More than 8600 new weekly public transport services will commence at the end of this month in New South Wales
More than 8600 new weekly public transport services will start at the end of this month in New South Wales.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says this is a ground-breaking moment for public transport that will transform the state’s network.
“We are giving thousands of customers an early Christmas present this year with more services and better connections between modes to help them get to where they need to go,” Berejiklian says.
“This will mark the biggest ever change to our transport network and means that we have added 27,000 additional weekly transport services since 2011.”
Almost 7000 new weekly bus services on routes serving the Northern Beaches, Eastern Suburbs, Inner West, Lower North Shore and Northern Suburbs, Macarthur and Hills Districts will be added.
It also includes more than 1500 new weekly train services across the network, of which 750 are weekend services.
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance says an information campaign will start from today to help customers gear up for the improvements and plan their new commutes.
“We have better aligned bus services to connect with trains services, we have added new routes, improved existing routes, reduced journey times and ultimately maximised the network to meet the growing demand,” he says.
“We are going to make sure everyone knows these timetable changes are coming so customers can expect to see extensive advertising with plenty of information and announcements at stations, ferry wharves and on buses across the public transport network.
“Demand for public transport is going through the roof. In addition to game- changing projects like Sydney Metro, we are giving customers what they need on the existing public transport network with more services, more often.”
These measures are part of the NSW Government’s $1.5 billion More Trains, More Services program.
“We are giving thousands of customers an early Christmas present this year with more services and better connections”
Above: Just shy of 7000 new weekly bus services will be added to the New South Wales network next month