First Insight into South East Light Rail Bus Changes

South-East Bus commuters got a first look at their bus network today, after confidential plans containing the proposal was leaked overnight. These changes are being introduced due to the opening of the CBD and South East Light Rail, in order to reduce service duplication between the tram and the bus network. The proposed changes will begin at some point after the L3 Kingsford Line of the light rail network opens later this month.

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South-East bus commuters are in for a shake-up of their network from later this year – Transport NSW Blog Collection

It is important to note that this confidential document is a draft document of the changes ONLY and is subject to change. Transport NSW Blog has confirmed the validity of the document with internal sources, which they say is mostly final, but do warn that some changes may occur. Transport NSW Blog has been made aware that an official announcement is to be expected later this week and it is believed that the leak was deliberate leak.

A full list of known changes is listed below;

NEW ROUTES

  • 319 – Maroubra Beach to Bondi Junction via Oberon Street, Randwick Junction and Charing Cross
  • 375 – Coogee Beach to Railway Square via Randwick Junction, Moore Park and Taylor Square
  • 390 – Coogee Beach to La Perouse via Randwick Junction, Kingsford and Maroubra Junction
  • 398 – Clovelly Beach to La Perouse via Coogee Beach, Maroubra Junction and Matraville

CHANGED ROUTES

  • 348 – Wolli Creek to Bondi Junction changed to operate via High Street in both directions
  • 370 – Coogee Beach to Leichhardt changed to operate via High Street in both directions
  • 373 – Coogee Beach to Circular Quay becomes overnight only 373N Coogee Beach to Circular Quay via Taylor Square (11pm – 6am ONLY)
  • 391 – La Perouse to Railway Square becomes La Perouse to Kingsford via Bunnerong Road
  • 392 – Little Bay to Circular Quay becomes Little Bay to Redfern via Bunnerong Road, Kingsford and Green Square
  • 394 – La Perouse to Circular Quay becomes overnight only 394N La Perouse to Circular Quay via Taylor Square (11pm – 6am ONLY)
  • 400 – Bondi Junction to Sydney Airport changed to operate via High Street in both directions
  • All express routes will move to a four digit route number, but will be retained
    • X39 becomes 339X
    • X40 becomes 341X
    • X73 becomes 373X – potential for minor stopping pattern changes
    • X74 becomes 374X
    • X77 becomes 377X – potential for minor stopping pattern changes
    • X92 becomes 392X
    • X93 becomes 393X – potential for minor stopping pattern changes
    • X94 becomes 394X
    • X96 becomes 396X
    • X97 becomes 397X
    • X99 becomes 399X

CANCELLED ROUTES

302, 314, 317, 376, 377, 393, 395, 397, 399, 891, 893, 898, L94, M10 and M50

UNKNOWN ROUTE MODIFICATIONS or NO CHANGE 

At this stage it is unknown if the following routes will have any changes, however that they were included within the scope of the new bus network plan.

303, 307, 313, 316, 338, 339, 343, 353, 357, 372, 374, 396 and 418

 

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