Service changes for Sydney

Changes to Western Sydney Busways services will make PT an option for more residents

Bus services in Blacktown, Penrith and Hawkesbury will be shaken up following a major network review in metropolitan Sydney.

All Busways Western Sydney timetables will change from November 29 and patrons are advised to be prepared.

"Much of the change that we will see from November is taking place to better meet the needs of bus customers now and into the future," a Transport for NSW (TfNSW) spokesperson says.

"It’s important people plan their trips in advance as they may find that bus departure times have altered or different routes will be operating in their area."

An entirely new bus network to the south of the train line between Blacktown and Mount Druitt has been designed to create a simpler, more direct and consistent bus service for customers.

A new route 728 and a revised route 729 will be introduced to replace a whole swathe of disparate services in the area.

These new routes are designed to give bus users more direct links to employment, shopping and services at Blacktown and Mount Druitt.

While the new routes retain important links to railway stations, shops and services, some may need to walk a little further to reach bus stops on the new or altered routes.

More than 480 additional weekly bus services were introduced for Blacktown and Mount Druitt earlier this year as part of the NSW Government’s Growth Bus Program.

Routes on some school bus services, predominantly in the Hawkesbury, Richmond and Penrith areas, will also be altered to improve service levels in line with current demand.

Busways will be distributing information brochures to residents in areas where bus routes are changing and setting up information stalls at major bus interchanges this month.

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