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Transit Corridors

The Tasmanian Urban Passenger Transport Framework identified transit corridors as one of the key measures to improve public transport use.

The vision underpinning this is to consolidate population density and activity around designated 'transit corridors' which connect to the Hobart CBD. These corridors will need to be supported by high quality features to enhance the attractiveness and reliability of public transport including:

  • High frequency bus services
  • Bus priority measures 
  • Off-bus infrastructure such as improved bus waiting facilities and information.

Land use change will also need to occur over time in order to increase population density and activity around the corridors to support use of public transport services.

Through the Passenger Transport Innovation Program, the State Government has allocated $0.8 million to develop two transit corridor plans.
Main Road Transit Corridor Plan

The Main Road Corridor from Glenorchy bus mall to Hobart CBD via Main Road, New Town Road and Elizabeth Street is the subject of the first transit corridor plan to be developed for Greater Hobart.

The Main Road Corridor is one of Greater Hobart's core public transport routes. This Corridor:

  • Carries 20 percent of Greater Hobart's public transport boardings.
  • Caters for all aspects of the passenger transport task; the Corridor is used for a variety of trips including commuting to work, shopping, accessing services and for social reasons.
  • Has a high level of bus frequency throughout the day.
  • Contains strong trip attractors at each end of the Corridor; Hobart CBD and Glenorchy and links the major activity centres of Moonah, New Town and North Hobart.
  • Will continue to be a core public transport route, regardless of the ultimate decision on re-use of the existing rail corridor for transit.

Project Stages

The project is divided into three key stages:

Stage One:

High level review of Corridor Options Report: confirmed the focus of investigation on Main Road as the Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor. Completed November 2011.

The Transit Corridor Plan will provide a means of demonstrating this, by focusing on improving the existing public transport system on Main Road.

Transit Corridor Assessment Reports: identifies problems at the metropolitan and Transit Corridor level to inform identification of options for improving the Corridor. Completed July 2012.

Appendix A Reliability Workshop Notes

Stage Two:

Identification of Corridor Improvement Options: identifies Corridor improvement options based on a strategic and detailed option assessment. Completed January 2013.

Stage Three:

Draft Transit Corridor Plan: outlines recommendations for improving the Corridor based on work undertaken in previous stages. This stage involves formal public consultation. Scheduled for April 2013.

More information

For more details on the Transit Corridors project, please see the information sheets.