The ACT Government is planning to boost bus services early in 2014, in the lead up to the introduction of paid parking in the Parliamentary Triangle.

Proposed changes include a new Rapid service between Gungahlin and Belconnen, improved services between Erindale and Woden and increased express services between Weston Creek and Civic.

Territory and Municipal Services Minister Shane Rattenbury has launched .

Mr Rattenbury says the new network has been developed from data from the electronic MyWay ticket system and feedback from passengers.

"The entire network has been reviewed with a focus on providing more direct routes, better connections and increased frequency," he said.

"There are more frequent services into the Parliamentary Triangle - literally every five minutes.

"But right across the city there are improvements to the network, which will also make it easier for people to get in from the suburbs into the Parliamentary Triangle, including new Xpresso services for example from Weston Creek into the city."

Mr Rattenbury says the new changes would build on existing investment in bus stops and the real-time passenger information system NXTBUS.

"In addition, it is proposed that, while the Red and Blue Rapid evening services will continue, late evening suburban services with low passenger numbers will finish earlier, allowing for more services during the day when there is higher demand," he said.

"The ACT Government is committed to providing a more efficient bus network which meets the travel needs of the community."

 

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