Bus customers across North West and Western Sydney should plan their trips ahead of improvements to the bus network which will see more than 2,000 additional weekly services added to timetables from this Sunday 18 April.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the changes were about providing customers with new and improved services, with more options across the entire day.
“From this Sunday, customers will get more bus services, more frequently, and better connections to other public transport modes, providing for a more integrated and expanded transport network,” the spokesperson said.
“As with any changes we make to the network, travel patterns for some may change so we urge all customers to plan their trips in advance at transportnsw.info.”
Suburbs to benefit from the improvements include Pitt Town, McGraths Hill, Box Hill, Rouse Hill, Riverstone, Schofields, Marsden Park, Mt Druitt, Erskine Park, St Clair, St Marys, Werrington, Jordan Springs, Penrith, Wetherill Park, Prairiewood, Smithfield, Fairfield and Bonnyrigg.
To support the improvements, there will also be minor adjustments to some school and regular services.
Customers have been informed in advance through a wide range of channels including social media, transportnsw.info, trip planning apps, local paper advertising and posters on board buses and at impacted bus stops. Schools have also been notified of the changes.
Since March 2011, the NSW Government has added more than 55,000 extra weekly public transport services.
For further information about all of the changes, customers should visit transportnsw.info
KEY SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS
North West Sydney
Route 672 (Pitt Town – Windsor): Over 70 additional weekly services
Route 740 (Box Hill – Rouse Hill): New route, over 320 new weekly services
Route 741 (Box Hill – Riverstone): Over 230 additional weekly services, including new off peak, evening and weekend services
Route 746 (Riverstone – Rouse Hill via Box Hill): Over 140 additional weekly services, including new weekend services
Route 747 (Mt Druitt – Rouse Hill via Plumpton, Marsden Park and Riverstone) – Over 60 additional weekly services and route extended to Mt Druitt
Route 748 (Marsden Park – Rouse Hill via Schofields and Tallawong stations) – New route, around 600 new weekly services
Route 775 (St Marys – Mt Druitt via St Clair and Erskine Park) – Over 170 additional weekly services
Route 776 (St Marys – Mt Druitt via St Clair) – Over 170 additional weekly services
Route 783 (Penrith – Werrington station via Jordan Springs) – 50 additional weekly services, route extended to Werrington station
Route 810X (Pemulwuy – Parramatta) – Over 40 additional weekly services
Route 813 (Western Sydney Parklands – Fairfield via Prairiewood) – 50 additional weekly services
Route 824 (Parramatta – Westmead via South Wentworthville) – Over 440 new weekly services