On demand bus trial launched


Eight trials of on demand bus services will allow you to book transport from or near your home to a local transport hub or other locations in NSW

On demand bus trial launched
Macquarie Park will one of the first areas with an on demand bus service to transport workers living within 15 kilometres of the precinct starting in early next year

 

New South Wales Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance says the trials were a first forthe state and will transform the daily commute for people across Sydney and in regional areas.

"This trial is just the start of our transport future in NSW. Imagine not having to check a timetable because you know your service will be there when and where you need it," he says.

Macquarie Park will one of the first areas with a service to transport workers living within 15 kilometres of the precinct starting in early next year. Run by Keolis Downer; it will use a fleet of eight mini vans, six mini buses and one wheelchair accessible vehicle on weekdays.

Ryde MP Victor Dominello says the service would boost capacity for people living in the region ahead of the start of Sydney Metro Northwest in 2019.

"This will encourage more people out of their cars and onto public transport, and will bring extra services to this rapidly growing employment precinct," he says.

Customers will be able to book online, by phone or via an app.

Other areas included in the first roll out of on demand trials will be in Bankstown; Edmondson Park; The Northern Beaches; Manly and Eastern Suburbs; Wetherill Park and Greystanes as well as Woy Woy on the Central Coast.

Transport for NSW will use data from the trials to plan future public transport improvements across all areas of Sydney. 

All pilots in this trial will provide a standalone service that will not affect any existing local bus services.

Each trial will have its own pricing scheme ranging from $2.60 to $5.60 for a standard trip.

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