Fewer Canberrans are using the ACT's overhauled bus network, after figures showed a sharp drop in passengers after the end of a four-week trial.
In the first full week of paid fares under the controversial new timetable, between May 27 and June 2, Transport Canberra recorded 326,216 boardings, an average of 69,000 weekday boardings.
However, there was an average 409,812 boardings a week during the four-week trial after the network was introduced to commuters.
The figures show there were 83,000 fewer boardings on Canberra buses in the first week alone, a drop of more than 20 per cent.
Passenger numbers for the Reconciliation Day public holiday were not included.
It comes as Canberra's new light rail network also registered a drop in passengers at the end of the free-trial period, dropping by 30,000 boardings.
While boardings - individual trips on a bus or tram - are down, a Transport Canberra spokesman said the number journeys made on public transport - which can involve multiple bus or tram services - are up compared with the same time last year.
"Overall, there were 298,304 journeys on public transport recorded in the week in 2019, compared with 272,341 journeys in the same week in 2018," the transport spokesman said.
"This represents an increase of more than 9 per cent."
Journeys across the public transport network were also down in the first paid week compared with the trial.
There were 298,034 journeys in the paid week, an average of 62,000 journeys on weekdays, down from the average of 378,638 journeys a week in the four-week trial, an average of 74,000 weekday journeys.
The Transport Canberra spokesman said the reduced passenger numbers was due to public holidays and cold weather.
"It is too early to draw on conclusions based on the May 27 to June 2 data, and we are continuing to monitor it weekly," the spokesman said. "Service and capacity levels are monitored and any increases to service levels will be made as the need is identified."
Across the five weeks of travel under the new public transport network, Transport Canberra says there was a 12 per cent increase in journeys compared with the same five weeks in 2018.
While some passengers may have been caught off guard by the re-introduction of fares, transport officials have charged only one person with fare evasion after the end of the free trial.
The transport spokesman said the infringement notices was handed to a passenger using a concession ticket they were not eligible for.