Canberra’s New Public Transport Network Starts Monday 29 April 2019
The ACT Government is introducing an all-day, seven day public transport network. The new network will begin on Monday 29 April 2019. The new network is a complete overhaul of the current bus network and is based on the feedback and the requirement to meet the growing needs of Canberra.
The new network means;
- More buses, more often, 7-days a week
- The introduction of light rail
- One ticket, one fare, one network across bus and light rail services
- Reliable, safe and more frequent integrated transport services
- Canberra is better connected
The new integrated public transport network includes four types of services:
Rapids are frequent direct bus and light rail routes that run between town centres and other key destinations. Rapids run at least every 15 minutes between 7am and 7pm on weekdays, and frequently at other times.
Local bus services that are designed to get people to their town centre and other destinations in their area, such as schools or local shops. All regular routes connect with at least two Rapid routes to help customers making longer journeys. Regular routes generally run every 20 to 30 minutes in peak times, and at least every hour during the day, in the evenings and on weekends.
Bus services designed to get customers travelling long distances to and from the City and Parliamentary Triangle quickly during the commuter peak on weekdays.
Bus routes that are designed to supplement Rapid and regular routes for students travelling to school. These routes only run on school days, and are designed for particular schools with large numbers of students using public transport or that are difficult to serve with other Rapid and regular routes.
Explore your new public transport network
In the new network, passengers will be able to access more frequent local services which will connect with direct Rapid services at town centres all day, every day. This approach will provide a consistent, reliable network which provides passengers with greater flexibility in their transport options all through the week. Overall the new network provides greater service coverage and more frequency, seven days a week at peak and off-peak times across the whole of Canberra. View the regions
Find out more about how students can get to and from school by public transport.
Discover what your future public transport options are by using the TC Journey Planner. Commuters can choose from multiple journey modes including bus, light rail, bicycle and walking. The TC Journey Planner now includes all school services, making it easier than ever to plan a trip to or from school on public transport.