This month our private bus route of the month is the 270 operated by Forest Coachlines. It operates between Terry Hills and City QVB via Forestville, Frenchs Forest and Austlink
It initally began operation on 27 July 1992 as a weekday peak hour only services, created thanks to the Passenger Transport Act of 1990 which allowed suburaban operators the first contact regions in which they could create innovative routes and services. From then the 270 expanded to provide a full time frequent service due to numerous timetable upgrades. Since 2010 other new routes such as the 271 which services more areas and L70 which operates a faster service have taken over many 270 services to help better serve customer needs.
Today the route route runs every 30 minutes between 6am – 9pm Monday to Saturday and hourly between 7am – 8pm on Sunday. It takes between 48-68 minutes to run the route from end to end.
It is serviced by a fleet of buses with Volvo or Mercedes Benz Chassis and Custom Coaches bodywork out of Forest Coachlines Terry Hills depot.