All change for Ep­ping trans­port

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Frus­trated com­muters liv­ing in Ep­ping have been promised im­proved train and bus ser­vices from the end of Novem­ber.

Mem­ber for Ep­ping Damien Tude­hope said the move is to make sure new ser­vices align with a new train timetable and to make it eas­ier for peo­ple to trans­fer be­tween dif­fer­ent modes of trans­port.

Part of the NSW Gov­ern­ment’s $1.5 bil­lion More Trains, More ser­vices pro­gram, meant to fea­ture more ser­vices, im­proved in­fra­struc­ture and 24 new eight car­riage trains, the main im­prove­ments in­clude:

Trains

• Ex­tra ser­vices on the T1 North­ern Line for cus­tomers trav­el­ling from Hornsby to the CBD via North Ryde late at night, pro­vid­ing trains ev­ery 15 min­utes on aver­age in­stead of ev­ery 30 min­utes, • Dou­bling trains on the T1 North­ern Line late at night be­tween Ep­ping and Syd­ney CBD via Strath­field, again with a train ev­ery 15 min­utes in­stead of ev­ery 30,

• Dou­bling di­rect ser­vices on the T1 North­ern Line to the CBD be­tween Hornsby and North Ryde via Mac­quarie Park on week­ends,

• Dou­bling fre­quency be­tween Ep­ping and Cen­tral via Strath­field on week­ends with an ex­tra two ser­vices ev­ery hour.

Buses

• 10 ad­di­tional weekly ser­vices on route 630 be­tween Black­town and Ep­ping. This route will also be changed to op­er­ate to and from Ep­ping only, with trans­fer re­quired to bus or train ser­vices for travel to Mac­quarie Park,

• 10 more weekly ser­vices on route 621 from Cher­ry­brook to Mac­quarie Park dur­ing the morn­ing peak, • An ad­di­tional five weekly ser­vices on route 620N from Du­ral to the City in the morn­ing peak.

A Trans­port for NSW spokesman said that changes to bus, ferry and rail timeta­bles may re­sult in some mi­nor changes to ex­ist­ing timeta­bles to pro­vide bet­ter con­nec­tions to other ser­vices. Cus­tomers should plan their jour­ney ahead by vis­it­ing www.trans­portnsw.info, us­ing the trip plan­ning apps on their mo­bile de­vices or phon­ing the Trans­port Info Line on 131 500.

Has it helped?

Once un­der­way, the Monthly Chronicle wants to hear from com­muters about whether the im­proved and ex­tra ser­vices have made a dif­fer­ence to their daily com­mute. Email: jenny.bar­lass@month­ly­chron­i­cle.com.au

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