Green dots will be removed from all modes of public transport from Saturday 30 April.
Transport for NSW Chief Operations Officer Howard Collins said as many restrictions across the state had eased, capacity on public transport will be able to return to pre-COVID levels, with COVIDSafe measures continuing including mask wearing, to keep customers safe while travelling.
“I want to thank all our customers for planning ahead, masking up and getting vaccinated so we are able to remove the green dots and get more people back on the network,” Mr Collins said.
“More than three million physical distancing dots showed customers the best places to sit and stand for almost two years, and it’s great we can start allowing more people to climb aboard.
From 30 April, a Waratah train will now be able to carry 150 customers per carriage, up from 122, a typical two-door bus will be able to carry 64 customers, up from 48, a L2 lightrail will now be able to carry 231 customers per carriage up from 156 and an Emerald ferry will be able to carry 400 customers, up from 300.
Mr Collins said the COVIDSafe Transport Plan remains in place, including mandatory face masks when using the network, extensive cleaning and the ability to check capacity on services before boarding at stations, stops and wharves.
“Thank you to the customers who have worked with us and helped keep our staff COVID safe during this challenging time – please continue to show our dedicated frontliners your respect and understanding.”
Customers are still asked to plan ahead, you must wear a mask and if you are feeling unwell, please don’t use public transport, stay home and get tested.
Customers can plan their journey ahead by visiting transportnsw.info.