Bus Service Changes from 24 January 2021

There will be changes to the bus network and timetables across Sydney from 24 January 2021, with changes to timetables and services in the Eastern Suburbs, North Shore, Northern Suburbs and the Shire. This will include over 700 additional bus services, two new routes as part of the all day “frequent” network and other changes to the bus network to support easier interchange and reduce duplication.

There will be changes to the bus network and timetables across Sydney from 24 January 2021 – Transport NSW Blog Collection

The new additions to the frequent network of routes operating every 10 minutes across the day, seven days a week are;

  • Route 120 – Chatswood to City QVB via North Willoughby and Willoughby Road
  • Route 500X – West Ryde to City Hyde Park via Top Ryde and Victoria Road

Other changes to the local bus network have been designed to support the new frequent network, improve connections and reduce service duplication. A list of all the changes to the network are provided below

BUS SERVICE CHANGES FROM 24 JANUARY 2021
Route 115
Chatswood to City
(New Route)
This is a new route that will replace route 343 between Chatswood and the city. Early morning and late night services will operate between Chatswood and North Sydney only.
Route 120 Chatswood to City QVB
(New Route)
This is a new frequent route that will operate between Chatswood and the QVB in the city. The new route replaces routes 272 (North Willoughby to City Wynyard) and 340 (Bondi Junction to Chatswood via City).
Route 200 
Artarmon to Bondi Junction
This route will be changed to operate between Artarmon (Campbell Street) and Bondi Junction only. There will be no change to current service frequency or hours of operation.
Route 272 
North Willoughby to City Wynyard
(Withdrawn Route)
This route will be withdrawn and replaced by the new frequent route 120 (Chatswood to City QVB).
Route 333 
North Bondi to City Circular Quay via Bondi Junction
Minor timetable changes to meet demand and improve reliability, maintaining the current frequencies of every 6 minutes or better during the day, and every 10 minutes or better during the early morning and evening, 7 days a week. Route 333 will now operate 24 hours, replacing overnight 333N services. Additional stops will be introduced along Oxford St to support improved customer access.
Route 333N
North Bondi to City Circular Quay via Bondi Junction
(Withdrawn Route)
This route will be withdrawn and existing early morning and late night services will operate as route 333.
Route 340
 Bondi Junction to Chatswood via City
(Withdrawn Route)
This route will be withdrawn and replaced by the new frequent route 120 (Chatswood to City QVB). Customers using route 340 between Bondi Junction and the City can use alternative services such as routes 333 and 440.
Route 343
 Kingsford to Chatswood via City
(Withdrawn Route)
This route will change to operate between City and Kingsford only. Services between Chatswood, North Sydney and the city will be replaced by the new route 115 (Chatswood to City via North Sydney). Route 343 will continue to operate between Kingsford and the City, with no changes to service frequency or hours of operation.
Route 500X 
West Ryde to City Hyde Park 
(New Route)
This is a new frequent route that will operate between West Ryde and Hyde Park in the city. The new route replaces routes:M52 (Parramatta to City Circular Quay)515 (currently Eastwood to City)*518 (currently Macquarie University to City)**520 (Parramatta to City Circular Quay)X15 (City Town Hall to Eastwood)X18 (City Town Hall to Denistone)* Route 515 will change to operate between Eastwood and Ryde shops** Route 518 will change to operate between Macquarie University and Meadowbank
Route 500N Parramatta to City Hyde Park
(New Route)
This is a new route that will replace the overnight services on route 520 (Parramatta to City Circular Quay). The 500N will operate between around 12am to 5am, seven days a week.
Route 501 Parramatta to Central Pitt StThis route will change to operate to Parramatta (currently runs to West Ryde) and will replace route M52 services between Parramatta and West Ryde.  Services will operate every 10 minutes or better during weekday peak hours, every 15 minutes during off peak times and Saturdays, and every 20 minutes on Sundays.  Early morning and late-night services will operate at least every 30 minutes.
Route 506 Macquarie University to City Domain via East RydeAdditional afternoon peak services on weekdays will be added to this route, to replace existing route X06 services (City Domain to East Ryde).
Route 507 Meadowbank Station to GladesvilleThis route will change to operate between Meadowbank Station and Gladesville only.During weekday morning and afternoon peak hours, services will be extended to and from the city.  Service frequency will be increased seven days a week (operating every 10 mins during weekday peak hours and 30 mins off peak), and later evening services will operate across the week.The new route 517 (Macquarie Centre to Ryde shops) will replace existing 507 trips between Macquarie University and Top Ryde.
Route 513 Carlingford to West RydeThis route will change to operate between Carlingford and West Ryde only. Route 518 will now provide full time connections to F3 ferries at Meadowbank Wharf.
Route 515 
Eastwood to Ryde shops
This route will change to operate between Eastwood and Ryde shops. Service frequency will increase across the week (operating every 15-20 mins during weekday peak hours, 30 mins on weekends) and later evening services will operate across the week. Services between Top Ryde and the city will be provided by the new frequent route 500X (West Ryde to City Hyde Park).
Route 517 
Macquarie Centre to Ryde shops
This is a new route that will replace route 507 between Macquarie University and Top Ryde. The 517 will operate seven days a week.
Route 518 
Macquarie University to Meadowbank
This route will change to operate between Macquarie University and Meadowbank Wharf via Top Ryde.
Route 520 
Parramatta to City Circular Quay
(Withdrawn Route)
This route will be withdrawn. Overnight and early morning services will be replaced by new route 500N (Parramatta to the City).
Route 525 
Parramatta to Strathfield
This route will change to operate between Parramatta and Strathfield only. Earlier and later services will operate throughout the week.
Route 549
 Parramatta to Epping via North Rocks
Additional morning peak services will be added to this route to provide additional travel options for customers.
Route M52 
Parramatta to City Circular Quay
(Withdrawn Route)
This route will be withdrawn and replaced by the new frequent route 500X between West Ryde and Hyde Park, and by route 501 between Parramatta and Pitt Street at Central Station. 
Route X06 
City Domain to East Ryde
(Withdrawn Route)
This route will be withdrawn and replaced by additional services on route 506.
Route X15
 City Town Hall to Eastwood
(Withdrawn Route)
This route will be withdrawn and replaced by the new frequent route 500X (between the City and Ryde) and route 515 (between Ryde and Eastwood).
Route X18 
City Town Hall to Denistone East
(Withdrawn Route)
This route will be withdrawn and replaced by the new frequent route 500X between the City and Ryde and route 518 between Macquarie University to Meadowbank (currently Macquarie University to City).
Route 977 
Miranda to Lilli Pilli (Loop Service)
There will be additional services. Services will operate around every 15 minutes during weekday peak hours and 30 minutes during off peak times and on Saturdays. Sunday services will operate every 60 minutes.Later evening services will operate seven days. There will be more than 115 additional weekly services
Route 987 
Cronulla to Kurnell (Loop Service)
There will be additional services. Services will operate around every 30 minutes during weekday peak hours and 60 minutes during off peak times and on weekends.Later evening services will operate seven days.There will be around 70 additional weekly services
Routes 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 258, 259, 458, 505, 521, 523, 524, 533, 536, 538, 540, 541, 543, 544, 545, 546, 549, 550, 551, 552, 553Minor timetable changes to meet demand and improve reliability

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