More buses, more often for the inner west
Customers in Sydney’s inner west will benefit from almost 1,000 additional weekly services starting later this year, including faster services via Parramatta Road and more services on Sundays.
Minister for Transport Andrew Constance said the extra services are being introduced as part of a commitment from the NSW Government and Transit Systems to deliver around 4.8 million extra kilometres of services in Region 6.
“From October we’ll be making changes to some bus routes and timetables to improve the frequency of services on key routes, improve travel times and give customers more choice around when they travel.
“In addition to around 1,000 extra weekly services across the Inner West, customers will benefit from new all-day limited stops services along Parramatta Road between Abbotsford, Burwood and the Sydney CBD, as well as a new direct service travelling through Rodd Point, Haberfield, Leichhardt and Lilyfield to the city,” Mr Constance said.
“We’re also adding almost 200 extra services each Sunday in areas like Concord, Five Dock, Harold Park, Dulwich Hill and Newtown. This equates to around 1000 kilometres of extra services for customers each and every Sunday.”
Extra weekly services will also be created on routes 348, 389, 412, 413, 420, 423, 428, 433, 440, 445, 464, 470, 502 and 504, with services on many of these routes operating more frequently throughout the day.
Transport for NSW Chief Operations Officer Howard Collins said some routes will be replaced by new routes or extra services on existing routes.
“These changes will also see some routes withdrawn. The M10 and M50 are two routes which extend from the inner west to the eastern suburbs. Less than four percent of customers on these routes travel between these two regions, and with other frequent bus and light rail services, we can serve customers better by using these buses on other routes,” Mr Collins said.
“Customers travelling between the inner west to the CBD will have access to frequent services along Parramatta Road and Victoria Road, while other bus routes and light rail services between the CBD and eastern suburbs run every 5-10 minutes.”
The new schedule will be introduced on October 25. A full list of changes will be available at www.transportnsw.info.