Better bus stops across Canberra

Released 13/09/2019

More than 50 bus stops around the ACT have been upgraded or improved in recent months to ensure public transport infrastructure is attractive, accessible and easy to use

Minister for Transport Chris Steel said new bus shelters and signage has been installed at sites across the ACT, improvements have been made to existing shelters and stops, including 40 sites that have been made more accessible for people with disabilities.

"These works have taken place all over the ACT to improve comfort and access for everyone using our public transport network," Minister Steel said.

"We have opened six new stops on Ashley Drive as part of the duplication. These stops improve access to Rapid and local bus routes making it easier for people to travel around Canberra.

New shelters have also been installed at a number of other locations, including:

  • Eyre Street and Giles Street in Kingston to compliment the recent road upgrade
  • Gundaroo Drive as part of the duplication project
  • Well Station Drive to improve connections to the light rail stops

Upgrade works have been completed at a number of existing stops, including:

  • Cooleman Court, with updated shelters, additional seating, longer bus bays and improved waiting areas
  • Goyder Street, with improved pedestrian access
  • smaller upgrades completed at Curtin shops, Watson bus terminus and sites in Aranda, Deakin and Moncrieff

"New signage has gone up at bus stops across Canberra to help people more easily identify Rapid route services," Minister Steel said.

New wayfinding signs have also been installed around the City and Woden Interchanges to make getting around the new integrated network easier and to keep Canberrans connected.

Along with these improvements to our transport network, 40 bus stops in the ACT have been made disability accessible. This is in line with our commitment to make bus stops across the territory compliant with the Commonwealth Government’s Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002.

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