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Offline vnguyen

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Kings Av bus stop
« on: June 09, 2014, 11:15:52 PM »
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I'be noticed there is a bus stop on Kings Av near the corner of National Circuit. So far I've seen no buses servicing it. Is it a new bus stop for the proposed route 6 for Network 2014?

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Re: Kings Av bus stop
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 01:27:04 PM »
yes, been there for months

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Re: Kings Av bus stop
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2014, 01:52:04 PM »
Kings Ave south of National Cct, southbound? I'm fairly sure that's a disused stop from many years ago.

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Re: Kings Av bus stop
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2014, 03:32:00 PM »
Kings Ave south of National Cct, southbound? I'm fairly sure that's a disused stop from many years ago.

It looks fairly new to me or in that case I haven't noticed that stop when it was in use.

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Re: Kings Av bus stop
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2014, 06:12:17 PM »
Over a year ago, these new stops were installed. I'm fairly certain the old Kings Avenue bus stop pads are still visible, just north of the new stops.

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Re: Kings Av bus stop
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2014, 11:03:00 PM »
I am sure they removed them when they put these new ones in, replaced with grass! However I would say that these won't be used as they seem to want common corridors for buses running through the area to increase frequency, so chances are they were just upgraded as a part of a works program for no reason :-)

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Re: Kings Av bus stop
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2014, 07:04:09 AM »
so the 6 still might go through Barton Interchange and to Parliament House via Brisbane Ave?

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Re: Kings Av bus stop
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2014, 09:32:06 AM »
Who knows, we will only find out when the network is released. However the Government want a more streamlined service and running one service up Kings Avenue to service two stops that are of little to no use falls outside of that model.

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Re: Kings Av bus stop
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2014, 10:58:01 AM »
The stop was built at the same time as the major stop upgrade on Kings Ave. Refer to this media release -

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Two new bus stops are being constructed on Kings Avenue to support the increased services at this new Barton bus station,

Based on the proposed Route 6, the one route through Parliament House might travel along Kings Ave, rather than Brisbane Ave, making it a (slightly) more streamlined service.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2014, 11:17:08 AM by ACTbusspotter »

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Re: Kings Av bus stop
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2014, 11:21:29 AM »
It would be a waste of the government's money if none of the routes are going to using it. Either way it could be used for a route in the near future.