Free mini-bus service begins in Ginninderry

A smaller-sized bus parked on the roadside. A new service in Strathnairn has been introduced, connecting residents to Canberra’s public transport network.

A free bus service trial has begun in Ginninderry, connecting Strathnairn residents to the Kippax Bus Station, Kingsford Smith School and Macgregor Primary School.

The new service uses two small shuttle buses, and operates seven days a week, every 30 minutes on weekdays and every 15 minutes during peak periods.

The accessible Hino Poncho buses have an ultra-low floor design, kerb-kneeling function, a wheelchair ramp and a dedicated wheelchair space inside.

Fares apply once you travel onto the broader network.

The bus service and future extensions will help establish public transport use and travel patterns very early on. It will provide residents with a great public transport connection from the time that they move in.

It will link the community with the broader ACT bus network where they can access regular services, connecting them to Belconnen, the city and Barton.

The ACT Government has partnered with the Suburban Land Agency and the Ginninderry Joint Venture to deliver the new bus service.

New Canberra bus timetable coming

Improvements to the bus network are set to begin on Tuesday 28 April 2020. Some of these updates will include:

  • More direct connections for rapid and local services
  • Improved frequency of services on Saturdays for local buses
  • More frequent light rail services and expanded peak travel times

More information, including timetables and changes to school services, will be released later this month.

You can find further details about the new network and the Ginninderry bus service at www.transport.act.gov.au or call 13 22 81.

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