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Inner North

Bus services in the Inner North will provide frequent, reliable connections to the City Centre and Dickson Interchange.

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, Dickson and Lyneham to Belconnen via 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 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.

Rapid routes

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
Description
Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
R1
Gungahlin to City (Light Rail Stage 1)
Gungahlin
Franklin
Harrison
Mitchell
Downer
Lyneham
Dickson
O’Connor
Braddon
Turner
City

Every 6 minutes

Every 10 minutes

Every 15 minutes

Every 15 minutes

Description

Gungahlin Town Centre, Flemington Road, Dickson, Northbourne Avenue and City

Harrison School, Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School, Lyneham High School, Daramalan College, Merici College

Rapid 8 at Gungahlin Town Centre, Rapid 9 at Dickson and Rapid 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 at City Interchange

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
R9
Belconnen to Watson via Dickson Interchange
Belconnen
Bruce
Lyneham
Dickson
Downer
Watson

Every 15 minutes

Every 15 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Description

Belconnen Town Centre, University of Canberra, Fern Hill Technology Park, CIT Bruce, GIO Stadium Dickson Shops, Watson Shops

Lake Ginninderra College, Radford College, Brindabella College, Lyneham High, Daramalan College, Dickson College, Rosary Primary, Majura Primary

Light Rail at Dickson

Local routes

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
Description
Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
30
Belconnen
Bruce
Kaleen
Giralang
North Lyneham
Lyneham
Dickson

Every 20 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Every hour

Every hour

Description

Belconnen Town Centre, University of Canberra, Kaleen Village, National Hockey Centre, Dickson Interchange and Dickson Shops

Lake Ginninderra College, Radford College, UC High School Kaleen, Giralang Primary, St Michael’s School, Kaleen Primary, Brindabella Christian College, Lyneham High, Daramalan College

Light Rail and Rapid 9 at Dickson Interchange, and Rapid 2, 3, 8 and 9 at Belconnen Bus Stations

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
31
Belconnen
Lawson*
Kaleen
North Lyneham
Lyneham
Dickson

Every 20 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Every hour

Every hour

Description

Belconnen Town Centre, University of Canberra, Gwydir Square, National Hockey Centre, Dickson Interchange and Dickson Shops

Lake Ginninderra College, Maribyrnong Primary, Brindabella Christian College, Lyneham High, Daramalan College

Light Rail and Rapid 9 at Dickson Interchange, and Rapid 2, 3, 8 and 9 at Belconnen Bus Stations

*This service will run through Lawson when the local road network is completed

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
32
Belconnen
Macquarie
Weetangera
Cook
Aranda
Turner
City

Every 20 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Every hour

Every hour

Description

Belconnen Town Centre, Jamison Centre, Cook Community Hub, ANU, City

Lake Ginninderra College, Canberra High, St Vincent’s Primary, Aranda Primary, Macquarie Primary

Rapid 2, 3, 8 and 9 at Belconnen Bus Stations, and Light Rail and Rapid 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 at City Bus Station

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
50
Watson
Downer
Dickson
North Lyneham
Lyneham
O’Connor
Turner
City

Every 20 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Every hour

Every hour

Description

Watson Shops, Downer Shops, Dickson Shops, North Lyneham Shops, ANU, City

Majura Primary, Daramalan College, Lyneham High, Brindabella Christian School, Black Mountain School

Light Rail and Rapid 9 at Dickson Interchange, Rapid 2, 3 at Turner, and Light Rail and Rapid 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 at City

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
51
Dickson
Lyneham
O’Connor
Turner
City

Every 30 minutes

Every hour

Every hour

Every hour

Description

Dickson Shops, Lyneham Shops, O’Connor Shops, ANU, City

Daramalan College, Lyneham High, Lyneham Primary, Brindabella Christian School, St Joseph’s Catholic School, Turner Primary

Light Rail and Rapid 9 at Dickson Interchange, and Light Rail and Rapid 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 at City

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
52
Dickson
Ainslie
Braddon
Reid
City
Acton

Every 30 minutes

Every hour

Every hour

Every hour

Description

Dickson Shops, Ainslie Shops, Canberra Centre, City, ANU South, National Museum of Australia

Daramalan College, Lyneham High, Merici College, Ainslie School

Light Rail and Rapid 9 at Dickson Interchange, and Light Rail and Rapid 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 at City

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
53
Dickson
Hackett
Ainslie
Braddon
Reid
City

Every 20 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Every hour

Every hour

Description

Dickson Shops, Australian Catholic University, Hackett Shops, Ainslie Shops, Canberra Centre, City

Blue Gum School, Daramalan College, Lyneham High, Dickson College, Merici College, Ainslie School, Rosary Primary School*

Light Rail and Rapid 9 at Dickson Interchange, and Light Rail and Rapid 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 at City

*Select services divert to school grounds on school days only

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
54
Campbell
Reid
City

Every 30 minutes

Every hour

Every hour

Every hour

Description

City, Canberra Centre, War Memorial, Majura Park Shopping Centre

Campbell High

Light Rail and Rapid 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 at City

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
55
Duntroon
Russell
Campbell
Reid
City

Every 30 minutes

Every hour

Every hour

Every hour

Description

City, Canberra Centre, Campbell Shops, Russell Offices, ADFA, Royal Military College

Campbell High, St Thomas More Primary, Campbell Primary

Light Rail and Rapid 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 at City, and Rapid 3 and 5 at Russell

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
56
City
Campbell
Russell
Parks
Barton
Kingston
Griffith
Narrabundah
Red Hill
Fyshwick

Every 20 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Every hour

Every hour

Description

Barton Bus Station, Kingston Shops, Manuka Shops, Red Hill Shops, Narrabundah Shops, Canberra Outlet Centre

Red Hill Primary, Canberra Grammar School, St Bede’s Primary, Red Hill School, Narrabundah College, St Benedict’s Primary

Light Rail and Rapid 2, 4, 6, 7 and 10 at City Interchange, Rapid 3 at Russell, Rapid 2, 5 and 6 at Barton, Rapid 6 at Goyder St, Rapid 2 at Canberra Ave