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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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46 Responses to
Keep an eye out for route 88
peterh 11:08 am 07 Apr 09

neanderthalsis, why do they need a bus service? perfectly good helicopter hangar next door…

Hells_Bells74 10:38 am 07 Apr 09

Oh hang on. A review over what he’s written. Sorry my bad. See hard to get the written word to work for everyone all the time.

Hells_Bells74 10:36 am 07 Apr 09

jessieduck said :

TP 3000 half your sentances don’t make no sense… Do a review before you post next time….

What did I miss, TP3000 made almost perfect sense to me? Unless you count “as if have a weekend bus book” which maybe should’ve read “as it has a weekend bus book”

I don’t think doing reviews would help anyone’s twist of words most probably accidental.

jessieduck 10:26 am 07 Apr 09

Skidbladnir said :

My bad, they do say they’re for staff too…

Those do look strange to be useful for anybody working a shift roster, though.

and impossible for day staff who need to clock in a full 7.5 hour day with an OH&S prescribed lunch break…

Skidbladnir 10:20 am 07 Apr 09

My bad, they do say they’re for staff too…

Those do look strange to be useful for anybody working a shift roster, though.

neanderthalsis 10:16 am 07 Apr 09

Skidbladnir said :

So why are they scheduling six buses for drive out there and back on Mondays?

Maybe they were planning shuttle runs for the escapees on a monday.

jessieduck 10:16 am 07 Apr 09

TP 3000 half your sentances don’t make no sense… Do a review before you post next time….

Danman 10:16 am 07 Apr 09

funny that route 88 comes out at the same time a defence employee is outed as a nazi sympathiser.

jessieduck 10:11 am 07 Apr 09

The services doesn’t look like they want any of the staff catching buses to work- you can’t catch an 8.26am bus to work and leave at 4.50pm- given that it will take 20 minutes to get there it’s not a full work day! STUPID! I doubt many Action schedulers actually catch buses to work or they would think about these sorts of things.

Also, some people might not want to be out there for over three hours- why such long return journeys??

TP 3000 10:06 am 07 Apr 09

George said :

Reflects Labor’s priorities.

For years Labor failed to schedule bus routes to the airport but in weeks of opening we have a service to the prison.

The timetable was already organized when Network 2008 was released, as if have a weekend bus book, 988 has been printed in there. The main reason for not running into the airport of the Canberra Airport Group who have awarded the contract to Deanes. But have let ACTION get away with having services on the edge of the airport (Majura Park, BBP & Fairbairn Park). As far as I am aware, there was an ACTION bus out to the airport (1998 if my memory serves me correct), but the bus would always be full from the airport to City,which meant no one else could use the service.

I’ll take you on johnboy, but you should make it harder. By saying one of these services running, with a passenger inside. As the 82 to the Youth Gaol runs empty up there.

Hells_Bells74 10:05 am 07 Apr 09

Johnboy, are the pics requested so you can see this bus empty over and over again for a while?

Skidbladnir 10:01 am 07 Apr 09

From the release:
…ACTION bus services to the AMC departing daily…

From the website:
“To visit a prisoner at the AMC you must book the visit at least 24 hours in advance…
There are no visits on Mondays. Visits on the other six days of the week can be made…

So why are they scheduling six buses for drive out there and back on Mondays?

(And Stanhope’s media office maintains form, typo on 11.50am means they’re running buses in the wee hours of the morning)

johnboy 9:58 am 07 Apr 09

It’s not this service I object to.

It’s the way other services are declared to be too hard, despite huge need for them, and then one comes along which the boss likes the look of and suddenly nothing is impossible after all.

FC 9:55 am 07 Apr 09

pft. so prisoners can have visits from the family who need to catch buses. Seems fair to me.

George 9:52 am 07 Apr 09

Reflects Labor’s priorities.

For years Labor failed to schedule bus routes to the airport but in weeks of opening we have a service to the prison.

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