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Bothwell School Bus – Amended Morning Departure Times

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Due to delays caused by ongoing roadworks in the Bagdad to Mangalore section of the Midland Highway it has been necessary to amend the morning schedule of pickup times for this service. The service will now depart from Bothwell outside Elder’s Rural Store at 6.50am. The bus will leave all other stops along the route 10 minutes earlier. This is intended to allow for a more punctual arrival and departure time at the Brighton Interchange.

For a copy of the amended timetable please click here.


Ellendale – Changes to Bus Service 2019 (Updated 25th Jan)

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Ellendale to Hobart

  • The existing service will run until the start of the new school year, on 4th February 2019 the service will become student only. This means that only students can use the service
  • Ellendale, Westerway, Bushy Park, Glenora and Rosegarland are proposed to be serviced by an Area Connect service (in place of bus services) which will better suit the needs of the community

FURTHER INFORMATION AND FEEDBACK

If you require further information or have feedback on changes to services in the Southern region, please contact email ptscontracts@stategrowth.tas.gov.au or phone 6166 3343

Timetables and route maps are here.


School Bus Changes 2019 – New Norfolk ***UPDATED***

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Due to the network redesign by the Department of State Growth of the General Access services from New Norfolk to Hobart which commenced on the 2oth January 2019 the Department have also made changes to School Bus Services from New Norfolk to the Northern Suburbs and Hobart schools in consultation with Derwent Valley Link. ** View all New Norfolk School Bus Timetables here.

Here is a quick summary of the changes:

  • New Student Only Service to New Town High, Ogilvie, Sacred Heart and New Town Primary. There will be a new direct service from New Norfolk to the schools noted above. The service will be tailored to meet the specific needs of these students and will provide a more direct route and shorter travel times than has been the case with students accessing the General Access Services in the past.
  • New Norfolk to Dominic College. This service will remain mostly unchanged with only some minor route changes at New Norfolk.
  • Claremont College and St Virgil’s Austins Ferry. This service will remain mostly unchanged with only some minor route changes at New Norfolk.
  • New Norfolk to Hobart via Boyer Rd. This service will become a student only service that will travel via the Main Rd corridor providing pick ups and drop offs at all schools along the route including Sacred Heart (Clare St) and terminate at St Mary’s College. The service will commence at St Mary’s College in the afternoon. St Mary’s College and Elizabeth College will also be serviced by the 15:19pm X22 Express General Access Service to provide a more direct route and less travel time.
  • Ellendale to New Norfolk, Northern Suburbs and Dominic College. This service will become a student only service. It will remain mostly unchanged. It will no longer depart from Sacred Heart, New Town in the afternoon as this school will have its own student only service to New Norfolk. It will depart from Dominic College in the afternoon. There will be better and more connecting services at the New Norfolk Bus Station. X22 and New Town Student Only service will connect for transfers in the morning and afternoon.
  • All services will depart from the Fairview Shop in Benjamin Terrace. Warner Avenue will no longer be serviced. The route from the Fairview Shop around Fairview will remain the same. On the New Norfolk town side Grey and Humphrey Sts will no longer be serviced (Except Claremont College AM service for New Norfolk High students).

Links to route maps and timetables will be available on our website before the commencement of the 2019 school year once the Department of State Growth have finalised them.

 


New Norfolk – Changes to Bus Services 2019. Timetables now available.

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New Norfolk to Hobart 

  • Timetables available here .
  • More express services (X22) during weekday peak periods, with express services travelling via the Brooker Highway between Glenorchy and Hobart
  • Creation of an all stops service, which will be able to pick up and drop off passengers along the Main Road corridor between Granton and Hobart. Some passengers may need to transfer at Glenorchy if they want to travel to Hobart during the weekday interpeak (9AM-3PM) and on weekends
  • A more integrated service with both New Norfolk and northern suburb residents able to use both O’Driscolls and Metro services, New Norfolk services will supplement Metro turn up and go services which means northern suburb residents can use the New Norfolk service to get to Hobart. New Norfolk residents will also be able to use a Metro bus to travel between Hobart and Glenorchy and transfer onto a connecting New Norfolk bus
  • Creation of a more direct route in New Norfolk, which will result in quicker and more direct travel for passengers. The service will no longer travel via Warner Avenue or Grey/Humphrey Streets. Passengers will need to access the bus from Benjamin Terrace or George Street.
  • A significant increase in the frequency of services
    • On average buses will depart every 30 minutes during peak times and hourly for the rest of the day
    • There will be an hourly service on Saturday and Sunday
    • 35 services on school days
    • 24 services on Saturday and 18 on Sunday
    • There will be additional student only services which will transport students to Hobart based schools
  • Hobart CBD stop changes, New Norfolk services will pick up passengers at stop E and F (Elizabeth Street bus mall) this allows services to be integrated with Metro Main Road services. Services will no longer pick up at town hall (Elizabeth Street). Services will continue to drop off passengers at Collins Street
  • Glenorchy bus mall stop changes, New Norfolk services will drop off and pick up passengers at stop J and H on the way to Hobart. Services will continue to pick up passengers at stop C to New Norfolk
  • The Boyer Road service will become a student only service, due to low adult patronage. Adult passengers will either need to catch the New Norfolk service at New Norfolk (Fairview) or Metro services at Bridgewater.

*a service is a one way trip, so 10 services usually means five return trips

FURTHER INFORMATION AND FEEDBACK

If you require further information or have feedback on changes to services in the Southern region, please contact email ptscontracts@stategrowth.tas.gov.au or phone 6166 3343

Timetables and route maps are now available here .


Bothwell – Changes to Bus Service 2019

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Bothwell to Hobart

  • The existing service will run until the start of the new school year, on 6 February 2019 the service will become student only. This means that only students can use the service
  • Bothwell is proposed to be serviced by an Area Connect service (in place of bus services) which will better suit the needs of the community
  • Kempton, Bagdad and Mangalore residents will need to use the intercity (Launceston to Hobart) service. A new intercity timetable will be introduced in mid-2019 improving the frequency of these services to eight weekday services, including an early morning and late afternoon service. Until the new intercity timetable comes into effect, residents living in these areas will be able to access the proposed Area Connect service  as well as the existing intercity services
  • Brighton and Pontville residents will need to use the Metro bus service, if they are travelling between Hobart and Pontville

FURTHER INFORMATION AND FEEDBACK

If you require further information or have feedback on changes to services in the Southern region, please contact email ptscontracts@stategrowth.tas.gov.au or phone 6166 3343

Timetables and route maps will be avaliable in early January 2019.


Student Bus Fare Increase 2019

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STUDENT BUS FARE CHANGE 2019

 

Derwent Valley Link wishes to advise passengers that the Department of State Growth has advised a change to Student Bus Fares which will take place from 20th January 2019.

 

The standard student bus fare will be $1.80.

 

Students eligible for Free Travel are still required to present a valid Student Free Greencard.

 

Fare paying students can access discounted fares by purchasing a ten ride ticket for $14.40.

 

 

Contact

O'Driscoll Coaches Pty Ltd
New Norfolk
Tasmania

Ph: (03) 6261 4653