9000 extra public transport services in NSW


The New South Wales Government has introduced more than 9000 extra public transport services

9000 extra public transport services in NSW
Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian

More than 9000 extra public transport services have been introduced in New South Wales since March 2011.

The extra services include 7,800 extra bus services.

 "New services are carefully planned by looking at travel patterns, so customers are getting services when and where they need them," says Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian.

"And there are more services to come, we can promise that."

The 98 extra weekly services which began in the west and north west this month include 54 of the popular 610X/M61 routes between Castle Hill and the Sydney CBD across weekdays and weekends.

There are 15 million customer journeys on buses annually in the north west, and the NSW Government is working to meet this demand.

"We’re also increasing connectivity within Western Sydney, with extra services on route 711 between Parramatta and Blacktown starting last week," she says.

Other significant improvements for customers since March 2011 include the rollout of 78 brand new air-conditioned Waratah trains, real-time mobile phone apps for trains and buses, and improved security with the introduction of police on public transport.

There have also been more than 500,000 Opal cards issued as the rollout of Opal continues.

 

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