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Source: Government of Australia Capital Territory

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Released 09/10/2020

An update to the weekend bus timetable providing more regular route services on Saturday mornings will start TOMORROW (Saturday 10 October).

“There will be 210 more services on Saturdays, with local routes running hourly or better from 6am – 12pm,” Ben McHugh, Acting Deputy Director-General, Transport Canberra said.

“Additional to the weekend increases, minor changes will be made to some weekday local routes and a number of dedicated school services starting Monday 12 October. Some of these changes include timing adjustments to improve connections and better accommodate school bell times as well as the inclusion of some extra bus stops.

“Phase 1 of the weekend service increase was planned for implementation in April this year. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was placed on hold while Transport Canberra responded to the public health emergency.

“While we are not yet at the point where we are encouraging people back to public transport, the updates to the weekend timetable will make it easier to practise physical distancing for those who need to use it. Use of public transport in off peak periods where possible is encouraged to help avoid crowding,” Mr McHugh said.

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