B-Line bus contract awarded

The contract to deliver several major infrastructure projects as part of Sydney’s new B-Line bus service has been awarded to Fulton Hogan Construction

B-Line bus contract awarded
The Northern Beaches B-Line will be serviced by a fleet of 38 double decker buses

New South Wales (NSW) Premier Mike Baird says Fulton Hogan Construction had been given the green light to deliver new commuter carparks, bus stops and road improvements.

"We are taking action to deliver a more reliable and more comfortable bus service for people commuting between the northern beaches and the Sydney CBD," he says.

"We are on track to deliver the most convenient public transport option the northern beaches has ever had, and this complements our recent announcement for the contract to deliver 38 brand new double-deck buses."

Fulton Hogan Construction will be responsible for delivering new commuter carparks at Mona Vale, Warriewood, Narrabeen and Manly Vale, creating more than 900 new spaces where customers will be able to drop off their car and link with B-Line bus services.

The company will also deliver 18 new bus stops along the B-Line route at Mona Vale, Warriewood, Narrabeen, Collaroy, Dee Why, Brookvale, Manly Vale, Spit Junction and Neutral Bay. The new bus stops will include improve facilities for customers and feature real-time service information for passengers.

There are a number of road improvements planned for the B-Line route including new bus bays, minor lane widening and new signals at certain intersections.

Some of these will be completed before the first B-Line services roll out in late 2017 with all of the work completed by 2019.

The Northern Beaches B-Line will be serviced by a fleet of 38 double decker buses, with features including seating with more leg room and charging stations for mobile devices. Turn-up-and-go services will run at least every 10 minutes across the week, with services arriving every five minutes in peak times.

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