'Turn Up and Go'

Tasmania has announced further changes to the Go brand including new infrastructure for major stops

'Turn Up and Go'
‘Turn Up and Go’

October 18, 2013

Metro Tasmania is making a number of changes with the introduction of the Turn Up and Go Transit Corridor, including new infrastructure at major stops.

The corridor from Glenorchy to Hobart CBD has been introduced to make travel easier, and a new special "Go" brand had been developed for the Transit Corridor, including different coloured bus stops and new infrastructure at major stops.

Metro Chief Executive Officer Heather Haselgrove (pictured) says they are running an information campaign with the tagline "Turn Up and Go" to alert people to the changes – ahead of new services from November 3.

"The aim is to make bus travel simple and easy to get more people using buses as their transport option of choice," she says.

"The changes will vastly improve the service and potentially has major benefits in reducing traffic congestion for the city."

Along the route from the Glenorchy interchange, Main Road to the Hobart CBD there will be a bus every 10 minutes between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday and the wait outside those times will be no longer than 30 minutes during bus operating hours.

The organisation is also re-introducing a number of wheelchair accessible services and introducing updated timetable for Hobart Northern Services.

The Turn Up and Go Corridor Plan also includes weekday service where passengers will wait no longer than ten minutes for a bus between 7am and 7pm, and Saturday services ensuring passengers will wait no longer than 20 minutes during the same time.

"Metro is making a number of other changes to services operating in the northern suburbs to help achieve the frequency of services on the Main Road corridor and to ensure accuracy and easier comprehension of timetables," says Haselgrove

"This has also required changes to some other Hobart service timetables to improve service reliability, ensure departure times are correct and to take account of current traffic patterns and passenger loadings."

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