Inner North

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 the Inner North will provide frequent, reliable connections to the City, Dickson Interchange and Belconnen Town Centre.

The Light Rail will provide a high capacity, frequent rapid link through the heart of the inner north providing easy access to the City, Dickson, Gungahlin, and key destinations along Northbourne Avenue.

Rapid 9 will provide a direct, frequent east-west spine connecting Watson to Belconnen via the Australian Catholic University, Dickson, Lyneham, Fern Hill and the University of Canberra.

Local services in the north will all connect Turner, O’Connor, Braddon, Ainslie, Watson and Lyneham to both the Dickson and City Interchanges where passengers can transfer to Light Rail or Rapid bus services to access destinations covering most of Canberra.

Local services will provide access to key employment and retail destinations to the east of the City including Majura Park and the Royal Military College.

What’s changed following consultation?

New Network map Inner North (PDF 481KB)

What we heard

What we heard – Inner North report (PDF 73KB)

YourSay online survey

Pop up roadshows

Phone survey


Community Council meeting

Stakeholder meetings


People from Inner North, or 16.6% of total respondents, provided feedback


people provided feedback at our 5 roadshows including ANU and CIT Reid


people from Inner North completed the survey


emails received


people attended the Inner North Community Council 20 June 2018


Brindabella Christian College

Merici College

Dept of Defence (Campbell Park)

Concerns included:

  • longer travel times
  • cancellation of the route going to Campbell Park
  • Some residents aren’t happy about the new need to interchange at the City Bus Station or Dickson
  • loss of the Number 3 which travels through ANU and the route travelling down Daley Road (Acton)

Benefits included:

  • residents are in favour of increased frequency and more direct rapid routes
  • Positive feedback about routes linking Inner North with Belconnen, Majura Park and the Capital Region Farmers Market at Epic

Suggestions not relating to routes included:

  • footpaths need to be improved at bus stops and interchanges to ensure they are safe
  • more bus shelters
  • buses should be more frequent
  • commuters would like to see bus numbers displayed more clearly on the rear of the bus
  • allow dogs on buses (to travel with pets)
  • more bus stops along routes
  • ensur fares remain fair to encourage more people to use the new network
  • improved interchange safety measures are needed

General Route Services for Inner North

Route Number


Light Rail Rapid 1Gungahlin Place, Franklin, Harrison, Dickson, Lyneham, Turner, Braddon, City Bus Station
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 5City West, City Interchange, Russell, Barton, Forrest, Woden Bus Station, Wanniassa, Erindale Bus Station, Calwell, Lanyon Marketplace
Rapid 6City West, City Interchange, Parkes, Barton, Kingston, Griffith, Narrabundah, Garran, Woden
Rapid 7City West, City Interchange, Weston Creek, Cooleman Court, Duffy
Rapid 9Belconnen Bus Stations, Bruce, Dickson Interchange, Watson
Rapid 10Denman Prospect, Coombs, Wright, City Interchange
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
50Watson, Downer, Dickson, Dickson Bus Station, Lyneham, O'Connor, City Interchange
51Dickson, Dickson Bus Station, North Lyneham, Lyneham, Turner, O'Connor, City Interchange
53Dickson, Dickson Bus Station, Hackett, Ainslie, City Interchange, Acton
54City Interchange, Campbell Park (Peak) Majura Park
55City Interchange, Reid, Campbell, Russell, Duntroon
56City Interchange, Russell, Barton, Kingston, Griffith, Manuka, Red Hill, Narrabundah, Fyshwick
57City Interchange, Parkes, Deakin, Yarralumla, Hughes, Garran, Phillip, Woden Bus Station
58City Interchange, Parkes, Deakin, Curtin, Woden Bus Station
180City Interchange, Lanyon Market Place, Conder, Banks
181City Interchange, Gordon, Banks, Conder, Lanyon Market Place
182City West, City Bus Station, Reid, Russell, Barton, Kingston, Chisholm, Calwell, Conder, Lanyon Market Place