FASTER BONDI TO SYD­NEY SER­VICE

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IM­PROVED BUS FRE­QUENCY be­tween Bondi Beach and Cir­cu­lar Quay in Syd­ney will see rapid 333 ‘bendy buses’ at stops every three min­utes to ease con­ges­tion, the NSW State Gov­ern­ment an­nounced.

Touted as one of Aus­tralia’s most fre­quent bus ser­vices be­tween two of the coun­try’s most fa­mous land­marks, the ‘bridge to the beach’ ar­tic­u­lated bus ser­vice – start­ing late Septem­ber, 2018 – will run as of­ten as every three min­utes dur­ing peak week­day pe­ri­ods and then every six min­utes dur­ing the day and every 10 min­utes at night, seven days a week out­side week­day peaks, State Tran­sit states.

The overnight 333N (Nightride) bus will op­er­ate all-stops be­tween the City and North Bondi, mak­ing it eas­ier to get home, it’s claimed.

NSW Trans­port Min­is­ter An­drew Con­stance said, “This turn-up and go bus will [be] one of the most fre­quent trans­port ser­vices op­er­at­ing in Aus­tralia, mak­ing it even eas­ier for peo­ple to get be­tween two of our most pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tions.”

“It will en­able more than 1,000 ex­tra cus­tomers to get on a bus along Bondi Road dur­ing the morn­ing peak alone. We will also boost ca­pac­ity by 10,000 on the week­ends for fam­i­lies and tourists vis­it­ing Bondi Beach.”

“We will de­liver this im­proved ser­vice for peo­ple of Syd­ney’s Eastern Sub­urbs with our ex­ist­ing fleet of bendy-buses, which saves tax­pay­ers both time and money, and gives com­muters another rea­son to leave the car at home.”

Mem­ber for Coogee Bruce Not­leySmith agreed both lo­cals and tourists will ben­e­fit from the changes.

“This is great for the Coogee elec­torate. It’s more than a turn up and go ser­vice, it’ll be a turn up and get on that puts an end to com­muters along Bondi Road be­ing forced to watch buses go by full,” Not­ley-Smith added.

Changes will be made to other routes in the east, with im­prove­ments to re­li­a­bil­ity and ser­vice fre­quen­cies dur­ing off peak, evenings and week­ends, it’s claimed.

Im­proved ser­vice de­liv­ery will re­place four routes that cur­rently op­er­ate to Bondi Junc­tion - the 382, X79 and X84 from North Bondi and 361 from Ta­ma­rama. The en­hanced ser­vices will also see route changes for the L24, 380 and 381.

The ser­vice changes will com­mence on Sun­day 23 Septem­ber, 2018.

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