30 April 2019
Light rail officially opened to the public on Saturday 21 April. More than 25,000 people enjoyed a ride on its opening day and many people are now using the service for their daily commutes or getting to the city centre.
For the next month you can enjoy free public transport journeys on the light rail and buses with Canberra’s new public transport network officially beginning yesterday.
The new transport network is based around 10 rapid bus and light rail routes to move residents across the city with services that connect town centres and other key destinations as well as local services that connect suburbs to their town centre and with the rapid routes.
With a projected population of 500,000 by 2030, Canberra’s new network has been designed to meet the needs of our growing city by delivering more frequent services seven days a week.
There will be services at least every 15 minutes along rapid transport corridors from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday, and frequently at other times, such as evenings and weekends. Most local services will run every 20-30 minutes at peak times, and every 30-60 minutes during the day, in the evening and on weekends.
To find answers to all of your new integrated public transport network queries and to view the new timetables, visit the Transport Canberra website.