ACT shelter upgrade

New bus shelters should make bus travel more comfortable in Canberra this winter

Three high-use bus stops are now being upgraded across Canberra as part of an ongoing program to improve accessibility and make bus travel more comfortable, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government announced this week.

The upgrades are part of a $2.6 million public transport infrastructure upgrade project that saw more than 200 stops upgraded across ACT last year.

"This project will see new shelters installed at sites in Kambah, Phillip and Turner, including covered seating for people at each location," ACT minister for transport and municipal services Meegan Fitzharris says.

"All three stops were chosen as they are in high frequency corridors and receive high levels of use."

An existing shelter will be upgraded on Launceston Street, while two of the upgrades will see shelters constructed at key stops that are currently open-air and so exposed to the elements.

"There is currently no shelter at the Kambah stop on Athllon Drive or the Turner stop on Barry Drive, which are on the high-use Blue Rapid route to Woden, city and Belconnen," Fitzharris says.

"The new shelters are part of the ongoing upgrade of bus stop infrastructure across Canberra and the ACT Government is committed to delivering a modern and integrated transport system for Canberra.

"We hope these new shelters will make it easier and more comfortable for people to use public transport."

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