Route M60 operates between Parramatta and Hornsby via Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill, Cherrybrook and Pennant Hills. It commenced operation on 7 March 2011.
Bus services along the current M60 corridor began on February 1 1932, when Parramatta Bus Co Route 200 replaced the Parramatta Tramway between Parramatta and Castle Hill. In 1983, Route 200 was replaced by Route 600 which operated along a similar alignment between Parramatta and Pennant Hills. Route 632 between Hornsby and Castle Hill began operation in June 1995. Both of these routes were operated by CDC Hillsbus until their replacement by Route M60 in March 2011.
In the 2013 “Sydney’s Bus Future” report, the M60 was designated as a rapid route, with priority to be given in terms of bus priority infrastructure and timetable upgrades.
The M61 operates between 6am and 10pm daily, with all night service on Friday and Saturday. It runs every 10 minutes during peak periods, 15 minutes during off-peak weekday periods, 20 minutes on weekends and hourly overnight.
The services are operated out of CDC HillsBus depots in Dural and Seven Hills using a mix of 12.5 and 14.5m buses