More than 2,000 extra weekly bus services will be rolled out across NSW in the next 12 months
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance today confirmed the increased services will be part of the $1.5 billion investment for bus services throughout NSW, including regional and metropolitan bus services, school services and financing of new and replacement buses.
“It is the NSW Government’s strong economic management which is allowing us to provide people across the State with the services they need and deserve,” Mr Perrottet said.
“These extra bus services demonstrate once again that this is a Budget which puts people first and delivers for the community.”
NSW Budget 2018 includes a $15.6 million boost to the Growth Services Program which will provide the extra buses and services where people need them the most.
“As well as delivering thousands of extra services we are also purchasing more than 30 new buses and over 400 replacement buses this year, with around 20 of these new buses to cater for the increased demand in school services across the State,” Mr Constance said.
“Some of the service improvements include expanding route 533 from Sydney Olympic Park to Chatswood via Wentworth Point, which currently operates during peak times only, to operate through Wentworth Point during weekdays and on weekends.
“We’re also delivering more than 1,000 extra weekly services on the Northern Beaches to improve access to the new hospital and meet the growing demand in the Frenchs Forest area.
“In Western Sydney, more than 500 extra weekly services will be introduced in including greater travel options for customers either side of the morning and afternoon peaks.”
The following routes are in line for upgraded services some time in the next 12 months.
More than 500 extra services a week on these routes:
· 614X Crestwood to City via M2
· 662 Box Hill to Riverstone
· 705 Blacktown to Parramatta via Seven Hills
· 783 Penrith to Werrington Station via Jordan Springs
· 804 Bonnyrigg to Parramatta via Fairfield
· 841 Gledswood Hills to Leppington
· 869 Ingleburn to Prestons
· M61 Baulkham Hills to City via M2
· T72 Rouse Hill to Quakers Hill via Alex Avenue
· T74 Stanhope Gardens to Schofields Station
More than 1,000 extra services a week on these routes plus two new routes and an extended route to support the new Northern Beaches Hospital precinct:
· New route 141 Manly to Austlink via Balgowlah and Northern Beaches Hospital
· 169 Manly and Dee Why to City via Northern Beaches Hospital and Seaforth
· New route 193 Austlink to Warringah Mall via Frenchs Forest and Northern Beaches Hospital
· 136 Manly to Chatswood via Dee Why and Frenchs Forest
· 270, 271 Frenchs Forest District to City
More than 600 extra services a week on the following routes:
· 194 St Ives to City
· 251 Lane Cove West to City via Lane Cove
· 253 Riverview to City via Lane Cove
· 285 Mars Road Lane Cove to City via Lane Cove
· 288 Epping to City via North Ryde
· 292 Lane Cove North to City
· 293 Marsfield to City via Epping Road
· 294 Macquarie University to City via Epping Road
· 313 Coogee to Bondi Junction
· 328 Darling Point to Bondi Junction via Edgecliff
· 343 Kingsford to City via Rosebery
· 386, 387 Vaucluse to Bondi Junction
· 501 West Ryde to Railway Square via Ultimo
· 533 Sydney Olympic Park to Chatswood via Ryde and Wentworth Point
· M54 Parramatta to Macquarie Park via Epping
· X10 Pagewood to Railway Square via Botany Road
· 262, 263 Cameron Park to Charlestown
· 32 Brooks Reach to Dapto
· 686 Katoomba to Echo Point