This week our route of the week is the X74, as requested by Eloise K.
Route X74 operates slightly different routes depending on the direction. On the inbound it operates from Coogee North to City Museum, with pick up to Randwick Junction, the express via Moore Park and the ED, setting down from City Chifley Tower. Outbound it operates from City Australia Square to Coogee North, picking up to City Museum, the express via Taylor Square and Moore Park, setting down from Randwick Junction.
The route runs every 5-10 minutes inbound in the AM peak between 7am and 8:30am and every 10-15 minutes outbound during the PM peak between 5pm and 6:30pm.
The route is operated by Randwick depot, with assistance from Port Botany and Waverley depots.
Today our request comes from Zane Charters. It is for Route 438. Route 438 operates between Abbotsford and City Martin Place via Five Dock, Leichhardt, Parramatta Road and Railway Square.
Like many other bus routes between Sydney CBD and its inner suburbs, the 438 is based on the old Abbotsford tram line, with buses begining after its demise in the anklet 1950s. The 438 previously operated along George Street through to City Circular Quay. From October 2015, the route was redirected Northbound along Elizabeth Street and Southbound along Castlereagh Street alongside being truncated at City Martin Place.
The 438 operates a between 5am and 1am Sunday through Thursday and all night on Friday and Saturday evenings. It operates every 10-20 minutes throughout the day every day of the week. At night, services operate every 30-60 minutes. It takes between 35-60 minutes to operate the service depending on traffic conditions.
The 438 is predominately operated by Leichhardt depot using buses with Mercedes Benz chassis and Custom Coaches bodywork. During peak hour, some services are operated using articulated buses with Volvo chassis and Volgren bodywork.
This week’s Sydney Buses Route of the Week is the 360 as requested by Owen M. It operates between North Clovelly and Bondi Junction via Bronte and Waverley.
Historically, the bus route between Clovelly and Bondi Junction had route number 329, this dates back to at least the early 1960s. As of the Better Buses East network review in 2002, the route has been number 360 and extended to North Clovelly.
The 360 operates between 7am – 7pm daily, with services extending to 9pm on Thursdays due to late night shopping at Bondi Junction. Services operate every 10-20 minutes during peak hour and every 30 minutes off peak.
The service is operated by both Randwick and Waverley depots. Buses operating on the route usually have Mercedes Benz chassis and Custom Coaches bodywork.
This week our request comes from Jeff P. It is for Route 380 that operates between City-Circular Quay and North Bondi via Oxford Street, Paddington, Bondi Junction and Bondi Beach. A number of services extend to Watsons Bay via Dover Heights.
The 380 previously used to be the main bus route betweeen the CBD and Bondi Beach until the introduction of Route 333 in 2006 which officially replaced Route L82 but due to its much higher frequency, saw the frequency of the 380 halved.
The 380 operates between Circular Quay and North Bondi 24 Hours, 7 days with a service every 10-20 minutes at all times. Services extend to Watsons Bay between 9am – 5pm daily on a 20 minute frequency.
The service is usually operated by Waverley depot using buses with Mercedes Benz chassis and Custom Coaches bodywork. Some services are operated by Randwick Depot using buses with Mercedes Benz or Scania chassis and Ansair or Custom Coaches bodywork.