27 September 2023

Christmas bus timetable on the move

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Transport Canberra is to run a revised bus timetable over the Christmas and New Year period from Monday 23 December until Friday 10 January.

Executive Group Manager at Transport Canberra, Judith Sturman said the holiday bus timetable was implemented each year to reflect decreased passenger demand during the festive season.

“During this time, we operate the regular bus timetable but with less frequency during peak times,” Ms Sturman said.

“On public holidays bus services will run on a Sunday timetable while on other days during the period bus services will run to the holiday timetable.”

She said that as part of the integrated public transport network launched in April, late night bus services would continue to run every day.

“On public holidays light rail will run to a Sunday frequency of every 15 minutes between 8am and 11pm,” Ms Sturman said.

“Additionally, a special bus service and free travel on both buses and light rail will apply on Christmas Day.”

She said additional transport services would run following New Year’s Eve celebrations in the city.

“Following the 9pm fireworks additional buses will be place from the city with the last service departing the city at 2am to major bus stations in Belconnen, Gungahlin, Woden and Tuggeranong,” Ms Sturman said.

She said the light rail would run additional services from 9pm, with the last service leaving the city at 1.30am.

“If you are leaving the city after this time additional buses will replace light rail with the last service leaving the city interchange at 2am.”

She encouraged people to plan their journey ahead of time using Transport Canberra’s journey planner, with timetables available from major bus interchanges and MyWay recharge agents.

She said passengers could also check NXTBUS (www.nxtbus.act.gov.au) for real time information on bus services or call the Transport Canberra Information line during operating hours on 13 17 10.

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