More buses for ACT

More regular Action bus services to be rolled out for Canberra public transport users

More buses for ACT
An Action bus in Canberra's CBD

Bus users in ACT will have move regular services connecting them with their community from Monday, May 18.

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services Shane Rattenbury, says Action buses will launch new weekday timetables for a number of services to improve on-time running and reduce waiting times between services.

"Since Network 14 was introduced last year Action have been analysing commuter behaviour based on data from the MyWay system and will be making some changes to the scheduling of services to create more efficient and effective timetables," he says.

"These changes will include improvements based on both network analysis and passenger feedback we have received since the introduction of Network 14."

This will have an immediate positive impact and help those who catch more than one bus, as part of their everyday commute.

"At a practical level, this will mean a better distribution of services and better connections between routes, and more even spacing of departures times for similar routes," Rattenbury says.

Under the current timetable, the maximum wait time for services between Erindale to Woden is 22 minutes, but under the new timetable, the wait will be 12 minutes.

"The vast majority of the feedback we have received about the current network has focused on the reliability and on-time performance of services, and these are the key issues we are targeting with the new timetables," Rattenbury says.

"A number of commuters also told us that the Xpresso services were leaving too early in the morning peak, so we have moved some services to run later."

Weston Creek will see the introduction of a later Route 726 that will provide direct access to the City from Cooleman Court.

"There has also been feedback in relation to crowding on Red Rapid services out of Gungahlin in the morning peak periods, which has been confirmed through MyWay ticketing data," Rattenbury says.

"As a result of this feedback, we are increasing the number of buses from the Gungahlin Market Place before 10am on weekdays."

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