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Keep an eye out for route 88

By johnboy 7 April 2009 46

We can’t do bus services to the airport, but Chief Minister Stanhope has announced that his pet prison is going to be serviced by a new Route 88 to take visitors who lack cars out to the facility.

    “Staff and visitors will benefit from new ACTION bus services to the AMC departing daily from the Woden Bus Interchange including weekends and public holidays,” Mr Stanhope said.

    “The new bus services are part of the ACT Labor Government’s ongoing commitment to provide a quality public transport system that meets the community’s needs.”

    Route 88 departs from platform four at the Woden Bus Interchange at 8:26am, 12:40pm and 5:10pm. Return services depart from the AMC at 1.50am, 4.50pm, and 8.05pm.

    On weekends and public holidays Route 988 departs from platform four at 8.40am, 12.25pm and 5.10pm and returns at 11.35am, 4.35pm and 7.35pm.

I’ve got a shiny gold star and the pint of your choice for the first person who can get me a picture of one of these running.

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TP 3000 10:29 am 12 Apr 09
TP 3000 1:16 am 10 Apr 09

MrPC said :

If I were ACTION, I’d be more interested in carrying prison employees then people whose friends or relatives are prisoners.

Quamby Youth Detention & Belconnen Remand Centre have both always had bus services out to them. The new Bimberi also has a bus out to it. So why should AMC be any different. I wonder if the buses even end up going out to AMC empty?

MrPC 8:28 pm 08 Apr 09

If I were ACTION, I’d be more interested in carrying prison employees then people whose friends or relatives are prisoners.

bd84 10:51 pm 07 Apr 09

Maybe they could create an “expresso” service with the route number 666 for the peak visiting periods..

MrPC 9:06 pm 07 Apr 09

Speaking of ACTION and the airport, the buses to AMC could be beefed up for near zero cost by running the Route 786 bus in there. The 786 runs 3 times in the morning peak from Tuggers to Snowtown and three times in the afternoon peak from Snowtown to Tuggers, via the Monaro Highway, right past the AMC. Trouble is there’s no bus stop on the Monaro Highway.

On a barely related note, it’s also a bit of a slap in the face of the ACT gay community to name a public facility after Alexander Maconochie, who was publicly in favour of punishing sodomites by flogging them. Granted the regulations and laws of the day permitted execution for sodomy, but still, why was it any of his business what two men did with each other consentually?

monomania 7:43 pm 07 Apr 09

jessieduck said :

As Jerra is NSW Action won’t be go there- It suck balls that the ACT Government won’t subsidise Deane’s so that the boarder crossing becomes more cost effective.

Why should the ACT subsidise non residents who use the Canberra community for work, entertainment and many other services but make no direct contribution though taxes or rates or the share of GST from the Australian Government.

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