Transport Canberra is encouraging the community to Register to Ride to gain free travel to the Anzac Day Dawn Service and National Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial on Thursday 25 April 2019.
Register to Ride will be free of charge and will allow Transport Canberra to better monitor and manage customer demand for bus services within the resources available. This is particularly important for special events and commemorative ceremonies like Anzac Day where demand can quickly exceed bus capacity.
Register to Ride pick-up locations for Dawn Service include Gungahlin Bus Station, Westfield Belconnen, Woden Bus Station, Tuggeranong Bus Station, with continuous loop shuttles from City Bus Station, Majura Shopping Precinct, Russell Offices, and Canberra Centre. Continuous loop shuttle buses for the National Ceremony will pick-up from Majura Shopping Precinct, Russell Offices, and Canberra Centre.
Return services for both the Dawn Service and National Ceremony will depart 20 minutes after each event. Passengers do not need to register for return travel.
With parking at the venue limited, and many road closures in place, taking a bus to these events or combining light rail, walking and cycling with bus travel are convenient ways to ensure those wanting to pay their respects can attend the special commemorations. The online TC Journey Planner is available to help plan your trip.
Passengers who wear or display their War Service Medals can ride on any Transport Canberra bus for free during Anzac Day with buses riding to a public holiday timetable.
For information on free travel for Anzac Day, visit https://www.transport.act.gov.au/news or call 13 17 10. Register to Ride for the Anzac Day Dawn Service here and Register to Ride for the National Ceremony here.