New South Wales will see an in­crease in bus ser­vices as part of the sin­gle largest trans­for­ma­tion of pub­lic trans­port in Syd­ney, with an ad­di­tional 8600 new weekly train, bus and ferry ser­vices an­nounced

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New South Wales will see an in­crease in bus ser­vices as part of the sin­gle largest trans­for­ma­tion of pub­lic trans­port in Syd­ney, with an ad­di­tional 8600 new weekly train, bus and ferry ser­vices an­nounced.

Of the 8600 new ser­vices, about 7000 will be for bus, with 1500 for train and 140 for ferry.

“We have pri­ori­tised pub­lic trans­port in­vest­ment with more than $1.5 bil­lon go­ing into the rail net­work and have pur­chased more trains, buses and fer­ries,” NSW Premier Gla­dys Bere­jik­lian says.

Places like the North­ern Beaches will have a re­designed bus net­work with 3200 ex­tra weekly ser­vices, in­clud­ing more than 2000 ad­di­tional weekly ser­vices on the brand-new B-Line. Ex­tra weekly bus ser­vices are also be­ing in­tro­duced on routes in the Macarthur and Hills Districts, In­ner West, East­ern Sub­urbs, Lower North Shore and North­ern Sub­urbs.

“It is the big­gest change we have ex­pe­ri­enced and it’s taken a mam­moth ef­fort to get to this point,” Min­is­ter for Trans­port and In­fra­struc­ture An­drew Con­stance says.

To help pre­pare for the tran­si­tion, com­muters were

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