Thousands of more services


More than 2700 additional weekly public transport services have come into effect in NSW today

Thousands of more services
Thousands of more services

October 21, 2013

NSW commuter’s now have access to more than 2700 additional weekly public transport services, as the new timetables were put to the test today.

Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian announced on Sunday public transport customers will benefit from more than 2700 additional weekly services under the state’s first integrated transport timetable.

Berejiklian encouraged customers to check new train, bus and ferry times ahead of the first big test of the new timetable – this morning’s peak.

"This will be the first integrated timetable designed for customers and delivered by the new integrated transport authority, Transport for NSW," she says.

"It delivers more than 1000 extra train services a week, 1700 extra bus services and 55 extra ferry services – it’s the extra frequency and capacity customers have been crying out for.

"The new timetable makes the best possible use of our infrastructure and rolling stock and will deliver more services, new express services, and shorter travel times for many customers travelling longer distances."

Sydney Trains Chief Executive Howard Collins says the organisation has invested almost two years in preparing the timetable.

"Delivering a timetable of this scale with so many extra services is a massive and complex task – so we ask our customers to be patient because despite the thousands of hours of preparation, there is no dress rehearsal," he says.

Customers can plan their journeys and download timetables by visiting transportnsw.info or downloading the New Times app from the App Store or Google Play.

Customers can also phone the Transport Info Line on 131 500 to ask questions about the new timetable.

The new service includes:

- More than 1000 extra weekly train services

- More than 690 extra weekly services for Western Sydney

- More than 1700 extra bus services a week in total including 800 in the peaks

- Six new bus routes benefiting Blacktown, Penrith, Fairfield, Burwood and Dulwich Hill

- 55 extra weekly ferry services including ferry routes with new consistent stopping patterns and longer hours of operation to better match demand

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