Dubbo bus services to be boosted by 87% in major overhaul
Bus passengers will benefit from an 87 per cent increase in timetabled hours and a new service (PDF, 177.19 KB) between West Dubbo and Orana Mall to run every 30 minutes on weekdays, connecting Delroy Park Shopping Centre, Dubbo CBD, Dubbo Station, ALDI, Dubbo Base Hospital and TAFE.
There will also be a new connection between Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Orana Mall via the Dubbo CBD, Western Plains Cultural Centre and Dubbo Showground. Regular bus routes will also provide new links to Bunnings, Dubbo Sports World and the North Dubbo industrial area.
The uplift in local bus services was developed after an extensive community consultation process received more than 300 contributions about topics such as ideal travel times and route preferences.
The new bus network begins operating from 16 October and it comes as a new trial of contactless payments get underway enabling passengers on 11 buses operated by Dubbo Buslines to pay for their trips by tapping a card reader with their credit or debit card that has a chip on it or linked devices such as smart phones and watches.
Dubbo community members and visitors can plan their trips on the city's bus network using Trip Planner.
More information including a map of the new network can be found at transportnsw.info/dubbo-bus.