Why is a new bus network being introduced?
Canberra is Australia’s fastest growing city. In the next 15 years, the population is expected to reach more than 500 000.
Lifestyles are also changing. As more people move away from a 9-to-5 work schedule, there is a greater need for more services for evening and weekend travel.
The ACT Government is investing now to ensure that the best possible network, fleet and infrastructure are in place to meet the needs of our growing city and ensure Canberra remains one of the most liveable cities in the world.
The design of a modern, integrated network of bus and light rail is a critical first step.
What we are planning
We have been asking what Canberrans want from public transport in our city.
Three key features have been consistently highlighted as priorities;
- more direct routes
- more frequent and reliable services
- increased services for on and off peak times
Transport Canberra has been guided by this feedback and has applied a data-driven approach to design a seven day, every day modern network with the following features:
- Ten Rapid Routes that move residents across the City at high frequency.
- Shorter, straighter, more regular and reliable local services that connect people with their local destinations and into the Rapid Routes.
- Overall the new planned network provides greater service coverage and frequency, seven days a week at peak and off-peak times across Canberra.
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Exciting improvements to Canberra’s entire public transport network are planned. We want to ensure that you and your family members feel safe and comfortable about travelling to school on the new bus network.
Transport Canberra is working closely with key stakeholders during the transition to the new bus network. The priority is ensuring safe and reliable public transport and whenever possible supporting the healthy option of active travel by walking, bike or scooter.→See the full list of schools