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Rapid

Rapid routes are high frequency bus and light rail services along Canberra’s key public transport corridors. The Rapid network is designed to move large numbers of people between Canberra’s town centres, public transport interchanges and other key locations, such as Dickson, Cooleman Court and Canberra International Airport.

Rapids will run frequently throughout the week, and at least every 15 minutes from 7am to 7pm on weekdays. Rapid 10 from the City to Denman Prospect will initially run less frequently, and will build to this frequency over time as the Molonglo Valley grows.

The planned network will have ten Rapid routes, including the Stage 1 of the City’s light rail network between the City and Gungahlin Place. Rapid services will serve every town centre across Canberra, allowing people to connect easily with other services, including local buses for each district, dedicated school services and other Rapids.

Quick facts about the Rapid network:

  • 10 Rapid routes, including Stage 1 of Canberra’s light rail network from the City to Gungahlin Place
  • 55% of Canberrans live within 800m of a Rapid stop in the planned network
  • Every town centre across Canberra has at least one Rapid service
  • Every local service throughout the city will connect to at least one Rapid route
  • Rapids will run at least every 15 minutes from 7am to 7pm on weekdays, and frequently at other times

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
Civic

Every 6 minutes

Every 10 minutes

Every 15 minutes

Every 15 minutes

Description

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

Harrison School, Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School, Lyneham High School, Daramalan College and Marist College

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

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
R2
Fraser to Fyshwick
Fraser
Dunlop
MacGregor
Holt
Latham
Florey
Scullin
Page
Belconnen
Bruce
City
Barton
Kingston
Narrabundah
Fyshwick

Every 10 minutes

Every 15 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Description

Dunlop Shops, Macgregor Shops, Kippax Centre, Belconnen Town Centre, University of Canberra, Australian National University, City, Barton, Kingston, Railway Station and Fyshwick

Macgregor Primary School, Kingsford Smith School, Lake Ginninderra College, University of Canberra, Radford College, Bruce CIT and ANU

Rapid 3, 8 and 9 at Belconnen Bus Stations and Rapid 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 at City Bus Station

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
R3
Spence to Airport
Spence
Evatt
Melba
Florey
Belconnen
Bruce
City
Reid
Campbell
Russell
Airport

Every 10 minutes

Every 15 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Description

Belconnen Town Centre, University of Canberra, Australian National University, City, Russell and Canberra International Airport

Copland College, St Monica’s Primary School, Lake Ginninderra College, University of Canberra, Radford College, Bruce CIT, ANU and Reid CIT

Rapid 2, 8 and 9 at Belconnen Bus Stations and Rapid 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 at City Bus Station

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
R4
Lanyon to City
Conder
Gordon
Greenway
Kambah
Wanniassa
Torrens
Mawson
Pearce
Phillip
Lyons

Every 6 minutes

Every 15 minutes

Every 15 minutes

Every 15 minutes

Description

Lanyon Marketplace, Tuggeranong Town Centre, Wanniassa Shops, Mawson Shops, Woden Town Centre, Albert Hall and City

Lake Tuggeranong College, CIT Tuggeranong, Melrose High and Marist College

Rapid 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 10 at City Bus Station and Rapid 5 and 6 at Woden Bus Station

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
R5
Lanyon to City
Conder
Gordon
Calwell
Isabella Plains
Richardson
Mawson
Gowrie
Wanniassa
Torrens
Mawson
Pearce
Phillip
Barton
Russell
Campbell
Reid
City

Every 10 minutes

Every 15 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Description

Lanyon Marketplace, Calwell Shops, Erindale Centre, Woden Town Centre, Forrest office precinct, Barton Bus Station, Russell offices, CIT Reid, Convention Centre and City.

Lake Tuggeranong College, Melrose High, Marist College, Canberra College and Reid CIT

Rapid 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 10 at City Bus Station, Rapid 4 and 6 at Woden Bus Station and Rapid 2 at Russell

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
R6
Cooleman Court to City via Woden, Canberra Hospital, South Canberra & Barton
City
Parkes
Barton
Kingston
Griffith
Narrabundah
Garran
Hughes
Phillip
Lyons
Waramanga
Weston

Every 15 minutes

Every 15 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Description

City, Barton Bus Station, Kingston Shops, Manuka Shops, Canberra Hospital, Woden Bus Station / Mall / Park and Ride, Cooleman Court Bus Station

Telopea Park School, St. Edmund’s College, Red Hill Primary, St Benedict’s Primary, Narrabundah College, Garran Primary, Malkara School, St Peter and Paul Primary, Canberra College

Light Rail and Rapid 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 10 at City Interchange, Rapid 2 at Kingston, and Rapid 4 and 5 at Woden, Rapid 7 at Cooleman Court Bus Station

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
R7
Weston Creek to City Direct
Weston
City

Every 15 minutes

Every 15 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Description

Cooleman Court, Albert Hall and City

Orana Steiner School and Islamic School

Rapid 6 at Cooleman Court and Rapid 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 at City

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
R8
Gungahlin to Belconnen Direct
Gungahlin
Palmerston
Crace
Giralang
McKellar
Bruce
Belconnen

Every 15 minutes

Every 15 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Description

Gungahlin Town Centre, University of Canberra Public Hospital, University of Canberra and Belconnen Town Centre

Ginninderra College and Gungahlin College

Rapid 1 at Gungahlin Town Centre, Rapid 2, 3 and 9 at Belconnen Bus Stations

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
R9
Belconnen to Watson via Dickson
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, Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra Stadium, Dickson Interchange and Watson Shops

Lake Ginninderra College, Radford College, University of Canberra, Lyneham High School, Brindabella Christian College (Lyneham), Dickson College and Majura Primary School

Rapid 1 at Dickson Interchange, Rapid 2, 3 and 8 at Belconnen Bus Stations

Route
Suburbs
How often does it come?
R10
Denman Prospect to City Direct
Denman
Prospect
Wright
Coombs
North Weston

Every 20 minutes

Every 30 minutes

Every hour

Every 30 minutes

Description

Molonglo Valley, Albert Hall and City

Coombs Primary School, Orana Steiner School and Islamic School

Rapid 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 at City