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HOBART: Changes to school services effective 7th February 2018

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Hobart

Routes impacted

205AM 247AM 236PM 240PM 260PM 282PM 308PM

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We periodically review our school bus services to ensure that the available capacity is best matched to both existing and forecast demand, and to take into account feedback from school communities.

Following a period of consultation with affected schools during Term Four of 2017, the following alterations will be made to school bus services from the start of Term One on Wednesday 7 February, 2018.

 


Route 205AM: 7.56am Hobart City to Tarremah Steiner School via Kingston & Taroona

This service has been withdrawn at the end of Term Four, 2017. Alternative travel options for schools previously serviced by Route 205AM are as follows:

Calvin Christian School – students who previously used Route 205AM to travel to Calvin Christian School should instead catch the Route 429 bus from Hobart City to Summerleas via Taroona and Sandy Bay Road. This service will depart Franklin Square Stop P at 7.47am and is scheduled to arrive at Kingston Central South at 8.20am.

Students should alight from Route 429 at Kingston Central South, and can either walk to Calvin Christian School from this point, or alternatively transfer to the Route 408 bus to Blackmans Bay via Maranoa Heights which departs Kingston Central South at 8.24am. Students can then alight from Route 408 in Maranoa Road adjacent to Calvin Christian School at 8.26am. Refer to the attached map & timetable.

Fahan School – students who previously used Route 205AM to travel to Fahan should instead catch the new Route 247AM school bus, detailed separately.

Hutchins School – students who previously used Route 205AM to travel to Hutchins should instead catch the new Route 247AM school bus, detailed separately.

Mount Carmel College – students who previously used Route 205AM to travel to Mount Carmel College should instead catch the new Route 247AM school bus, detailed separately.

St Aloysius Catholic College (Huntingfield Campus) – students who currently use Route 205AM to travel to St Aloysius Huntingfield Campus should instead catch the Route 429 bus from Hobart City to Summerleas via Taroona and Sandy Bay Road. This service will depart Franklin Square Stop P at 7.47am and arrives at Whitewater Crescent Summerleas at 8.30am. From Whitewater Crescent, the bus will travel express via the Kingston Bypass to school, arriving at 8.35am. Refer to the attached map & timetable. Please note that the bus will terminate at St Aloysius.

Tarremah Steiner School – students who currently use Route 205AM to travel to Tarremah should instead catch the Route 429 bus from Hobart City to Summerleas via Taroona and Sandy Bay Road. This service will depart Franklin Square Stop P at 7.47am and arrives at Whitewater Crescent Summerleas at 8.30am. From Whitewater Crescent, the bus will travel express via the Kingston Bypass to school, arriving at 8.35am. Refer to the attached map & timetable. Please note that the bus will terminate at St Aloysius Catholic College. Tarremah students will need to walk across to their campus (approx 195m).

Taroona High School – students who previously used Route 205AM to travel to Mount Carmel College should instead catch the new Route 247AM school bus, detailed separately.

 


Route 236PM: 3.30pm Dominic College to Old Beach & Otago via Gagebrook, Bridgewater & Main Rd

Following consultation with Dominic College, Route 236PM will be modified commencing 7 February. The bus will now terminate at the Old Beach/Clives Avenue roundabout stop. It will no longer service the East Derwent Highway south of Clives Avenue, including Otago. Students who live in this area should instead catch the Route 530 service departing Glenorchy Interchange Stop C at 3.45pm, which arrives at Otago at approximately 3.58pm.

Route 236PM will now travel through Austins Ferry and Granton via Tavistock Road, Sunshine Road, Arncliffe Road, Louise Road, Baltonsborough Road, Jacques Road, Hestercombe Road and Sharron Drive. Main Road Stops 43, 44 and 45 will no longer be serviced. Students with limited mobility who need to alight at Stops 43-45 should instead catch the Route 520 service departing Glenorchy Interchange Stop C at 3.48pm, or the Route X20 services departing Stop C at 3.44 or 4.09pm respectively. Refer to the attached map and/or the timetable for details of the alterations to Route 236PM.

