Improvement for West

Sydney bus stops and traffic arrangements will be improved to boost reliability of services

Bus stops will be improved in Sydney’s Inner West to boost the reliability of bus services for customers.

Transport for NSW has announced the improvements to bus stops and traffic arrangements will start in coming weeks.

Acting Secretary Tim Reardon says under Sydney’s Bus Future the NSW Government has committed to improve journey times by introducing bus priority infrastructure along key corridors, including more bus and transit lanes and priority at traffic lights.

"Now that we’ve consulted on our plan to improve Inner West bus services and taken community feedback on board, we’re ready to begin work and streamline bus stop and traffic arrangements to improve the journeys of Inner West bus customers," he says.

Work will start in August to relocate bus stops on the Princes Highway at Tempe, King Street, Enmore Road, City Road in Newtown and Broadway.

 "We’ve looked at the feedback and altered the plan where possible to take community concerns into account, while still delivering infrastructure improvements that will improve bus services for customers," says Reardon.

"We re-evaluated the proposed bus stop closures with community feedback in mind such as keeping stops near Short Street St Peters, and Princes Highway, Sydenham.

"It is essential that we improve service reliability and travel times for customers by better managing the causes of delays to buses and allowing buses to move in and out of stops more easily."

The Inner West Bus Improvement Plan is one part of Sydney’s Bus Future, the blueprint that outlines how the NSW Government is delivering simpler, faster and more reliable bus services.

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