This month our Featured Bus Route is Route 461 operated by State Transit. It is one of the routes that will be handed over to Transit Systems on July 1 as part of the Region 6 Privatisation.
Route 461 operates between Burwood Station and City Domain via Burwood Road, Parramatta Road, University of Sydney and Railway Square. Some services later at night are truncated at City Museum
Services to Burwood along Parramatta Road have been operating since the 1950s, around the same time as the closure of Sydney’s Tram Network. The 461 has been operating along its current route since October 2015. Prior to that, there have been many variations to the route including its terminus location in both Burwood and the City and the route it takes through the city. In the 2013 “Sydney’s Bus Future” report, the 461 was designated as a rapid route, with priority to be given in terms of bus priority infrastructure and timetable upgrades.
Route 461 operates between 5am and Midnight daily. During peak hour the service runs every 10 minutes whilst off peak it runs every 30 minutes. The service is operated out of Burwood depot.