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More bus services are being introduced in north west Sydney as demand for public transport increases

November 29, 2013

Bus users in Sydney’s north west now have more than 2,100 bus services each week to meet increasing demand.

As part of the NSW Government’s $90 million Growth Buses Program, another 65 services have been added this week for services in and between Rouse Hill, Castle Hill and the City.

The increase comes as bus patronage figures for the Hills District over the last 12 months show a rise of 16 per cent, to 14.8 million passenger journeys.

"The north west is one of Sydney’s fastest growing areas and we are making sure it has the right mix of public transport to support this extraordinary growth," says Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian.

From this week, the extra bus services include 17 services between the City and Castle Hill on Route 610X, with these services extending later in the evening.

Hills customers will also have 48 extra weekend services to the City on Route 607X.

Berejiklian says the new double decker buses are also proving popular in the northwest, both in peak and non-peak periods.

As part of the Growth Buses Program, the Government has also committed more than $90 million this year to fund over 200 new buses in 2013-14

This includes 65 new buses for Western Sydney, and 22 in the north west region.

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