$10.5 million in the making, the Belconnen to City Transitway was launched today by Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury.
Or at least that’s what the press release says. In reality it has not yet been launched, but what can we expect from the Time Travelling bus-way.
“The Belconnen to City corridor on Barry Drive is one of the busiest bus commuter routes in Canberra connecting people to Civic as well as the University of Canberra, CIT Bruce Campus, Calvary Hospital and the ANU,” Mr Rattenbury said.
“The completion of the transitway will improve public transport for people travelling between Belconnen and the City by cutting the journey time, particularly during peak periods.
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“Surveys undertaken in 2011 during the morning peak period along Barry Drive show that 1800 people were being moved in 31 buses along the corridor between 7.45 am and 9.15 am. This made up around 25% of all people travelling during that period and that figure is only expected to increase over time.
“Buses will now connect into the new bus station at ANU Exchange. The design splits outbound and inbound platforms into two locations. The inbound platform will be located adjacent to the ANU’s two new student accommodation buildings, while the outbound platform is located adjacent Latin American Plaza on Marcus Clarke Street.
Johnboy took the below photos of the now launched transitway around 2:30pm today.