Network 14

A new and improved bus network will be launched in ACT in September

Australian Capital Territory will have a new bus network in place in September boasting more direct routes, better connections and increased frequency.

The Action bus network called ‘Network 14’ will commence Monday, September 1 and includes a new weekend network.

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services Shane Rattenbury says for the first time Action has used patronage data from the MyWay system to develop Network 14.

There was also 2300 pieces of correspondence received during the community consultation process late last year which was included in the planning.

 "The information received from the community consultation has shaped the design of Network 14. Right from the onset Network 14 has been developed in response to community demands," says Rattenbury.

An extensive community awareness campaign will begin in August including information on board buses and at major bus stops and bus stations, radio, print and online advertising and stakeholder notification.

Staff will also be on hand to answer any questions.

The new weekend network will commence from September 6.

Rattenbury says Network 14 will provide more direct routes, better connections and increased frequency.

"The new network will be the highlight of wide ranging improvements the ACT Government is making to public transport in coming months."

Timetables and maps of the new routes will also be available from the Action website – and bus books will be available for those without access to ACTION's online journey planning tools.

A number of infrastructure upgrades are also nearing completion including the dedicated bus lane on Canberra Avenue, the Park and Ride facility in Fyshwick and the Bike and Ride facility in Kippax.

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