City bus layover and interchange feasibility study
The ACT Government is seeking the community’s comments on identifying a new site (or sites) for the City bus layover, and improvements to the City bus interchange. This is an important project to help improve the city’s public transport needs until 2026. The positioning of bus layover facilities is a critical element of a city’s bus system in order to minimise ‘dead running’ and to increase service hours. Canberra currently has a City bus layover on Marcus Clarke Street between Allsop Street and University Avenue.
The existing City bus layover site has recently been transferred to the Australian National University, which intends to develop the site as part of the expansion to its campus. It is therefore necessary to find a new location for the City bus layover and to ensure it is well designed. This could be one primary bus layover of size sufficient to cater up to the year 2026 or a smaller primary bus layover supplemented by one or more secondary bus layovers. The relocation of the existing bus layover will change the way in which some buses are routed through the city. This may result in the need for some changes to the existing City Bus Interchange, which is clustered around the intersection of East Row and Alinga Street.
More information is available on the Transport for Canberra website