 


Route 240PM: 3.18pm Tarremah Steiner School to Hobart City via Calvin Christian School & Taroona

This service has been withdrawn at the end of Term Four, 2017. Alternative travel options for schools previously serviced by Route 240PM are as follows:

Calvin Christian School – students who previously used Route 240PM should instead catch the Route 429 bus from Kingston Central to Hobart City via Taroona and Sandy Bay Road. This service departs Kingston Central North at 3.51pm and is scheduled to arrive in Hobart at 4.20pm.

Calvin Christian School students may choose to either walk from school to Kingston Central North, or alternatively board the Route 408 bus to Hobart via the Southern Outlet which departs Maranoa Road at 3.38pm and arrives at Kingston Central North at 3.41pm. Students should alight from Route 408 at Kingston Central North and transfer to Route 429 via Taroona which departs at 3.51pm. Refer to the attached map & timetable.

St Aloysius Catholic College – students who previously used Route 240PM should instead catch the Route 429 bus to Hobart City via Taroona and Sandy Bay Road which will commence from St Aloysius, departing at 3.33pm then travelling via Summerleas, Kingston Central, Taroona and Sandy Bay Road to arrive in Hobart City at 4.20pm. Refer to the attached map & timetable.

Tarremah Steiner School – students who previously used Route 240PM should instead catch the Route 429 bus to Hobart City via Taroona and Sandy Bay Road which will commence from St Aloysius, departing at 3.33pm then travelling via Summerleas, Kingston Central, Taroona and Sandy Bay Road to arrive in Hobart City at 4.20pm. Refer to the attached map & timetable.

 


Route 247AM: 8.10am Hobart City to Taroona High School (Limited Stops)

This is a new service which will commence operating at the start of Term One, Wednesday 7 February, 2018. Route 247AM will start from Murray St Stop Q (Treasury Square) at 8.10am, then travel limited stops via Sandy Bay Rd to Taroona High. Students travelling to Mount Carmel College and Hutchins can alight at Sandy Bay Rd Stop 10 (before Nelson Rd), and Fahan students can alight at Lower Sandy Bay Stop 16. Please refer to the attached map and/or timetable for a full list of stops serviced by Route 247AM.

 


Route 260PM: 2.50pm Taroona High School to West Hobart (Mellifont St) via Churchill Ave & Regent St

Given the forecast continued demand for travel to West Hobart, in consultation with Taroona High Metro will make an alteration to the stopping pattern of Route 260PM from 7 February.

Route 260PM will travel express from Taroona High to Stop 9 in Goulburn St, then set down at all stops as per the existing route to Mellifont St. Students who currently catch Route 260PM and alight at stops on Churchill Ave, Regent St or Macquarie St will instead need to catch either the Route 262PM (Forest Rd via Dynnyrne) or Route 268PM (City via Churchill Ave & Regent St) services.

 


Route 282PM: 2.50pm Taroona High School to Hobart City EXPRESS

This is a new service commencing 7 February, which will be the first bus to depart Taroona High at 2.50pm. It will then travel express to the City, arriving in Macquarie St at 3.10pm. The bus will not set down at any location en-route between Taroona High and Macquarie St. Students wishing to travel to any point along Sandy Bay Road should continue to utilise existing services.

 


Route 308PM: 3.07pm Rose Bay High & Clarence High to Gellibrand Drive via Rifle Range Rd

To cater for Rosny College students wishing to travel to Gellibrand Drive, effective from 7 February the Route 308PM bus will pick up if hailed at Rosny Hill Rd Stop 4. The approximate departure time from this stop will be 3.11pm. The service will then travel express to Clarence High and as per the existing route.

 


Complete information on services for individual schools can be found by visiting our school services information here