25 September 2023

Late night buses catch up with Uber

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Transport Canberra has joined with hire car company, Uber to make getting home from Christmas celebrations easier this year.

Partnering with Uber, Transport Canberra’s Late Night Rapid buses will begin on Friday 7 December and will run on selected Friday and Saturday nights until New Year’s Eve.

Executive Director of Public Transport Operations at Transport Canberra, Judith Sturman said the Agency was committed to ensuring Canberra was better connected by making major improvements to the public transport network.

“In the recent consultation, the community told us they wanted buses more often and later into the evening,” Ms Sturman said.

“With this feedback in mind, and due to the success of Late Night Rapids in previous years, we are excited to partner with Uber once again to offer an affordable late-night service to the community that connects people from Civic to home.”

She said the Late Night Rapid bus service was a modified version of the Red and Blue Rapids and would run from 2pm to 3am.

“Uber is partnering with Transport Canberra to offer discounted Uber trips when travelling via the Late Night Rapids service, making it an even more convenient and affordable option,” Ms Sturman said.

“Passengers simply have to use the Uber app to book a ride to and from their nearest bus interchange (except Civic) and they will automatically get $10 off their trip.”

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