Media Release Issued: 30 November 2009 Council's Free Tiger Bus to start tomorrow Launceston City Council has unveiled its new Free Tiger Bus. The distinct, sign written bus will begin operation tomorrow. The service will make it easy and affordable for people commuting to use the @Inveresk Car Park and catch the bus to and from the CBD. It will also mean locals and visitors can hop on and off the free bus at several of Launceston’s key city sites including Launceston Aquatic and the Launceston General Hospital. The Free Tiger Bus has two routes – the ‘Tiger Run’ and the ‘Tiger Explorer’. The ‘Tiger Run’ route is perfect for commuters. It will leave the @Inveresk Car Park (outside the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery) every 15 minutes, from 7.00am to 9.45am, express to the CBD (stopping at the bus stop outside the Public Buildings in St John Street). From 4.15pm to 6.30pm, the Free Tiger Bus will again run every 15 minutes, this time picking people up from the CBD and taking them back to Inveresk. The ‘Tiger Explorer’ is a 30 minute route that gives families, shoppers and visitors easy access to the CBD, Prince’s Square, Launceston General Hospital, Launceston Aquatic and City Park. It also starts and finishes at Inveresk, but begins at 10.00am and the last departure time from the @Inveresk Car Park is 3.30pm. The Free Tiger Bus is one of several initiatives Council is introducing as part of its recently launched Parking and Sustainable Transport Strategy, developed in response to a wide community consultation. Launceston City Council Mayor Albert van Zetten said “This will reduce the amount of traffic and provide more short term car parking spaces in the CBD for locals and visitors who need quick access to the city” “And you don’t even need to use the @Inveresk Car Park to get on the free bus, you can hop on and off at any stop,” he added.