Rapid transit for Sydney

Northern Beaches bus travel moves into the fast lane with major investment in Sydney

A fleet of double decker buses will run at least every 10 minutes during the day from new bus stops between Mona Vale and Sydney’s CBD.

About 480 additional weekly bus services will be also added between February and October next year to address the immediate need for bus improved services, it has been announced this week.

"The New South Wales Government will now start the consultation process with the community and businesses on the preferred locations of some of the B-Line stops and commuter car parks along the 27 kilometre route," NSW minister for transport and infrastructure Andrew Constance says.

A fleet of brand-new double decker buses will be commissioned and the project will include nine modern bus stops at Mona Vale, Warriewood, Narrabeen, Collaroy, Dee Why, Brookvale, Manly Vale, Mosman and Neutral Bay with real-time information, seating and weather protection.

 "The B-Line will transform bus travel on the Northern Beaches and, in just two years, customers will be able to rip up their timetable and catch a bus at least every 10 minutes," Constance says.

"New double decker buses will have plenty of comfortable seats, architecturally designed B-Line stops will include modern facilities and real-time service information, and customers will be encouraged to park and ride with about 900 new commuter parking spaces."

Six new commuter car parks at Mona Vale, Warriewood, Narrabeen, Dee Why, Brookvale and Manly Vale providing will also be added, providing about 900 spaces.

New bus lanes and bus bays will be constructed and minor lane widening and other road improvements to support bus services will be carried out.

Services on the new 27 kilometre bus rapid transit network called B-Line should be up and running by late 2017.

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