Routes axed

Two bus routes in Kingston, Tasmania, will be removed this month due to low patronage.

Metro Tasmania Acting Chief Executive Officer Anthony James says Metro will remove inward route 82 and outward route 72 services effective from Friday July 18.

Metro Tasmania has been operating routes 72 and 82 between Denison St Kingston and Hobart City via the Southern Outlet since the opening of the Denison Street Park and Ride facility in 2010.

One daily route 82 service departs Kingston at the Denison St Park and Ride in the morning and travels via Kingston Central and the Southern Outlet to the City.

The five daily route 72 services in the afternoon follow the same route in reverse.

James says the services were carrying on average less than 10 passengers per trip.

An alternative service for the morning route 82 to the City at 7.24am is the route 96 service that departs Denison Street at 7.23am. Alternative services for the five route 72 services to Denison St between 4.07pm and 5.55pm are services on route 74.

All services on routes 74, 75, 84, 85 & 86 between Hobart and Kingston / Blackmans Bay, as well as Channel routes 92 to 98 will continue to operate as per the current timetable. 

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