Transport for NSW Coordinator General Marg Prendergast today unveiled a sneak peak of a new campaign that encourages customers to plan ahead for transport changes as the railway between Epping and Chatswood is upgraded for the new Sydney Metro Northwest from 30 September.
On 2 September, customers will be able to plan ahead using the online Trip Planner on transportnsw.info and prepare for the new Station Link service that will operate for around seven months.
“We’re launching the online trip planner one month before we temporarily close the Epping to Chatswood rail line to give customers plenty of time to plan for any changes to their regular journey,” Ms Prendergast said.
“Customers travelling in and around the Macquarie Park precinct will have access to the brand new pink Station Link buses that will connect customers from stations between Epping and Chatswood during the upgrade with a service every six minutes during the peak – providing more than 110 services per hour in the busiest parts of the day.
Iconic former SBS news presenter Lee Lin Chin was chosen to front the Station Link campaign as a respected independent voice to raise awareness of upcoming disruption, and help customers plan ahead.
Road improvements will be completed ahead of 30 September to support the upgrade of the Epping to Chatswood rail line including around 580m of new bus lanes, bus priority at intersections, adjustments to lanes, medians, traffic islands, traffic lights, footpaths, drainage, utilities and road pavements.
Local residents, employees and students travelling into the Macquarie Park area can also take advantage of KeoRide public transport services that operate on an ‘On Demand’ basis, as well as an increase to local bus services.
Some train services will be adjusted to allow for the temporary closure of Macquarie University, Macquarie Park, and North Ryde Stations from 30 September.
The new campaign will feature in online video, cinema, radio and on outdoor advertising.
Visit the Station Link page for more information.