Commuters across Greater Sydney and the Ilawarra will benefit from almost 400 new bus services following the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government’s investment to provide communities with more travel choices.
Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney David Elliott visited the Chatswood Bus Interchange today with the Member for Willoughby, Tim James, to announce the new weekday 113 bus service from Chatswood to Royal North Shore Hospital.
“These services will benefit commuters right across the Greater Sydney region from Chatswood, St Leonards and Ryde to Quakers Hill, Nirimba Fields and West Dapto – with some areas receiving a weekend timetable for the first time,” Mr Elliott said.
“As the population grows across Greater Sydney it is important we listen to local communities to improve and refine the bus network to deliver a system that offers a seamless travelling experience between all modes.
“As a result of feedback from commuters, the NSW Government will introduce new weekend and additional weekday services, a new bus route for people wanting to travel to the Royal North Shore Hospital as well as a new school service.”
Mr James said residents in his electorate deserved a public transport system that made it easy for commuters to be able to travel to and from health appointments, businesses, work and school.
“I am delighted that this government has listened to the local community and has introduced a brand new bus route, 113, which will see 70 additional weekly services for the area,” Mr James said.
“As from today (Monday 12 December), commuters will now be able to travel between Chatswood and Royal North Shore Hospital in St Leonards.
Primary and high school students in western Sydney started term 4 with a brand new service in Nirimba Fields, commuters in West Dapto had new services introduced in mid Novermber while other services in Ryde will start next month.
The 378 new services include:
- 198 extra weekly services in West Dapto which will provide an hourly service connecting Kembla Grange Estate to Dapto via Wongawilli;
- 110 additional weekend services in the Ryde area on four bus routes (513, 523, 524 and 544), starting in January 2023 - this will be the first time some of these areas have had a weekend service;
- 70 additional weekly services on a new route (113) in Sydney’s north, starting today, which will enable commuters to travel between Chatswood and Royal North Shore Hospital in St Leonards.
- A new school service for Hambledon Primary School and Quakers Hill High School students living in Nirimba Fields. The new dedicated school service has been operating since the beginning of term 4 this year.
Since 2011, the NSW Government has introduced close to 47,000 extra bus services in Greater Sydney and outer metropolitan areas.
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