Another diversion

Sydney’s morning peak buses heading south to the CBD will be diverted to relieve bridge congestion

Another diversion
Another diversion

February 19, 2013

Bus commuters from Sydney’s north into the CBD could get a faster ride into town if NSW Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian’s assessment of traffic flow is correct.

Berejiklian announced this week that 60 morning peak buses from the north-west will now enter the city via the Cahill Expressway which she hopes will relieve congestion and improve the reliability of buses coming into Sydney’s CBD.

These buses will now enter the city by the Cahill Expressway – noted as Sydney’s oldest freeway – travel down Bridge, Pitt, Hunter and Castlereagh streets before terminating at Market Street.

"Customers who travel to the city by bus each day and enter the city from the north have told us they want more reliable bus services and we are keen to try various initiatives to see if they work," Berejiklian says.

"I have experienced first-hand the frustration when you get stuck on the Harbour Bridge on a bus and in York St."

Affected services run to the city from various locations around Dural, Cherrybrook and West Pennant Hills between 6am and 10am each weekday.

There are no changes to services leaving the city during the morning peak or to any afternoon peak services.

Dural bus customers affected by these changes will be able to continue their journey to the southern CBD by transferring to Newtown bus services at no extra charge, according to Transport for NSW statement.

Thousands of flyers have been distributed to customers at bus stops in Sydney’s north-west.

Transport for NSW customer services teams will be at all relevant CBD bus stops during the morning peak period during the first week of the Cahill Expressway diversion to answer customers’ questions and listen to feedback.

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