Early work on the new cus­tom-built bus sta­tion at Spit Junc­tion started re­cently

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Early work on the new cus­tom-built bus sta­tion at Spit Junc­tion started re­cently, with work­ers de­mol­ish­ing the old cin­ema build­ing on the cor­ner of Spit Junc­tion and Clif­ford Street to make way for the com­plex in Syd­ney.

New B-Line dou­ble decker buses will hit the road later this year, de­liv­er­ing more re­li­able and fre­quent ser­vices to bus pas­sen­gers trav­el­ling be­tween the North­ern Beaches and the CBD.

“This new turn-up-andgo ser­vice will mean a bus ev­ery five min­utes dur­ing the peak pe­ri­ods in the peak di­rec­tion, and ev­ery 10 min­utes dur­ing other times of the day,” a Trans­port for NSW spokesper­son says.

Once com­plete, bus users on the Lower North Shore will be able to catch a new B-Line ser­vice from stops at Spit Junc­tion and Neu­tral Bay.

“We’re build­ing a new B-Line bus stop at the site of the for­mer Greater Union cin­ema com­plex at Spit Junc­tion.

“A new in­dented bus bay will sup­port both B-Line and reg­u­lar ser­vices, help­ing to re­duce con­ges­tion on Mil­i­tary Road by al­low­ing buses to pickup and drop-off pas­sen­gers with­out im­ped­ing other traf­fic.

The site will also in­clude a new pedes­trian plaza and early works are ex­pected to take around eight weeks to com­plete.

Site es­tab­lish­ment will in­clude the re­moval of the build­ing’s façade and ex­ter­nal awnings, the in­stal­la­tion of hoard­ings and scaf­fold­ing along Spit Road and Clif­ford Street.

To en­sure the safety of the com­mu­nity and to help re­duce the im­pact on driv­ers, some work will take place out of hours be­tween 7pm and 6am.

Af­fected lo­cal res­i­dents and busi­nesses will be no­ti­fied prior to the ma­jor de­mo­li­tion work com­menc­ing while traf­fic con­trollers will be on hand to as­sist driv­ers and pedes­tri­ans.

Be­low: New dou­ble-decker buses will hit Syd­ney roads later this year

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