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NSW BUDGET SCHEDULES NEW WEEKLY BUS SERVICES

Wednesday, 06 June 2018

More than 2,000 extra weekly bus services will be rolled out across NSW in the next 12 months, with customers living in Lane Cove and the Northern Beaches among the biggest beneficiaries.

Member for Lane Cove, Anthony Roberts, has confirmed the increased services will be part of  the $1.5 billion investment for bus services throughout NSW, including regional and metropolitan bus services, school services and financing of new and replacement buses.

“It is the NSW Government’s strong economic management which is allowing us to provide people with the services they need and deserve,” Mr Roberts said.

“These extra bus services demonstrate once again that this is a Budget which puts people first and delivers for the community.”

“NSW Budget 2018 includes a $15.6 million boost to the Growth Services Program which will provide the extra buses and services where people need them the most.”

“As well as delivering thousands of extra services we are also purchasing more than 30 new buses and over 400 replacement buses this year, with around 20 of these new buses to cater for the increased demand in school services across the State,” NSW Transport Minister, Andrew Constance said.

“Bus commuters are in for the ride of their lives,” said Mr Roberts.

New timetables will see:

  • More than 1,000 extra weekly services to the Northern Beaches to improve access to the hospital
  • An extra 60 weekly services from Sydney Olympic Park to Chatswood, via Wentworth Point
  • An extra 110 services an hour between Epping and Chatswood – at least every six minutes during the peak
  • More than 600 extra services across Lane Cove, North Ryde, West Ryde and the eastern suburbs

“Get aboard for a smoother, more reliable bus commute,” concluded Mr Roberts.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet will bring down the NSW Budget on June 19.

Media Contact: Christopher Sullivan 9817 4757