Tas bus services face review


Bus services in Hobart's north will be reviewed and some may be transferred to the rail sector

Tas bus services face review
Tasmanian bus services face review
May 27, 2013

Metro Tasmania will review bus services in
Hobart's northern suburbs, ‘some of which may be ultimately transferred' to the rail sector, Tasmanian Transport Minister Nick McKim says.

McKim
has called for feedback on a draft Transit Corridor Plan for the state’s busiest public transport route – between Hobart and Glenorchy.

The state’s budget, released last week, contains $410,000 to implement passenger transport programs, including the draft corridor plan.

McKim says, ‘importantly’, the draft’s proposed options complement a possible future northern suburbs light rail proposal.

"Investment on the Main Road corridor will build the overall market for public transport in Hobart’s northern suburbs, some of which may be ultimately transferred to the rail corridor," McKim says.

Metro Tasmania will undertake a review of bus services in the northern suburbs, as part of the plan.

McKim says government proposes passengers wait no more than 10 minutes for a bus during the hours of 7am to 7pm on weekdays.

McKim says
the state’s budget provided $680,000 for a 12-month trial for Metro to deliver more frequent services along Main Road between Glenorchy and Hobart.

The State Government developed the draft corridor plan with Metro Tasmania and Hobart and Glenorchy city councils.

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