Budget 2017/18 – Buses

Yesterday the government announced its plan for buses in the 2017/18 budget. There will be more Buses ordered and timetable upgrades to make routes. The biggest news was the continued addition of more double decker buses and confirmation that no more articulated “bendy” buses will be ordered.

Summary of the Changes

  • 100 million for 176 new buses including 134 buses to replace older buses and 42 growth buses,
  • New double decker buses for existing services
  • Higher utilisation rates of existing buses
  • 3300 more bus services per week on dozens of routes (listed below)

Sydney Metropolitan

More than 1,600 additional services on the following routes:

  • Routes 195, 196, 197 Mona Vale to Gordon and Macquarie Park via St Ives;
  • Route 251 Lane Cove West to City via Lane Cove;
  • Route 270 Frenchs Forest District to City;
  • Route 280 Chatswood to Warringah Mall via Frenchs Forest;
  • Route 292 Marsfield and Macquarie Park to City via Lane Cove;
  • Routes 324, 325 Watsons Bay to Edgecliff via Rose Bay;
  • Route 352 Marrickville Metro to Bondi Junction via Newtown and Surry Hills;
  • Route 353 Eastgardens to Bondi Junction via Coogee;
  • Route 370 Leichhardt to Coogee via Newtown and Green Square;
  • Routes 374, X74 Coogee to City;
  • Routes 392, X92 Little Bay to City via Eastgardens and Kingsford;
  • Route 418 Burwood to Bondi Junction via Sydenham and Mascot;
  • Route 461 Burwood to City via Parramatta Road;
  • Route 504 Chiswick to City via Drummoyne;
  • Route 506 Macquarie Park and East Ryde to City via Drummoyne;
  • Routes 533, 534 Sydney Olympic Park and Ryde to Chatswood via Wentworth Point and Mowbray Road;
  • Route 914 Greenacre to Strathfield;
  • Route M20 Zetland to Wynyard via Central Station;
  • Route M52 Parramatta to City via Victoria Road Route 423 Kingsgrove to City via Earlwood and Newtown;

New, extended or enhanced all-night services on the following routes:

  • Route 400 Burwood to Bondi Junction via Sydney Airport;
  • Route N20 Riverwood to City via Rockdale, Sydney Airport and Green Square;
  • Route N81 Parramatta to City via Sydney Olympic Park and Wentworth Point (Thursday-Saturday only);
  • Route N91 Bondi Junction to Macquarie Park via Kings Cross, City and Chatswood

Western Sydney (including Hills District and South West):
More than 1,500 additional services, including 11 new or extended routes:

  • Route 632 Pennant Hills to Rouse Hill Town Centre via Castle Hill and Norwest;
  • Route 746 Riverstone to Rouse Hill Town Centre via Box Hill;
  • Route 747 Marsden Park to Rouse Hill Town Centre via Riverstone;
  • Route 751 Blacktown to Rouse Hill Town Centre via Colebee and Marsden Park;
  • Route 774 Mt Druitt to Penrith via St Marys and Caddens;
  • Route 840 Campbelltown to Leppington via Gregory Hills and Oran Park;
  • Route 853, 854 Liverpool to Edmondson Park via Carnes Hill;
  • Route 859 Oran Park to Minto via Catherine Field;
  • Route 868 Edmondson Park to Ingleburn via Ingleburn Industrial Area;
  • Route 896 Oran Park to Campbelltown via Harrington Park and Narellan

Enhanced services on the following routes:

  • Route 614X Crestwood to City via M2;
  • Route 711 Parramatta to Children’s Hospital at Westmead;
  • Route 817 Cabramatta to Fairfield via Bonnyrigg and Prairiewood;
  • Route 887 Campbelltown to Wollongong via Appin;
  • Route M60 Hornsby to Parramatta via Castle Hill;
  • Route M61 Castle Hill to City via M2;
  • Route T80 Liverpool to Parramatta via Bonnyrigg and Prairiewood

New all-night services on the following route:

  • Route M54 Parramatta to Macquarie Park via Carlingford
A new double decker bus like the ones being ordered

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