Building a Better Bus Network for Orange

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Orange community members are invited to have their say on how to improve the local bus network.

NSW Upper House MP Sam Farraway said submissions were being sought on how the current bus network is performing and how to improve accessibility and connectivity in the region as part of the 16 Regional Cities program.

“Traditionally transport planners have developed bus routes through population centres with linkages into the CBD and local train station,” Mr Farraway said.

“While this works well for many people, there is an opportunity to think about new cross city links and potential routes into newer industrial, education and community areas that might not be currently serviced.”

Mr Farraway said almost 40 news services had already been introduced throughout Orange as part of phase one of the 16 Regional Cities Program.

“This includes new Saturday services for the 538 route servicing Charles Sturt University (Orange Campus) and new Thursday, Friday and Saturday services on the 537 route which provide better services for the Orange Base Hospital and other health services.

“We are now reaching out to the community to build on these new initiatives and to identify gaps and how the needs of the community can be better met.”

To provide feedback simply fill in a submission via https://yoursay.transport.nsw.gov.au/better-bus-network-orange or call 1800 717 528.
Submissions are open until Sunday, 16 August 2020.