Work begins to clear old cinema building at Spit Junction

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Contractors prepare to demolish the old cinema building on the corner of Spit Junction and Clifford Street.

Transport for NSW today announced that early work on the new transport hub at Spit Junction will commence on Monday (February 27) as contractors prepare to demolish the old cinema building on the corner of Spit Junction and Clifford Street.

“New B-Line double deck buses will hit the road later this year, delivering more reliable and frequent services to customers travelling between the Northern Beaches and the CBD,” a Transport for NSW spokesperson said. 

“This new turn-up-and-go service will mean a bus every five minutes during the peak periods in the peak direction, and every 10 minutes during other times of the day.” 

Customers on the Lower North Shore will be able to catch a new B-Line service from stops at Spit Junction and Neutral Bay. 

“We’re building a new B-Line bus stop at the site of the former Greater Union cinema complex at Spit Junction,” the spokesperson said.

“A new indented bus bay will support both B-Line and regular services, helping to reduce congestion on Military Road by allowing buses to pick-up and drop-off passengers without impeding other traffic. 

“The site will also include a new pedestrian plaza.”  

Early work will start on Monday 27 February and take around eight weeks to complete, weather permitting. 

Site establishment will include the removal of the building’s façade and external awnings, the installation of hoardings and scaffolding along Spit Road and Clifford Street. 

To ensure the safety of the community and to help reduce the impact on drivers, some work will take place out of hours between 7pm and 6am from 27 – 28 February, then from 6 – 20 March. 

Affected local residents and businesses will be notified prior to the major demolition work commencing while traffic controllers will be on hand to assist drivers and pedestrians.