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 routein 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