Department of State GrowthTransport

Proposed changes to Burnie and Devonport schools

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Burnie

Burnie

The Department of State Growth is seeking feedback on proposed changes to school bus routes and timetables which Metro Tasmania operate within the Burnie and Somerset urban areas. This is part of a state-wide review of bus services across Tasmania.

This review affects the general access network which some students catch to and from school and some student-only services which operate within the Burnie and Somerset urban areas.

A separate review is also being undertaken in relation to student-only services, which operate from rural areas into Burnie and Somerset. While there may be changes to these services, consultation on any proposed changes will occur during a separate process.

The urban bus review has been informed by analysis of patronage, catchments, routes and times.

In producing the new timetables and route maps, State Growth has ensured students are dropped off no more than 30 minutes before school starts and are picked up at the end of the day within a reasonable time. Some school routes are also proposed to be combined or removed, as the number of students using the service is very low.

Another change the school community should be aware of is that both the numbering of general access and school services will change.
The changes reflect the current and future demand for students in Burnie and Somerset.

We encourage you and your school community to provide feedback on the button below by 27 October 2019.

The new timetables will then be implemented in April 2020, during the school holidays. The current bus timetables will operate during term one.

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Devonport

Devonport

The Department of State Growth is seeking feedback on proposed changes to urban bus routes and timetables operated by Merseylink within the Devonport and Latrobe urban areas. This is part of a state-wide review of bus services across Tasmania.

This review affects the general access network which some students catch to and from school and some student-only services which operate within the Devonport and Latrobe urban areas.

A separate review is also being undertaken in relation to student-only services which operate from rural areas into Devonport and Latrobe schools/colleges. At this stage there is expected to be little or no change to these services.  If any changes are proposed, consultation on these will occur during the separate process.

The urban bus review has been informed by analysis of patronage, catchments, routes and times.

Under the changes, there may be a need for students to change buses at Rooke Street in Devonport. Some school routes are also proposed to be combined or removed, as the number of students using the service is very low.

In producing the new timetables and route maps, State Growth has ensured students are dropped off no more than 30 minutes before school starts and are picked up at the end of the day, within a reasonable time.

Another change the school community should be aware of is that both the numbering of general access and school services will change.

The changes reflect the current and future demand for students in Devonport and Latrobe.

We encourage you and your school community to provide feedback on the button below by 27 October 2019.

The new timetables will then be implemented in April 2020, during the school holidays. The current bus timetables will operate during term one.

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