Metro "Turn Up and Go" Starts Sunday
Metro Tasmania’s “Turn Up and Go” service starts on Sunday, meaning weekday passengers between Hobart and Glenorchy will wait no longer than 10 minutes for a bus between 7am and 7pm.
The Sustainable Transport Minister, Nick McKim, said the extra services on Tasmania’s busiest transit corridor are good for passengers, good for jobs, and good the environment.
“Public transport is all about giving Tasmanians better access to jobs, education and services. It’s a vital community service – especially for people who don’t drive,” Mr McKim said.
“These new extra services have created 10 job opportunities for new drivers, which Metro is currently recruiting.
“Main Road from Glenorchy to Hobart is Tasmania’s busiest route for people getting to work, accessing services, and connecting with each other.
“Providing more regular buses, and therefore more convenience, is a great way of attracting more Tasmanians onto public transport.
“In turn, that helps reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions,” he said.
The Government’s investing $917,000 into the initial one-year trial, which could be repeated elsewhere if successful.
“Turn Up and Go” between Hobart and Glenorchy will provide:
• Weekday bus services no more than 10 minutes apart between 7am and 7pm;
• Saturday services no more than 20 minutes apart between 7am and 7pm;
• Sunday and Public Holidays services no more than 30 minutes apart.