Public transport trials in parts of Sydney and the Central Coast will allow customers to book transport from or near their home to a local transport hub or landmark.
Areas included in the first series of trials
- Bankstown: An on demand bus service for visitors, patients and employees of Bankstown Hospital that operates 18 hours a day.
- Edmondson Park: A service to pick customers up from home or nearby location and drop them at the train station.
- Manly: A service to pick customers up at home or a nearby location and take them to ferries at Manly.
- Northern Beaches: A service that connects customers from Palm Beach to North Narrabeen to bus stops on the Northern Beaches B-Line.
- Sutherland Shire: A service to pick customers up from home or a nearby location in Jannali West, Sylvania, Caringbah and Gymea and take them to transport hubs or local shops.
- Eastern Suburbs: A service to pick customers up at home or a nearby location and take them to Edgecliff and Bondi Junction stations or Rose Bay wharves.
- Wetherill Park and Greystanes: A service to connect employment precincts to T-Way interchanges.
- Central Coast: A service to take customers to Woy Woy station from locations on the Woy Woy peninsula.
Macquarie Park will use mini-buses and mini-vans during the trial to transport workers living within 15 kilometres of the precinct from early 2018.
Standard trips for the on-demand service will range from $2.60 to $5.60, and customers will be able to book online, by phone or via an app.
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said the trials would transform the daily commute for people across Sydney.
“We have on-demand movies, on-demand food, and finally – NSW will have on-demand transport,” Mr Constance said
Transport for NSW will use data from the trials to plan future public transport improvements across all areas of Sydney.