Changes to MacKillop Bus Routes

Some MacKillop bus services are changing as a result of the broader bus network review undertaken by the Department of State Growth (DSG), the contract holder for all public transport services in Tasmania. The changes involve both school bus and general access services across all passenger transport operators, including Metro, and are expected to be introduced on Sunday 20 January 2019.

SUMMARY OF METRO SERVICE CHANGES FOR TERM 1, 2019 – MORNING

  • The 7.10am Route X44 from Opossum Bay to Hobart City via Gellibrand Drive, Rifle Range Rd and Shoreline will instead depart Opossum Bay one minute earlier at 7.09am. It will continue to travel via Shoreline for students to interchange.
  • The 7.27am Route X45 from Clifton Beach and Cremorne to Hobart City via Shoreline will be withdrawn and replaced by new school bus Route 345AM. Route 345AM will commence from Clifton Beach Terminus at 7.26am, and travel via Cremorne (7.36am), South Arm Rd and Rokeby Rd to Shoreline Central (8.00am) before continuing via South Arm Highway to arrive at Mackillop College at 8.10am.

Students travelling from Opossum Bay, South Arm, Gellibrand Drive and Rifle Range Rd to Mackillop College can catch the 7.09am Route X44 to Shoreline and TRANSFER to the Route 345AM school bus departing Shoreline at 8.00am.

Students travelling from Clifton Beach (including Terminus), Cremorne and Sandford (South Arm Rd) to Mackillop College can catch the new Route 345AM school bus to travel directly to Mackillop College.

SUMMARY OF METRO SERVICE CHANGES FOR TERM 1, 2019 - AFTERNOON

Route 336PM from Rosny Park and Mackillop College to Opossum Bay via Cremorne and Clifton Beach will be changed. This service will instead commence from Rose Bay High and travel via Clarence High and Shoreline. It will no longer travel via Mackillop College.

Students from Mackillop College in 2019 who travel home on Route 336PM in the afternoon will need to catch the Route 316PM school bus from Mackillop College to Tranmere, departing Mackillop at 3.19pm, and transfer at Shoreline to the Route 336PM school bus. The Route 336 bus will not depart Shoreline until the Route 316 bus has arrived to exchange passengers.

To ensure sufficient capacity from Mackillop College on Route 316PM at the start of the 2019 school year, this route will be operated by an articulated bus.

More information and questions

To learn more about the review, visit transport.tas.gov.au/project2018/route_information. If you have queries about the review or services provided by other operators, please direct these to DSG via ptscontracts@stategrowth.tas.gov.au, or 61663343.