This weeks route of the week is Route M10. It runs from Maroubra to Leichhardt via UNSW, Taylor Square, Central Station and Parramatta Road
Route M10 was the original route in the Metrobus network, launched on 12 October 2008. It was part of an attempt to provide a bus rapid transit network in Sydney providing an increase in services on busy corridors and also to reduce the number of buses terminating in the CBD where lay-over space is limited.
It initally ran from Kingsford to Leichhardt Marketplace via Town Hall howver the route has had numerous modifications. In 2009 the the route was changed to Maroubra Junction to Leichhardt Town Hall due to availability of suitable bus stops and layover space, in 2011 it was extended to Leichhardt Pioneer Park. In 2015, the part of the route via Town Hall was removed from the route due to the construction on the CSELR.
The service runs every 10 minutes during peak hour, every 15 minutes off peak and every 20 minutes at night and on weekends. The hours of operation are from 6am-8pm daily.
The service is operated by a fleet of Volgren or Custom Coaches bodied Volvo B12BLEA articulated buses from Leichhardt and Port Botany depots.
4 Replies to “Sydney Buses Route of the Week 6”
I thought that the M10 terminated at Leichhardt Town Hall these days. Otherwise great informative post!
It has been a long time since the M10 terminated at the Leichhardt Town Hall! It did so between 2009-2011. The post has been updated to reflect that
Reasons why I hated the M10 when I caught it from kingsford to Camperdown:
. It got caught in traffic at Town Hall. Why go there? No need to, plenty of other buses go from maroubra to the city
. The route made no sense- why go along an established transport corridor instead of going through a new, under-served part of the East?
. The trip was very long- it was faster to catch another bus to central and swap buses. It felt “disloyal” to what should have been a great route that took me door-to-door. But it was faster to do this and o felt sorry for people with mobility problems who could not do this.
I hope that these issues have resolved since the bus no longer goes to Town Hall.
Great article, Conor, keep it up!
The M10 is certainly more reliable now it doesn’t go to Town Hall, that was most of the issue in regards to delays. The reason it goes along already served corridors is because of the purpose of the Metrobus Network, which is to increase services in the busiest corridors in Sydney.