NEW BUS SERVICES KEEP ROLLING OUT IN WESTERN SYDNEY
Written on the 17 May 2017 by Kevin Conolly
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly today announced that even more new bus services are coming to new urban release areas in Western Sydney under NSW Government plans to add services when and where they are needed.
"Just five months in, 2017 has already proven to be a boom year for bus services across Western Sydney," Mr Conolly said.
"In February, 1,100 of the 1,800 new weekly bus journeys per week rolled out under the Growth Services Program were added to new release areas in Western Sydney, in recognition of the area's growing importance as a place to live and work.
"But we haven't stopped there. From 29 May, there will be 35 new weekly services added to two growing routes, along with extensions to existing routes that will provide more options for commuters,' said Mr Conolly.
The following two services will have their routes extended:
The existing Route T72 service between Blacktown and Quakers Hill will be extended to Rouse Hill Town Centre via Alex Avenue and Schofields Road. In addition to providing bus services to new residents in the Alex Avenue area, it will provide Quakers Hill residents around Bali Drive and Walker Street with a direct link to Rouse Hill Town Centre.
Route T74 between Blacktown and Riverstone is being altered to operate along Hambledon Road instead of Ridgeline Drive at The Ponds, giving residents in these areas more access to bus services, and to The Ponds High School.
The following service will have additional services on the existing route:
Another 15 services each week will be added to Route 740 between Plumpton and Macquarie Park via Quakers Hill and Stanhope Gardens in response to Macquarie Park's increasing popularity as an educational, retail and employment hub.
The following service will have the route extended and will also have additional services on the existing route:
We will be adding an extra 20 weekday services to Route 751 between Blacktown and Colebee and extending the route to Marsden Park Industrial Area, creating better access to expanding retail and employment activities.
"These changes reflect the ongoing growth in Western Sydney and provide services that keep pace with that growth," said Mr Conolly.
Author: Kevin Conolly
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