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Proposed new Bus Routes: Giralang punished

By Tempestas - 22 November 2007 30

The proposed new bus routes are up here.

Giralang, successful in keeping its Primary School however is to be punished.

No longer will Giralang residents have a direct bus to Civic, nor will there be a direct bus route to the nearest shops – Kaleen Plaza.
The proposed frequencies if they follow the current patterns will mean 2 buses from Gunghalin arriving seconds apart for a trip to Belconnen then a change to a intertown or express.

The lack of a local shops (apart from the Vietnamese restaurant) will make Giralang a no go zone for the elderly and other non-driving residents.

Maybe other suburbs are also to be punished. Best check your route out now

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Proposed new Bus Routes: Giralang punished
bd84 9:43 pm 22 Nov 07

Yeah the one that goes directly to his free reserved car park infront of the Legislative Assembly.

Such a great new route structure, I thought they were supposed to be improving the network?

All the services are still routed to go the longest way possible, and good to see the 34 will remain the closest to being the longest and slowest bus route in Australia.

And then there’s the claim for more peak hour services, but they choose to axe the expresso service that services Monash, Gowrie, Fadden and Wanniassa with the line “catch route buses 65 66 67” none of which go to the city unless you catch the odd one that goes around the mulberry bush through campbell. One would have thought that they would expand on a service that only ran 3 times a day and was jam packed on every occasion, but then it shows exactly why I haven’t caught a bus in more than a year.

green_frogs_go_pop 9:34 pm 22 Nov 07

great..so now instead of having two intertowns, and one expresso go through my suburb, i now get one bus that takes the long way around to either tuggeranong, or through heaps of other suburbs, through erindale, and finally to woden or civic.

stupid much??

Pandy 5:49 pm 22 Nov 07

Do bus services go past Stanhopes home in Bruce direct to Civic?

astrojax 5:28 pm 22 Nov 07

i demand ‘espresso’ services, where i can ask for a macchiato with my fare and get a side of nougat with it to keep me happy while i ride…

Skidbladnir 2:56 pm 22 Nov 07

I lose more than I gain out of this ‘improved’ plan, and I havent had good bus services through my suburb since their first Slash and Burn budget…
So I’m guessing if this is ‘improved’, the original revisions were godawful.

Skidbladnir 2:53 pm 22 Nov 07

Their point may be that if you’re in tuggeranong and trying to get into the City, catch a specific 3** bus?
Rather than weave your way through Barton & Russell?

It will suck a salty ball to catch a bus in Barton and think it’ll get you ino the City, though…

Stupid plan.

AG Canberra 2:02 pm 22 Nov 07

How about two expresso services that go from Tuggers to Barton and Russell – but NOT then into the city – all off at Russell! What’s wrong with an extra 5 mins of driving to at least get us into the city? It’s clear that they took no notice of submissions before coming up with these routes….

RandomGit 12:33 pm 22 Nov 07

The elemental term is Lyin Piryte.

Thumper 12:27 pm 22 Nov 07

That’s a fools pirate….

Experts can pick the difference…

Typsy McStaggers 12:05 pm 22 Nov 07

Sepi did you check out the Xpresso routes? 701/2 both go from Northside to Russell. Best bit about that is no school kids.

I thought I saw a pirate near the lake, but it wasn’t a pirate, just a bloke dressed up as a pirate. Upsetting.

sepi 11:51 am 22 Nov 07

Bugger – our northside bus no longer goes to russell.
Instead it goes the loooong way round to woden.
Probably only affects a handful of people that live in my suburb and work at defence though. But a bummer for us!
Time to buy a second car.

Thumper 10:58 am 22 Nov 07

I blame the lack of pirates in Giralang and the subsequent lack of pirate ships on lake Ginninderra.

No ships, no pirates to catch the bus.

in addition, airports don’t have pirate ships so if there were pirates in Giralang why would they want to catch a bus to the airport?

you know it makes sense….

astrojax 10:35 am 22 Nov 07

giralang residents will have to bunk in with the aboriginal tent embassy…

Heavs 10:26 am 22 Nov 07

Won’t somebody please think of the over charged pizza prices.

shanefos 10:22 am 22 Nov 07

And seems that Action think it’s only people living in Gunghalin and Tuggeranong who work at Brindabella Business Park.

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