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ACT Government Introduces 690+ Extra Bus Services Each Weekday

On Saturday 18 July the ACT Government will introduce a significant public transport network update that addresses community feedback, making it easier for Canberrans to avoid the peaks and spread their travel across the day.

Published by ACT Government. Read the full article here.

The updated network will provide 692 extra bus services each weekday – a 17.5% increase – and bring more direct routes, more frequent services and significant improvements across the network for all Canberrans.

"As some Canberrans gradually return to work during Step 3 of recovery, we will be implementing an improved bus system with more services on key routes to help avoid crowding," said Minister for Transport Chris Steel.

"Our advice still remains the same about public transport which is to avoid travel in peak times. However, implementing this update to the bus network will assist in supporting those who need to use public transport."

Minister Steel said that the step is supported by a recent ACT Government survey on public transport use during COVID-19 which found 54% of people surveyed expected to return to their usual public transport use gradually over coming months.

"This updated public transport network provides more options for people to spread out their travel and avoid the peak as well as shorter journey times across our city. Read more 

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