NSW Budget brings bus bonanza

More than 170 new buses will be purchased in the 2017 NSW Budget.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian today announced more than 170 new buses will be purchased in the NSW Budget, bringing thousands of additional and improved weekly services to customers across the state. 

“I am excited to confirm today that this massive budget boost will not only replace 134 of our ageing bus fleet, it will add 42 additional buses and deliver 3300 more services a week,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“This is another way we’re delivering real improvements to services that people rely on every day.”

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said, “This Government continues to bring public transport into the 21st Century, and once again this year we are committed to funding these services that the people of NSW deserve as part of our state’s $1.5 billion bus budget.”

Andrew Constance, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure said today’s announcement isn't just about more services but also creates new routes, provides extended operating hours and delivers bus priority infrastructure where it is needed the most.

“This is not just about adding more services, but also allowing for future growth,” Mr Constance said.  

New and enhanced services are being added in growth centres like Macquarie Park, Olympic Park and Marsden Park, while residential areas outside of Sydney like Huntlee in the Hunter, Calderwood in the Illawarra and Springwood in the Blue Mountains will get enhanced services and better intra-regional links.

“We’re also planning improvements to key corridors around Sydney from Macquarie Park to Burwood which will provide better bus access and improved reliability of bus services. 

“Our new bus fleet will also include six double-deck buses as part of our commitment to phase out bendy-buses that cause increased congestion on our streets.”

The additional buses and services forms part of the 2017/18 Growth Services program and delivers on priorities highlighted in the Sydney’s Bus Future plan. 

2017/18 Growth Services Program

Western Sydney (including Hills District and South West)

More than 1,500 additional services, including 11 new or extended routes:

  • Route 632 Pennant Hills to Rouse Hill Town Centre via Castle Hill and Norwest
  • Route 746 Riverstone to Rouse Hill Town Centre via Box Hill
  • Route 747 Marsden Park to Rouse Hill Town Centre via Riverstone
  • Route 751 Blacktown to Rouse Hill Town Centre via Colebee and Marsden Park
  • Route 774 Mt Druitt to Penrith via St Marys and Caddens
  • Route 840 Campbelltown to Leppington via Gregory Hills and Oran Park
  • Route 853, 854 Liverpool to Edmondson Park via Carnes Hill
  • Route 859 Oran Park to Minto via Catherine Field
  • Route 868 Edmondson Park to Ingleburn via Ingleburn Industrial Area
  • Route 896 Oran Park to Campbelltown via Harrington Park and Narellan

Enhanced services on the following routes:

  • Route 614X Crestwood to City via M2
  • Route 711 Parramatta to Children’s Hospital at Westmead
  • Route 817 Cabramatta to Fairfield via Bonnyrigg and Prairiewood
  • Route 887 Campbelltown to Wollongong via Appin
  • Route M60 Hornsby to Parramatta via Castle Hill
  • Route M61 Castle Hill to City via M2
  • Route T80 Liverpool to Parramatta via Bonnyrigg and Prairiewood

New all-night services on the following route:

  • Route M54 Parramatta to Macquarie Park via Carlingford

Sydney Metropolitan

More than 1,600 additional services on the following routes:

  • Routes 195, 196, 197 Mona Vale to Gordon and Macquarie Park via St Ives
  • Route 251 Lane Cove West to City via Lane Cove
  • Route 270 Frenchs Forest District to City
  • Route 280 Chatswood to Warringah Mall via Frenchs Forest
  • Route 292 Marsfield and Macquarie Park to City via Lane Cove
  • Routes 324, 325 Watsons Bay to Edgecliff via Rose Bay
  • Route 352 Marrickville Metro to Bondi Junction via Newtown and Surry Hills
  • Route 353 Eastgardens to Bondi Junction via Coogee
  • Route 370 Leichhardt to Coogee via Newtown and Green Square
  • Routes 374, X74 Coogee to City
  • Routes 392, X92 Little Bay to City via Eastgardens and Kingsford
  • Route 418 Burwood to Bondi Junction via Sydenham and Mascot
  • Route 461 Burwood to City via Parramatta Road
  • Route 504 Chiswick to City via Drummoyne
  • Route 506 Macquarie Park and East Ryde to City via Drummoyne
  • Routes 533, 534 Sydney Olympic Park and Ryde to Chatswood via Wentworth Point and Mowbray Road
  • Route 914 Greenacre to Strathfield
  • Route M20 Zetland to Wynyard via Central Station
  • Route M52 Parramatta to City via Victoria Road

New, extended or enhanced all-night services on the following routes:

  • Route 400 Burwood to Bondi Junction via Sydney Airport
  • Route 423 Kingsgrove to City via Earlwood and Newtown
  • Route N20 Riverwood to City via Rockdale, Sydney Airport and Green Square
  • Route N81 Parramatta to City via Sydney Olympic Park and Wentworth Point (Thursday-Saturday only)
  • Route N91 Bondi Junction to Macquarie Park via Kings Cross, City and Chatswood

Outer Metropolitan

More than 100 additional weekly services on the following routes:

Lower Hunter

  • Route 130 Fingal Bay to Newcastle via Nelson Bay and Anna Bay
  • Route 166 Cessnock and Kurri Kurri to Stockland Green Hills via Maitland
  • Route 179 North Rothbury to Stockland Green Hills via Maitland
  • Route 262 Cameron Park to Charlestown via Cardiff
  • Route 269 Toronto to Charlestown
  • Route 270 Toronto West to Wallsend via Stockland Glendale
  • Route 275 Morisset to Toronto via Wangi Wangi

Central Coast

  • More than 100 additional weekly services on the following routes:
  • Routes 36, 37 Gosford to Westfield Tuggerah via Ourimbah
  • Route 47 Tuggerah to Ourimbah
  • Route 64 Woy Woy to Erina Fair via Ettalong Beach and Kincumber

Blue Mountains

  • More than 40 additional weekly services on the following routes:
  • Routes 688, 689 Penrith to Emu Heights and Leonay
  • Route 692 Winmalee to Springwood


  • Route 75 Calderwood and Tullimbar to Stockland Shellharbour extended