New South Wales Minister for Transport Andrew Constance
700 Extra Local Services And New Frequent Routes
Victor P Taffa
A new express turn-up-and-go bus service will be introduced along Victoria Road from West Ryde to the city as part of network changes delivering an extra 700 weekly services.
Minister for Transport Andrew Constance said customers in Sydney’s North West and Lower North Shore will benefit from the timetable changes with the extra weekly services including the new West Ryde to City and Chatswood to City frequent routes introduced next month.
“From January we’ll be making changes to increase the frequency of services on key routes, with improved connections for customers travelling to the city or within the local area.”
“This will include a new limited stops turn-up-and-go bus for the people of West Ryde right into the heart of the city at Hyde Park on the 500X route.”
“Chatswood and Willoughby will also see regular services on route 120 into the QVB, at least every 10 minutes on every day of the week, giving customers more choice around when they travel.” Minister Constance said.
There will be some changes to existing local and city services to support the new frequent routes and to allow for better connections to other modes of public transport such as ferries.
Changes to respond to customer demand will affect some bus services in locations such as Parramatta, Carlingford, Macquarie Park, Ryde and Eastwood.
To help reduce duplication on the network, some routes will be replaced by new routes or extra services on other routes, while some current routes will be shortened but retain their current route numbers.
Existing overnight services on route 520 will operate under a new route number between Parramatta and the city. The changes will be introduced in January 2021.