July 02, 2020, 10:37:41 pm

Jerrabomberra buses

Started by Toyota Camry, July 29, 2018, 06:08:07 pm

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Toyota Camry

One of my colleagues in my offices commutes from Jerrabomberra; she tells me that the bus service there is too sparse to ever consider using.

I have observed the 835 timetable located on the QCity Transit website; and would like to nominate Jerrabomberra as the worst serviced suburb for public transport in the Canberra region.

If this suburb were located in the ACT, it would have a standard service of buses every 30 minutes during the week, and every 60 minutes on a weekend; but that is not the case. There are only two buses per day to Jerrabomberra on a Saturday; none on a Sunday. I believe this is the only suburb in the Canberra region that does not have a daily bus service.

It is time for the NSW Government to come forward and fund more Jerrabomberra buses, the community there is crying out for a service.


One person doesn't constitute the community crying out for a service, no doubt there will be quite a lot of school buses daily through the suburb and given Qcity's small fleet and low amount of route service buses, they can probably only offer a once a day each way service, which is no doubt sparsely used. That said if they ran a better service I'm sure more people might consider catching it, but again it probably also comes down to Qcity's budget and contract, I'm sure they're providing the minimum service that they're required to by their contract and it's up the government to step in and do something about it.

Given QBN's close proximity to Canberra it wouldn't go astray for them to have better services, and more extending to the Canberra city or connecting with the 830/831 during peak.

Toyota Camry

I have designed this new network for Queanbeyan; it is based on incorporating Queanbeyan into the new Transport Canberra network. I am proposing for the operation of these routes to be shared between Transport Canberra & Q City Transit; MyWay machines will need to be fitted to Q City Transit vehicles.

On weekends, I am proposing that Q City Transit take over full operation of routes 960 & 831; as they may have more drivers available.

R2 Fraser to Karabar
via Kippax, Belconnen, City, Barton, Fyshwick & Queanbeyan
Peak: Every 10 minutes
Off-peak: Every 15 minutes
Evenings: Every 30 minutes
Weekends: Every 30 minutes

60 Woden Bus Station to Queanbeyan Terminus
via Mawson, Farrer, Hume & Jerrabomberra
Peak: Every 20 minutes
Off-peak: Every 30 minutes

960 Woden Bus Station to Queanbeyan Terminus
via Mawson, Farrer Terminus & Jerrabomberra
Evenings: Every 60 minutes
Weekends: Every 60 minutes

831 Woden Bus Station to Jerrabomberra Shops
via Canberra Hospital, Narrabundah Lane, Fyshwick, Queanbeyan & Karabar
Peak: Every 30 minutes
Off-peak: Every 60 minutes
Evenings: Every 60 minutes
Weekends: Every 60 minutes

Due to the alteration of the 60 extending to Jerrabomberra & Queanbeyan; I have modified route 61. Route 960 runs through Farrer Terminus due to the low frequency of route 61 at those times; route 61 is a 7 day route.

61 Woden Bus Station to Farrer Terminus
Peak: Every 20 minutes
Off-peak: Every 30 minutes
Evenings: Every 60 minutes
Weekends: Every 120 minutes

Sylvan Loves Buses

As great as that would be, I think there's quite a few issues (including legal) that are why TC/ACTION buses haven't and won't be going to Queanbeyan or thereabouts.