ACT bus hub to move

Proposed site for new Gungahlin Bus Station north of Canberra goes to public consultation

A new bus station north of Canberra on Gungahlin Place will replace the existing one on Hibberson Street, to complement the future light rail network, the ACT Government announced recently.

The location has been selected after a review of options for providing a central bus station that will cater for all buses servicing Gungahlin, and has now entered the public consultation phase.

The new station is capable of accommodating about 80 buses operating during the morning peak period, which should suffice well beyond 2031.

The current Hibberson Street stop is now at full capacity, servicing about 60 buses during the morning peak period.

The new bus station will provide vital transport infrastructure for the area that will complement the delivery of light rail between Gungahlin and the City.

Features of the new station include shelters on both sides of Gungahlin Place to provide commuters with protection from the elements, as well as dedicated south and northbound bus lanes.

Traffic signals will also be introduced at the Gungahlin Place and Hibberson Street intersection to increase pedestrian safety while crossing.

A key consideration is to allow patrons to transfer easily between the light rail and bus services, once the light rail service starts.

Submissions on the Gungahlin Bus Station plan can be made via the Action Bus website until December 14 this year.

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