Belconnen


Information on this page is about the future bus network. To find out how to use the current network, visit the Getting Around page.

Bus services in Belconnen will provide frequent, reliable connections to the Belconnen Town Centre from all suburbs in the region, and the Kippax Centre for suburbs in the western part of the region. Local services have been designed to move you within and across your region, connecting with frequent, direct Rapid services at key locations including town centres. Every local service in Belconnen connects with Belconnen Town Centre.

The Belconnen Bus Stations will provide convenient connections to multiple Rapid routes, providing access to City, Woden, Tuggeranong, Barton, Russell, Kingston, Dickson, Fyshwick, Gungahlin and the Canberra International Airport. Kippax provides customers with a connection to the Rapid 2, which services the Belconnen Town Centre, University of Canberra, Australian National University, City, Barton, Kingston and Fyshwick.

What’s changed following consultation?

New Network map Belconnen (PDF 509KB)

What we heard

What we heard – Belconnen report (PDF 55KB)

YourSay online survey

Pop up roadshows

Phone survey

Emails

Community Council meeting

Stakeholder meetings

1615

people from Belconnen, or 25% of total respondents, provided feedback

45

people provided feedback at our 3 Belconnen roadshows

219

people from Belconnen completed the survey

63

emails received

45

people attended the Belconnen Community Council 17 July 2018

3

Belconnen High Schools  

Concerns included:

  • longer travel times
  • no bus stop at Belconnen markets
  • lack of services for Latham, especially Macrossan Cres
  • removal of Xpressos, route 315 and route 44
  • services to Fairbairn for people with disabilities
  • loss of single seat journeys and changes at interchanges
  • longer wait time for buses in bad weather and for limited mobility users
  • long walking distances to bus stops especially at night
  • travel concerns for specific locations, including John James hospital, Calvary hospital, ANU and AFDA
  • inadequate footpaths at bus stops and interchanges
  • lack of coverage in Melba, Lawson, Page, Giralang and Evatt.

Benefits included:

  • benefits identified include buses coming more often, especially during off peak times and increased environmental benefits.

Suggestions not relating to routes included:

  • utilise My Way cards across Canberra and outside ACT
  • journey planner (online and app)
  • more park and ride areas to take advantage of new routes
  • improved signage and wayfinding on buses, interchanges and bus stops
  • additional stops on arterial roads where rapids intersect
  • buses should be more frequent
  • improved seating on buses and interchanges.

General Route Services for Belconnen

Route Number

Suburbs/Areas

Rapid 2Fraser, Dunlop, Macgregor, Kippax, Holt, Belconnen Bus Stations, Bruce, City Interchange, Parkes, Kingston, Fyshwick
Rapid 3Spence, via Copland Drive,  Florey, Belconnen Bus Stations, Bruce, City Interchange, Russell, Airport, Brindabella Park
Rapid 4Belconnen Bus Stations, Bruce, City Interchange, Woden Bus Station, Tuggeranong Bus Station
Rapid 8Belconnen Bus Stations, Gungahlin Place 
Rapid 9Belconnen Bus Stations, Bruce, Dickson Interchange, Watson
30Dickson Interchange, Kaleen, Giralang, Bruce, Belconnen Bus Stations
31City Interchange, Braddon, Ainslie, Dickson Interchange, Lyneham, Kaleen, Belconnen Bus Stations
32City Interchange, Aranda, Cook, Weetangera, Macquarie, Jamison Centre, Belconnen, Belconnen Bus Stations
40Fraser, Charnwood, Macgregor, Holt, Kippax, Latham, Florey, Belconnen Bus Stations
41Fraser, Charnwood, Flynn, Melba, Evatt, Belconnen Bus Stations
42Fraser, Flynn, Melba, Scullin, Page, Belconnen Bus Stations
43Spence, Evatt, McKellar, Belconnen Bus Stations
44Kippax, Holt, Macgregor, Higgins, Belconnen Bus Stations.
45Kippax, Holt, Higgins, Hawker, Weetangera, Belconnen Bus Stations