Bus boost for Sydney

Plans to improve bus journey times and service reliability ahead of the implementation of the new B-Line services are starting to take shape in Sydney

Bus boost for Sydney
The B-Line bus service will stop at new citybound and outbound bus stops in Neutral Bay

New South Wales member for North Shore Jillian Skinner says bus services between the Northern Beaches and the Sydney CBD will become much more efficient once the new B-line services are in place.

"Customers will soon be able to catch a new B-Line bus every five minutes in the busy morning and afternoon peak, in the peak direction, and every 10 minutes at other times of the day, including weekends," she says.

"The B-Line bus service will stop at new citybound and outbound bus stops located on Military Road near Wycombe Road in Neutral Bay and on Spit Road near Clifford Street in Mosman.

Road improvements between Spit Junction and Neutral Bay, including new bus bays, new turning lanes, new and extended traffic flow lanes, new traffic lights and widening sections of the road are planned.

"Transport for NSW purchased the former cinema building at 7-11 Spit Road. The plan is to remove the existing building and use the site for B-Line and local bus stops, including constructing a bus bay that requires closing Clifford Street," Skinner says.

"There’s also a proposal to partially close Cabramatta Road, which will prevent traffic from turning left on to Military Road, helping to ease congestion."

All submissions must be made in writing and received by February 1. Detailed information on the draft plan and information on how to submit can be found on the Transport for New South Wales website.

If planning approval is granted, construction of the proposed works is expected to start in the second quarter of this year and continue through to late 2018.

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