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Belconnen Interchange

Walkway at Belconnen Interchange

The Belconnen Interchange was located between Benjamin Way and  Chandler Street in Belconnen and opened in January 1979. It  closed on 25 May 2009 as part of the Belconnen Mall redevelopment.

The Interchange had always been a subject of debate in Canberra, with the most resounding criticism saying that was too isolated, and had a reputation for being unsafe at night.

The first Interchange in Belconnen was a temporary (at first intention) one located on Fullagar Crescent Higgins, and was opened on 2 July 1973. As a result of traffic congestion, the Interchange was moved off-street on 22 December 1975.  Due to construction delays of the permanent Belconnen Interchange, the Higgins site was used for almost six years.

Facilities
Various facilities at the Interchange have closed over the years, and the last remaining facility was  the Information Office, which was located at the end of the Benjamin Way overpass, adjacent to Platforms 15 and 16.

Platform 1
Transborder Services
981, 982

Platform 2
Platform is not in use

Platform 3
Services to Kaleen, Giralang, Charnwood and City
30, 31, 45

Platform 4
Services to Macquarie, Cook, Aranda, City, Campbell Park and Fairbairn
10, 942

Platform 5
Services to City, Dickson, Parliament House, Canberra Hospital, Woden, Giralang, Kaleen and South Canberra
3, 7, 932

Platform 6
Services to Florey, Hawker, Higgins, Latham, Weetangera, Holt, Kippax
16, 17

Platform 7
Services to Gungahlin, Mitchell, EPIC, City, Bruce, Hospitals, National Museum, Fyshwick
4, 51, 52, 59, 934, 980

Platform 8
Bus services to Florey, Evatt, McKellar, Melba and Spence
12, 15, 312, 315

Platform 9
Services to Woden, Tuggeranong, Gungahlin, Mitchell, EPIC, City
74, 705, 710, 749, 951, 952, 956, 958

Platform 10
Services to Belconnen Suburbs
43, 44, 903, 904

Platform 11
Platform not in use

Platform 12
Services to Belconnen suburbs
43, 44, 903, 904

Platform 13
Services to City, Woden and Tuggeranong (Intertowns)
300, 312, 313, 314, 315, 318, 319, 900

Platform 14
Community services and night/weekend services
73, 905, 906,

Platform 15
Set down only

Platform 16
School services only

ACT Bus Gallery: Belconnen Interchange
We also recommend a visit to the PANDORA Archive site, which features planning documents for the redesign of the Belconnen Town Centre.

Permanent link to this article: http://actbus.net/belconnen-interchange/