From Monday January 6 2020, there will be an extra northbound service on the T5 Cumberland line each weekday during the morning peak.
The new direct all-stops morning peak service departs Leppington at 7.07am, arriving at key stations such as Parramatta at 7.49am, Blacktown at 8.07am and Schofields at 8.17am.
The existing 7.21am all stops Leppington to Schofields service will instead depart at 7.37am, arriving at key stations such as Parramatta at 8.19am, Blacktown at 8.37am and Schofields at 8.47am.
These changes will create a consistent half hourly frequency throughout the morning peak, reducing the wait time between services by up to 16 minutes.
Over the past year, patronage on the T5 Cumberland line has surged, creating over crowding, particularly on the highly popular 7:21am service. 30 per cent more passengers arrived at Parramatta on T5 trains this year compared to last.
Transport Minister Andrew Constance noted “By boosting capacity on an increasingly busy part of the network, customers across the south-west region including Glenfield, Liverpool and Cabramatta will enjoy a more comfortable and convenient morning commute. Customers from the T8 South Line between Macarthur and Macquarie Fields will also benefit from the new service as it provides an extra connection at Glenfield to T5 services headed towards Parramatta and further west.”
The T6 Carlingford Line between Clyde and Carlingford is being permanently closed from 5 January 2020. This closure is to allow for the construction of Parramatta light rail between Carlingford and Westmead, which will partially use the corridor.
A new bus route will service the corridor between Carlingford and Parramatta during light rail construction. Route 535 will operate from January 5, 2020 with stops at Carlingford, Telopea, Dundas, Rydalmere, Camellia/Rosehill and Parramatta CBD.
Trams are due to start running along the first part of the route in 2023. When the light rail opens it will provide the same area with a service every seven and a half minutes between 7am and 7pm on weekdays.
A second daily Bathurst Bullet service will begin from September 16 2019, doubling the number of train services between Sydney and Bathurst.
The new service departs Bathurst Station later in the morning at 7.35am and then returns earlier in the afternoon, departing Sydney at 3.05pm and arriving in Bathurst at 6.47pm. There will be variations to this schedule on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays to allow for existing Indian Pacific and Intercity services. The existing Bathurst Bullet service leaves Bathurst Station at 5.46am and then departs from Central Station in the evening at 5.47pm, arriving in Bathurst at 9.33pm.
The new service will stop at both Tarana and Rydal stations, allowing for better connections to Oberon and surrounding communities. This is considered a big win for these communities which have been fighting for these services since 2012, when the first Bathurst Bullet was introduced. These stops will also be added to the current service.
From 28 July 2019 there will be adjustments to services operated by State Transit and Transit Systems. These adjustments are being made to support more reliable journey times, improve timetable spacing to reduce bus bunching and simply services by removing duplicated routes.
From Sunday 28 July there will be major changes to Hillsbus operations in the Hills District and North West. The changes build on the opening of the Sydney Metro North West Line and provide more frequent services in the local area to cover the new stations, shopping and medical precincts.
New and modified bus services will will provide connections to Sydney Metro services in Rouse Hill, Kellyville, Bella Vista and Castle Hill. There will also be more services to new residential developments including Arnold Avenue and Foxall Road.
Since Sydney Metro opened there has been reduced demand on buses travelling to destinations like Macquarie Park, Chatswood, North Sydney and the Sydney CBD via the M2. Some M2 bus services will be adjusted to reflect the reduced demand.
Regular M2 buses will continue to run between the North West, Macquarie Park, North Sydney and Sydney CBD, but if you are travelling to areas like Chatswood you will be able to access turn-up-and-go Sydney Metro services with extra local services to connect to your nearest station.
Find a full list of service changes below the jump.
From 30 June, there will be changes to bus services in Newcastle and Sydney’s western, north-western and eastern suburbs. These include over 400 new services across Sydney, as well as severe cuts to services and associated timetable changes in Newcastle.
There will be a number of changes to bus services across the North West to coincide with the opening of Sydney Metro Northwest on Sunday May 26, 2019. These include a number of routes that have been rerouted to service new metro stations as well as more frequent services to better connect surrounding communities to Sydney Metro.
From Sunday 28 April 2019 there will be some changes to train and bus services to allow for the integration of Sydney Metro into the wider transport network as well as to match service levels to customer demand.
Key adjustments being made include additional services along the T1 North Shore Line, and renaming the T1 Northern Line to the T9 Northern Line. Some bus routes in the Upper North Shore area will be adjusted to better connect with train services, additional services will be added in other areas and some bus routes across Sydney will be renumbered.
From 20 December 2018 there will be three new bus routes in South-West Sydney. This will include over 500 new weekly services will be introduced in the Camden, Campbelltown and Macquarie Fields areas, helping to provide more frequent services and greater travel options.
New route 840 will run between Oran Park, Gregory Hills and Campbelltown Hospital via Gregory Hills Drive and Badgally Road providing over 250 weekly trips.
This route will provide new, direct services to Campbelltown Hospital from Oran Park and Gregory Hills
Services will run every 30 minutes during weekday peak times and every 60 minutes at other times, until around 8.30pm each night
New route 859 will run on weekdays between Carnes Hill and Edmondson Park Station via Greenway Drive and Horningsea Park Drive providing over 190 weekly trips.
Services will run every 30 minutes during peak periods and every 60 minutes at other times
New route 868 will run between Ingleburn Station and Edmondson Park Station via Ingleburn Industrial Estate and Edmondson Park providing 130 weekly trips
Some trips will operate via Denham Court (Denham Court Caravan Park)
Services will run every 30 minutes during peak periods, with limited services operating during off peak times.
Route S9 between Glenfield and Glenquarie withdrawn
From Sunday December 2 2018 there will be changes to many bus services across Sydney. These changes affect State Transit, Transit Systems and Transdev services across Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, Inner West, Northern Beaches and Pittwater, Sutherland Shire and Upper North Shore areas. The changes are designed to better reflect current customer travel patterns and provide more travel options.