The Chiefly Jon Stanhope is warning you that the complete evisceration of bus services in and around Belconnen will take place in just two weeks time.
- From Monday May 25 the Belconnen Bus Interchange will be permanently closed. Bus services will operate through two temporary bus stations located on Cameron Avenue and Lathlain Street. A new permanent bus station on Cohen Street will also operate from May 25. All bus routes passing through the Belconnen Town Centre will pass through all three bus stations.
The Belconnen Bus Interchange will eventually be replaced by four bus stations. As a result of the redevelopments most ACTION bus timetables will have changes to times or directions.
“New ACTION bus timetables commence on Monday May 25 to coincide with the multimillion-dollar Belconnen Town Centre improvements being undertaken by the ACT Government in partnership with Westfield,” Mr Stanhope said. “The bus timetables have been adjusted to accommodate the major changes to the Belconnen Town Centre and the decommissioning of the Belconnen Bus Interchange.
“The new timetables also include several additional and extended routes to meet increased demand elsewhere in Canberra. A new bus route – Xpresso 980 – will service Fyshwick from Civic during peak periods. Morning and afternoon bus services to Majura Business Park have also been extended to reflect the growing commercial opportunities in this area.
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One can hope that someone’s joined up all the dots and it will all run smoothly. But given the confusion in the process to date does anyone have much confidence?