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.
From Sunday 2 December, there will be major changes to State Transit and Transit Systems services in the South East of Sydney. These changes form part of the ‘Green Square and Waterloo Transport Action Plan’ that is designed to sustainably improve transport connections and accessibility in the region.
“These enhancements will benefit Green Square and Waterloo customers, creating capacity for more than 20,000 additional weekly passengers,” according to Transport for NSW Coordinator General Marg Prendergast. Two new turn up and go services will be added, as well as additional peak hour and late night services and improved connections to the Australian Technology Park in Redfern.
The Green Square and Waterloo area is one of the fastest growing areas in the world. By 2022 it will have a population density higher than most parts of Singapore or Hong Kong, with over 22 000 people per square kilometre. These changes are needed to cope with all of these new residents. Additionally, the plan includes the new Waterloo Metro Station, Road and Cycleway upgrades as well as a potential light rail line.
Key Changes Include;
Rosebery and Circular Quay via Zetland, Waterloo and Surry Hills. Serves East Village Shopping Centre
New 24/7, turn-up and go service
Port Botany and Mascot Station via Matraville, Eastgardens, Pagewood, Botany and Mascot shops
Provides local coverage and connections to buses at Eastgardens, Botany and Mascot and trains at Mascot station.
Replaces route 309 and 310 in the Port Botany, Matraville and Eastgardens areas.
Railway Square and Port Botany via Redfern, Green Square station and Botany Road.
Every 10 minutes during the morning and afternoon peaks.
Replaces route L09
Banksmeadow and Railway Square via Botany, Mascot, and Green Square station.
Running every 10 minutes during the morning and afternoon peaks. Combined with route 309, this will result in buses every 5 minutes between Botany Shops and Green Square station during peak periods
Replaces route X09 and X10 services
All-stops service between Eastgardens and Bondi Junction
Changed to operate to and from Redfern Station, providing new links to the rail network
Route 304 will provide services between Rosebery, Waterloo and the City
Changed to operate between Redfern Station and Mascot only
Service frequency adjusted to every 30 minutes
Changed to operate between Marrickville Metro and Central Station full time
Weekday morning and afternoon peak hour services currently terminating at or commencing from Redfern Station will be extended to Central Station via Redfern and Chalmers/Elizabeth Streets
Changed to operate between Banksmeadow and Railway Square
Running every 12 minutes or better during the day, 7 days a week, with services around every 10 minutes during morning and afternoon peak times on weekdays, and every 15 minutes during evenings (30 mins late night
Additional services across the week, including higher capacity with proposed increase of 18% more capacity between 7am-8am and 16% capacity between 8am-9am.
Limited stops route 400 overnight services between 12am – 5am replaced by new route 400N All-stops service between Eastgardens and Bondi Junction
Major changes are coming to the NSW transport network from tomorrow (Sunday 23rd September), with additional changes starting from next week (Sunday 30th September).
As we have previously reported these are very major network changes including a new bus network for the Bondi and Mascot areas as well as a new train network for the North Shore and Northern suburbs. You can find out all of the details at the links below
Eastern Beaches Bus Service Changes from 23rd September here