New bus and ferry timetables to deliver 1700 extra weekly services

Published 24th September, 2013 in Transport

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian has announced the new bus and ferry timetables will deliver more than 1700 extra weekly services for public transport customers.

The timetables begin on 20 October, the same day as new train timetables which will deliver more than 1000 extra rail services each week.

"The 20 October customer timetable will be the first integrated timetable delivered by the new integrated transport authority, Transport for NSW," Ms Berejiklian said.

"In the past timetables for different modes were drawn up independently, meaning little consideration was given to all important connections between modes and how different modes could work together to carry out the transport task.

"'This timetable aims to ensure bus, train and ferry services align, with new services introduced to ensure public transport services are available when and where people need them and I encourage everyone to see how the changes will affect them."

The timetables include:

  • More than 1700 extra bus services a week in total including 800 in the peaks;
  • More than 1200 extra weekly bus services for Western Sydney, 40 for Campbelltown, 429 for the Inner West, 119 for the North Shore and Northern Suburbs, 30 for Newcastle and 30 for the Illawarra;
  • Six new bus routes benefiting Blacktown, Penrith, Fairfield, Burwood and Dulwich Hill;
  • 55 extra weekly ferry services including ferry routes with new consistent stopping patterns and longer hours of operation to better match demand;
  • More frequent ferry services to cater for demand at Abbotsford, Cabarita, Balmain, Darling Harbour, Cremorne Point, Mosman Bay, Double Bay and Rose Bay and faster trips for many on the Parramatta River;
  • Extra ferry services stopping along the Parramatta River, with even more services provided on Sunday when demand is at its highest.

Information about the new timetables is available at 131500 Transport Infoline - new timetables.

Published 24th September, 2013 in Transport