FROM :

Hobart

TO :

Huon Valley

VIA :

Kingston, Ranelagh, Cygnet, Geeveston, Dover

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Route Information

The timetable for this route is now managed through Transport Tasmania.

Service changes from Sunday 20th January

A more direct route for Dover and Geeveston services
  • with services no longer diverting via Longley/Leslie Vale. The route to Geeveston will no longer divert to School Road, passengers will need to walk to the central bus stop at Honeywood Lane
Dover services will start and finish at Dover.
  • services will no longer extend to Ramiena due to very low patronage
A more direct route for Huonville residents
  • services from Huonville will commence at Ranelagh and then travel onto Huonville, this allows the full length of Main Street to be serviced. Services will also no longer divert via Longley/Leslie Vale
All Cygnet services will travel via Huonville
  • no services will travel via Nicholls Rivulet due to low population density and low patronage. Passengers at Nicholls Rivulet will need to either travel to Cygnet or to Oyster Cove to catch a bus. The route through Cygnet will start at the junction of Esplanade Road/Channel Highway and travel via the Mary Street car park and then via the Channel Highway to Huonville. The service will no longer divert via Christina/Louisa Street in Cygnet or via Nolan Crescent in Kingston
An increase in the frequency of Huonville services
  • On average buses will depart every 30 minutes during peak times and hourly for the rest of the day
  • There will be a two hourly service on Saturday and Sunday
  • 29 services on school days
  • 10 services on weekends
A reduction in Ranelagh services
  • as this area has low patronage. Ranelagh passengers will need to travel to Huonville to access more frequent services
  • Nine services on school days
  • No weekend services
A slight increase in the frequency of services to Geeveston
  • 16 services on school days
  • Six weekend services
An increase in frequency of services to Dover, including new weekend services
  • Six services on school days
  • Four new weekend services
The weekday frequency to Cygnet will remain similar, but weekday services will be more evenly spread throughout the day providing more travel options
  • Six weekday services
  • Four weekend services
Hobart College will continue to be serviced, some services will divert into Hobart College, some transfers may be required at Kingston central
  • Longley and Leslie Vale will no longer be serviced, these areas have very low patronage and the diversion adds travel time for the rest of Huon Valley passengers. Passengers will need to catch services on the Huon Highway either at the junction of Sandfly Road or Leslie Road
Hobart CBD stop changes
  • Huon Valley services will pick up passengers at stop P (Franklin Square contra flow lane) this allows services to be integrated with Metro Kingston and Channel services.
  • Services will no longer pick up and drop off at Brisbane Street or Murray Street
  • Services will continue to drop off passengers at Macquarie Street
Route numbers changes:
  • Dover to Hobart: 718
  • Dover to Hobart via Ranelagh: 719
  • Geeveston to Hobart: 716
  • Ranelagh to Hobart: 712
  • Kingston to Ranelagh 711
  • Cygnet to Hobart: 714
  • Cygnet to Kingston: 715

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


Latest Network updates

FARE UPDATE As a part of the Greencard network moving towards a non-cash payment option, Tassielink Transit will continue a fare amnesty until 5th July 2020. Apply for your Greencard online today.
Important Update - Additional Service to Hobart College from Huonville As from May 27th 2020 there will be an additional service Departing Huonville at 7.30am Skinners Lane direct to Hobart College. This service DOES NOT travel via Kingston Departing Hobart College at 3.20PM Hobart College direct to Huonville. This service DOES NOT travel via Kingston. This service will be closely monitored . Please check back for regular updates on this service. Tassielink appreciates your patience during the return of school over the next 2 weeks.
Travel on public transport is exempt from restrictions on gatherings, so there can be more than 10 people using a form of public transport. Passengers are encouraged to keep physically distancing in mind and choose a seat away from others where possible. Tasmanian bus drivers are at the ready to help you reach essential services. If you are feeling sick, don’t catch the bus. You have a responsibility to keep yourself, your bus driver and other passengers safe. Using buses Anyone feeling unwell should avoid using public transport. Travel outside peak periods where possible. While waiting at bus stops, practice social distancing . Adults seeking to board a bus which has a high number of passengers are asked to consider waiting for the next service where available. This request does not apply to children. Practice good hand hygiene. If possible use hand sanitiser before and after catching the bus. Spread out on board as much as you can. Members of the same household and family groups can sit together. Avoid touching surfaces inside the bus whenever you can. Please comply with any requests from your bus driver. School bus arrangements for Term 2 School bus services to Government, Catholic and Independent schools are operating where the school is open to students. The continued operation of school bus services is being regularly reviewed based on Public Health advice and updates. The number of students using school buses will increase from 25 May as primary school and colleges resume on site learning. The Department of State Growth will monitor school bus demand and consider whether any changes to bus services are needed.
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