Key Sydney busway reopens after tram works
The dedicated busway on Anzac Parade along one of Sydney’s busiest corridors has reopened, helping speed up travel times for bus passengers.
Thousands of bus commuters from Sydney’s south east will benefit, now that construction is complete on the foundations for the new light rail track, allowing the Moore Park busway to reopen for express bus services.
“I am pleased to get the busway at Moore Park is back open and operating around the light rail construction, giving commuters and drivers some relief from congestion on the way to and from the CBD,” transport minister Andrew Constance says. “Effectively, this will mean 170 buses are moved from general traffic on Anzac Parade, back on to the dedicated busway during the peaks while still allowing us to build the light rail.
“We know that constructing this once-in-a-generation public transport project means disruption for drivers and commuters, but we are committed to keeping Sydney moving as best we can.”
Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith says commuters have responded well to the changed traffic conditions and the reopening of the key bus lane will help to ease the pressure.
“I want to thank commuters for adjusting their travel times and for their patience over the past year,” he says.
“We know bus customers and road users have had to factor extra travel time into their day while construction is underway and diversions are in place and getting the busway back up and running offers some respite.”
The South East Light Rail Project will reintroduce the people of Sydney to trams, giving them a whole new mode of public transport with turn-up-and-go public transport with services every four minutes between the CBD and Moore Park and every eight minutes to and from Randwick and Kingsford.