The new ACTION bus service between Canberra Airport and the city’s CBD commenced this morning, with passengers embracing the service from day one.
The RiotACT visited the airport at 9am and looked on as a dozen or so travellers skipped the taxi queue, choosing instead to jump on the number 11 bus to the city.
Canberra Airport planning director Noel McCann said signage inside the airport terminal alerting arriving passengers to the availability of ACTION buses would be in place soon.
“This has all come together in good time, but not enough time for the sign people to get it right,” he said.
“Seeing the people get on the bus form the first day without any knowledge that the bus would be running, it’s absolutely terrific.”
ACTION’s 11A service runs from the city to the airport via Russell and return, seven days a week. The 11 bus services Russell, the Canberra Airport, Brindabella Business Park and Fairbairn on weekdays.
Services run approximately every half hour and more often during peak times on weekdays and every hour on weekends (full timetable here).
Travellers can use a MyWay card or pay cash when boarding. A single adult trip when paying cash will cost $4.80 with cheaper fares for students, children and MyWay cardholders.