Cressy/Longford, Perth to Launceston
Proposed Route Change
- It is proposed to simplify the route through Perth with services to travel along the Perth Main Rd. Main Rd is central to both residential areas to the east and west of Perth. This change will also improve travel times for Cressy/Longford passengers.
- Currently the route travels via Drummond St, which is likely to change once the Perth bypass is constructed.
- It is proposed that services will travel via the old section of the Midland Hwy (to be known as Haggerston Rd) through Breadblane to enable Devon Hills to be serviced on the highway, as the travel times are likely to be similar between the old and the new road. However we want to hear what the community’s preference is for a route, noting that some services will need to travel via Haggerston Rd to service Devon Hills.
- There will be no services travelling via Evandale on this route, which will also result in quicker travel times for Cressy/Longford residents (up to 15 minutes).
- Cressy/Longford services will supplement the Kings Meadows corridor and play a key role in increasing capacity on the new ‘turn up and go’ corridor during peak times and also filling gaps in the corridor during evenings.
- Cressy/Longford services will start and finish at St John Street, as opposed to the Launceston transit centre. This means that southern suburbs services will all depart and finish at the same stops, which is more convenient for all passengers.
Proposed Frequency Change
- Decrease in frequency from 18 to 12 services per weekday, as Cressy is currently over-serviced and the route is no longer going via Evandale. Although the number of services will decrease, passengers will have a quicker travel time (up to 15 minutes).
- Similar Saturday frequency with four services a day.
- Provision of new Sunday services with four a day.
- Slight decrease in frequency from 20 to 17 services per weekday as Longford is currently over-serviced and the route is no longer going via Evandale. Although the number of services will decrease, passengers will have a quicker travel time (up to 15 minutes).
- Similar Saturday frequency with six services a day.
- Provision of six new Sunday services.