Metro is asking for feedback from Launceston residents on a network review of the city’s general routes and school services.
Metro chief executive Stuart Wiggins said the overall aim was to encourage an increase in users by making public transport in Launceston faster and easier.
Metro said key features of the proposed network include:
- A simplified network (37 routes and variations reduced to 21)
- Buses from more areas servicing Launceston General Hospital (LGH) including a new high frequency Turn Up and GO corridor
- A new cross-city route linking the University of Tasmania with Kings Meadows shops, Mowbray shops, Invermay, Inveresk, City, LGH and Six Ways
- More consistent departure times that will be easier to remember
- Routes will be scheduled, where possible, to minimise waiting times
Mr Wiggins said the ultimate success of the Launceston network review depended on feedback received from the Launceston community.
“We encourage everyone to have a say as feedback will be carefully considered before any final planning of routes and timetables is undertaken,” he said.
Metro said the proposed new network will offer the same total amount of services while continuing to service all suburbs currently included in the Launceston network.
They said displays that provide further information, and will feature Metro representatives to talk to, will also be available as follows:
- St John St interchange (12.30pm to 4pm, 18 October and 7am to 11am, 8 November).
- Mowbray Marketplace (10am to 2pm, 21 October and 10am to 2pm, 1 November).
- Meadow Mews (10am to 2pm, 25 October and 10am to 2pm, 11 November).
- Launceston Plaza (Kmart) (10am to 2pm, 27 October and 10am to 2pm, 4 November).
- Prospect Vale Marketplace (10am to 2pm, 28 October and 10am to 2pm, 10 November).
Feedback closes on November 11.
Further information is available at metrotas.com.au, the Metro hotline on 13 22 01 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.