Sydney scores more double deckers

Five new double decker buses will start servicing Sydney this week

Sydney scores more double deckers
Sydney scores more double deckers

June 11, 2013

Five new double decker buses
will start peak services
between Sydney’s north west and Sydney city this week.

The first of the buses began service yesterday.

New South Wales Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian says Hillsbus will operate the brand new double decker buses.

She says the buses will take thousands of Sydney customers between Castle Hill and the city via the M2 each day, to reduce congestion on the CBD route.

"Five new double decker buses will begin rolling out on the M61 service transporting customers from Castle Hill into the city via the M2," Berejiklian says.

According to government, each double decker bus has capacity for 110 passengers, twice the number of passengers that normal buses can carry, and takes up less road and depot space than bendy buses.

"We expect these buses to be very effective and deliver good customer outcomes on longer routes with fewer stops which carry high passenger loads," Berejiklian says.

Berejiklian says people of the north west had been let down in the past
regarding public transport.

Berejiklian says the government’s double decker buses are already proving popular with bus customers.

Busways started operating a double decker along the north west T-Way at the end of August 2012.

Berejiklian says the new generation Australian designed and built buses being trialled have the latest automotive engineering technology, low emission features and wheelchair access.

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