Rapid 6 services at busy times for Narrabundah College students to and from Woden
  • a new bus stop on Bielski St for the future Denman Prospect School

Weekend services have also changed with route and timing improvements across the 7 day network.

Woden, Weston Creek and Molonglo region map (PDF 520KB)

Belconnen

Belconnen

Weekday improvements:

  • 692 extra services each weekday across CBR (up 17.5%)
  • travel time savings of about 9 minutes (AM) on route 41 from Charnwood, Flynn and Melba to Belconnen
  • route 32 (Belconnen to City via Jamison) running every 10 mins at the busiest times
  • new services through Giralang and Kaleen (route 23) and McKellar (route 24) to Gungahlin and Belconnen
  • local buses every 30 minutes all day

Improvements for schools include:

  • school specials stopping at more schools, with route 1062 extended to St Thomas Aquinas Primary for students from Dunlop or Fraser, and route 1041 stopping at St Francis Xavier College for students from Holt or Higgins
  • new bus stops directly outside St Monica’s Primary, and a new school special for St Monica’s and Miles Franklin Primary

Weekend services have also changed with route and timing improvements across the 7 day network.

Belconnen region map (PDF 528KB)

Gungahlin

Gungahlin

Weekday improvements:

  • 692 extra services each weekday across CBR (up 17.5%)
  • local buses from Crace, Palmerston and Nicholls to the Belconnen Town Centre to reduce the need to change buses
  • easier to get to Mitchell with route 18 extended to Dickson, reducing the need for multiple transfers
  • more bus stops in Taylor for route 25/26
  • increased light rail frequency to every 5 minutes in AM peak
  • local buses every 30 minutes all day

Improvements for schools include:

  • three new school special routes for students in Bonner, Forde, Casey, Ngunnawal and Moncrieff to get to Good Shepherd Primary and Amaroo School (routes 1064, 1065 and 1066)
  • faster school specials to Radford College (route 1056) and St Francis Xavier College (route 1045) from Gungahlin suburbs like Casey, Nicholls, Ngunnawal, Palmerston and Crace.

Weekend services have also changed with route and timing improvements across the 7 day network.

Gungahlin region map (PDF 437KB)

Inner north

Inner north

These improvements will make public transport in the inner north:

  • faster, with travel time savings of about 4 minutes each way on Rapid 9 between Dickson and Belconnen, as well as many other faster trips across our city;
  • simpler, with route 18 extended to Dickson, reducing the need for passengers to make multiple transfers; and
  • easier to use, with bus stops re-opened on Northbourne Avenue, Federal Highway and at Dickson Interchange.

Weekend services have also changed with route and timing improvements across the 7 day network.

Inner north region map (PDF 519KB)

Inner south

Inner south

Weekday improvements:

  • 692 extra services each weekday across CBR (up 17.5%)
  • more frequent Rapid 6 services (Woden to City via Kingston)
  • new route 59 (Woden to Forrest, Barton and Russell) every 15 mins
  • more direct services on Rapid 4 and Rapid 5 from Woden to the City.
  • travel time savings of about 4 minutes on Rapid 9 between Dickson and Belconnen
  • easier to get to Mitchell with route 18 extended to Dickson, reducing the need for multiple transfers
  • route 902 runs 7 days a week from Old Narrabundah to Woden
  • local buses every 30 minutes all day

Improvements for schools include:

  • a new school special from Old Narrabundah to Red Hill School (route 2020)
  • more Rapid 6 services at busy times for Narrabundah College students

Weekend services have also changed with route and timing improvements across the 7 day network.

Inner south region map (PDF 493KB)