I went to visit friends in Sydney and came back by bus. I thought getting in at 7:30 would have thought that there were busses available on my return, I was wrong. Not only was I wrong but but a couple from the Philippines who had only just migrated to Australia a couple of months ago were wrong.
For the record I had checked the timetable and was under the impression that the last bus from Civic headed out at 7:55. I met the Phillipino couple at the bus stop and waited with them til well after 08:00 pm. I went out to check that I was indeed at the right bus stop. I came accross a bus on the way to Belco and asked when the next bus to Woden was? Told that there were no more busses to Woden. This was Sunday. The bus driver told me that he had once walked it from Monash to Fadden when he first arrived in the ACT.
Well fortunately I am not a slouch and I had my walking boots on and hoofed it all the way home (Mawson). Two hours later I got home.
In light of this I am wondering if the ACT government is serious about public transport. I notice that the government seems fond of all things Western Sydney (even taking up their AFL team) – I wonder if they have thought that the mayors of Penrith & Campbelltown would allow such a big hole in their public transport services.