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Latest information on the North and North West bus networks

The Northern bus network

General Access

We would like to thank members of the community and stakeholders who provided feedback on proposed changes to the northern bus network. We received a total of 388 responses. Of these, 181 related to the urban Launceston network, and 207 related to the regional network.

Overall, the consultation confirmed that the northern bus network is heading in the right direction and the new service offerings will have a very positive impact for communities.

After listening to feedback from the community, we are making some changes to refine routes and timetables in order achieve the right balance between smart route design and reducing travel times while also ensuring the services remain accessible to meet a broad range of transport needs.

Click here to view the final Northern bus services review Public consultation report. (925KB PDF)

Final timetables and route maps for the new network are expected to be available in early December 2019, to allow plenty of time for travellers to be well informed before the changes take place in January 2020.

If you have any questions or require further information please contact:

Email ptscontracts@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
Phone 6166 3343 (between 9am-5pm). Please leave a message if the phone is busy.

Student only services

Information on changes to student only services will be published in Early November.

Information on school services provided by Metro is available here.

The North West bus network and long distance services between Devonport and Launceston and Launceston and Hobart

General access

We would like to thank members of the community and stakeholders who provided feedback on proposed changes to the North West bus network. We received a total of 295 responses.

Overall, the consultation feedback is showing a high level of support for proposed changes to the North West bus network, but it will take time to work through the feedback and properly consider it all.

We are currently assessing all feedback and will release a consultation report which can be viewed on this page when all feedback has been reviewed.

If you have any questions or require further information please contact:

Email ptscontracts@stategrowth.tas.gov.au
Phone 6166 3343 (between 9am-5pm). Please leave a message if the phone is busy.