From this Sunday, 5 December, a new and improved integrated transport network will be introduced for customers in Sydney’s southeast.
Changes to bus routes and timetables in the southeast will provide much-needed capacity for customers, while supporting existing and emerging travel patterns.
Transport for NSW Chief Operations Officer, Howard Collins, said the network changes would deliver more integrated, frequent, and reliable transport services for customers.
“These changes will make getting around the southeast simpler for customers and provide more frequent services and better connections to key destinations,” Mr Collins said.
Adjustments to the network were made following an extended period of community consultation that gave the public an opportunity to provide submissions and comments on the proposed changes.
Mr Collins said commuters could look forward to enjoying the benefits of the new transport network from Sunday morning.
“Through the entire consultation process, we listened to residents and have made some adjustments to make sure the network provides them with frequent services.
“Complementing these bus services, the light rail has changed how customers in the southeast travel into and out of the CBD, with over 3,600 modern, turn-up-and-go services each week.
“These improvements will make sure our customers get the most out of bus, light rail, train, and ferry services across the area.”
For customers, the benefits of the new plan include:
- Improved all-day service frequencies – with many local bus routes operating at improved frequencies, especially during the off peak, evenings, and weekends;
- Improving integration with light rail, train, and ferry services as part of an integrated transport network;
- Enhancements to services in Green Square/Waterloo/Zetland – five all-day frequent network routes serving the precinct (routes 304, 309, 343, 370 and 392) and improvements to other services with improved connectivity between bus and train services at Green Square Station;
- An expanded overnight network – with more bus routes operating 24/7;
- Improved service reliability and capacity – with more accurate timetables and extra capacity;
- Retained and improved peak express services to and from the CBD with extended operating hours and more consistent frequencies to maintain direct city services on the busiest routes.
Customers can access a detailed summary of the new network at www.mysydney.nsw.gov.au/South_East_Bus_Changes.
From Sunday 5 December, there will also be minor timetable changes for F2, F4, and F6 ferry services as well as for existing bus services in Sydney’s inner west and lower north shore.
These minor timetable adjustments will improve ferry service reliability.
Minor changes to bus services will help maintain connections with ferry services at Taronga Zoo (Route 238), McMahons Point (Routes 254, 269, and 291), and Balmain East (Route 442).
Customers can now plan their trip in advance and download new timetables at www.transportnsw.info