New NSW services set to roll-out


The roll-out of 24 new buses and 46 new services in Sydney will begin next week

New NSW services set to roll-out
New NSW services set to roll-out

March 13, 2012

Peak-period commuters in
Sydney's
North West will
soon have
access to 24 new buses and 46 new services, with new a new-service roll-out
starting
Monday.

Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian says new services will begin for customers travelling on the new Rouse Hill Town Centre to North Sydney route on March 19, before the final group of services from Kellyville Ridge to Parramatta starts in June.

"Customers who live in these growing parts of Sydney from Rouse Hill to Blacktown have been asking for more frequent services to the city and Parramatta," she says.

"We have listened to the community and I am pleased to say the roll-out of these new buses will start on 19 March, and be finished in June.

Among the new services are four new buses and eight new weekday services on the 611 Blacktown to Macquarie Park route, and a new bus and two extra weekday services for the T63 Kellyville Ridge to Parramatta service.

"As well, a new, direct 602 Rouse Hill Town Centre to North Sydney route will be introduced on the M2.

"This service is expected to save passengers up to 25 minutes per trip, because they won’t have to change buses.

"On this route they will stop at employment centres such as Artarmon, St Leonards, Crows Nest and North Sydney with five new morning peak services and five new afternoon peak services.

"The new services will mean less crowding and a more comfortable journey during peak periods."

The 2011-12 Budget included 261 new buses worth $118.8 million, including 95 buses for State Transit and 166 for private operators.

Berejiklian says the extra bus services were part of the NSW Liberal and Nationals’ commitment to improving customer service in public transport.

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