Bus services in Castle Hill are set for a boost with introduction of 105 additional weekly bus services for customers starting from 7 November.
Member for Castle Hill Ray Williams said the additional services will give customers more choices when planning their bus trip, especially at shoulder morning and afternoon peak periods, meaning passenger loads will be spread more evenly.
“There has been unprecedented customer growth across the Hills District and it’s essential that we continue to provide additional capacity in areas where it is needed most,” Mr Williams said.
“By giving people additional services and more options we’re providing better travel opportunities to key employment and education hubs while the government forges ahead with building the world-class Sydney Metro
Northwest, which will provide another great option for customers when completed in 2019.”
Additional weekly Castle Hill bus services include:
602X Rouse Hill to North Sydney via T-way and M2 25 Morning and afternoon peak periods (weekday)
607X Rouse Hill to City via T-way and M2 15 Morning peak periods (weekday)
615X North Kellyville to City via Kellyville, Baulkham Hills and M2 20 Morning and afternoon peak periods (weekday)
627 Castle Hill to Chatswood via Baulkham Hills, M2 and Lane Cove 45 Morning and afternoon peak periods (weekday)
Customers are also advised to plan ahead with minor changes to weekend departure times for some Hills District bus routes, commencing from Saturday 12 November.
“We’re doing everything we can to alert customers of these new service changes and my advice is to plan ahead now and check your journeys in advance,” Mr Williams said.
Customers can go online and use the trip planner at transportnsw.info to plan ahead.
They can also plan trips by downloading real-time transport apps, and customers can receive bus service updates for their area by following the new Transport Info Twitter handle @BusesNorthWest. Alternatively, they can call 131 500.
Since March 2011, the NSW Government has introduced more than 16,100 extra weekly public transport services and there’s more on the way.