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Updated bus timetable - coming soon


Bus timetable update postponed

The ACT Government will delay the rollout of the Network 19 update that was due to be implemented at the start of Term 2, and begin a range of measures to ensure the safety of staff and the community.

Canberrans are experiencing significant changes to daily routines as a result of COVID-19. Our focus must be on trying maintain services as far as possible and not creating confusion during this time by changing the bus timetable.

Transport Canberra will continue to operate the current bus and light rail timetable for the time being, with contingencies prepared should there be a need to reduce services due to COVID-19. We will implement the Network 19 update at an appropriate time in the future.

Information about the updated network

The updated public transport network will include more direct services to Woden and Belconnen and better connections and timings across the 7-day network.

Key improvements will see:

We have been listening. These changes have been identified based on feedback we have received from the community and discussions with key community stakeholder groups, such as community councils and schools, as well as analysis of ticketing data showing how Canberrans are using their public transport network.

Network map

You can view the updated Transport Canberra Network Map (PDF 1.5MB).

Light Rail improvements

Find more information on the Light rail peak service and frequency expanded page.

When will it change?

The ACT Government has delayed the rollout of the Network 19 update that was due to be implemented at the start of Term 2.

When will timetables be available?

Individual timetables are expected to be made available online in mid-March 2020 along with more detail about what the improvements mean for people in various regions and for schools.

Once timetables are available online, passengers will be able to use the journey planner to find out more about how their journey might change.

Printed timetables are expected to be available in mid-April 2020 from Libraries ACT branches, at major public transport interchanges or by calling 13 17 10.

Changes to school services

The updated bus timetable will also see improvements to some services used by school students to meet demand on popular services and make it easier for students to travel to and from school by public transport.

Changes are being made in consultation with the relevant schools.

Transport Canberra will provide updated information for all schools in the ACT, to help parents, students and school staff understand any updates that may relate to them and provide resources and tools to help them plan school travel.

Every school in the ACT will receive a digital information pack showing all the services available to students, including Rapid routes, local bus services and school services.

Weekends

We are working to increase the frequency of local bus services on Saturdays as part of this timetable update.

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.

We are now in a position to start to increase the frequency of local bus services on Saturdays as part of this timetable update.

We will continue to review increasing the frequency of local bus services on weekends once we are sure they can be reliably delivered.

Region specific improvements

 Tuggeranong

Tuggeranong residents will see:

  • Travel time savings of up to 15 minutes from Tuggeranong to the City for passengers using Rapid 5, which will run directly to the City from Woden via Adelaide Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue
  • Local bus services to run directly to Woden Town Centre and the Canberra Hospital from suburbs such as Oxley, Monash, Chisholm, Richardson and Gowrie
  • All buses will be removed from Anketell Street to improve the Tuggeranong Town Centre
  • Every Rapid 4 service heading south from the City will continue to the Tuggeranong Town Centre

The Government is also expanding the Wanniassa Park and Ride to make it easy for residents to catch a frequent Rapid service direct to Woden, the City or Belconnen, with construction expected to commence later this year.

Tuggeranong region map (PDF 475KB)

Woden, Weston Creek and Molonglo

Residents of Woden, Weston Creek and Molonglo will see:

  • Rapid 5 travelling directly into the City from Woden, meaning more frequent buses on the fastest route between the City and Woden. A new route 59 will provide connections for passengers from Woden to Forrest, Barton and Russell
  • Route 66 will stop on Bielski Street in Denman Prospect, in preparation for when the Denman Prospect School is expected to open in 2021

The Government is also expanding the North Weston Park and Ride to make it easy for residents of Weston Creek and Molonglo to catch a frequent Rapid service directly to the City, with construction expected to commence later this year.

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

Belconnen

Residents of Belconnen will see:

  • Faster bus trips from Charnwood, Flynn and Melba, with route 41 changing to travel more directly into the Belconnen Town Centre along Copland Drive and Coulter Drive
  • A new route 24 between Gungahlin and Belconnen, with stops along William Webb Drive in McKellar
  • A new route 23 between Gungahlin and Belconnen via Giralang and the University of Canberra
  • Route 18 will be extended to Dickson, making it easier to get to Mitchell from Belconnen
  • Services to Calvary Hospital and CIT Bruce will be formalised as new route 901

Belconnen region map (PDF 528KB)

Gungahlin

Residents of Gungahlin will see:

  • Direct local bus services from Crace, Palmerston and Nicholls to the Belconnen Town Centre
  • Route 25/26 extended further into Taylor, including new bus stops on Robin Boyd Crescent

Light Rail improvements

  • More weekday morning peak services (Every 5 minutes)
  • Earlier Sunday services (starting 7am)
  • Later peak services till 7pm (To Gungahlin) and 6.30pm (to City)

Gungahlin region map (PDF 437KB)

Inner north

Inner north residents will see:

  • Route 18 will be extended to Dickson, making it easier to get to Mitchell from the inner north and Belconnen

Light Rail improvements

  • More weekday morning peak services (Every 5 minutes)
  • Earlier Sunday services (starting 7am)
  • Later peak services till 7pm (To Gungahlin) and 6.30pm (to City)

Inner north region map (PDF 519KB)

Inner south

Inner south residents will see:

  • Selected Rapid 2 services will stop at the railway station, making connections with train services easier, especially for people with luggage
  • The existing service to the Alexander Maconochie Centre will be improved and formalised as part of the network as a new route 902, providing a seven-day a week direct service from Old Narrabundah to Woden
  • The Rapid 5 will run directly between Woden and the City. A new route 59 will be introduced along the current Rapid 5 route between Woden and the City via Forrest, Barton and Russell

Rapid 6 will also terminate at City West instead of continuing to stops on London Circuit, in preparation for the start of construction on Light Rail Stage 2A from the City to Commonwealth Park.

Inner south region map (PDF 493KB)