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Member for Castle Hill, Ray Williams urged Castle Hill bus customers to plan their journey in advance ahead of major CBD bus changes that take effect from this Sunday 4 October.

Sydney’s bus network is being redesigned to combat congestion in the CBD and prepare for construction of Sydney’s new light rail line.

“We are embarking on the biggest change to CBD bus routes in a generation so it’s important that people plan their journey in advance to avoid any confusion,” Mr Williams said.

Castle Hill bus routes that will change as a result of the network redesign are:

 Routes M61, 607X, 610, 610X, 617X and 618 will operate to and from the QVB and no longer operate to Railway Square

 Routes 613X, 614X, 615X and 616X will terminate at York and Market streets and will commence from Clarence and King streets and no longer operate to Railway Square

 Routes 621, 651 and 652X will operate to Kent Street on the western side of the CBD, and no longer operate via the Cahill Expressway, Bridge Street or Castlereagh Street.

“Of course old habits die hard and it’s inevitable that there will be some teething problems while these changes bed in with everyone,” Mr Williams said.

“That’s why we will be monitoring the network closely so we can make improvements where necessary, before we begin to close sections of George Street for light rail construction.

“For any Castle Hill bus customers travelling to and from the city, my advice is to start planning your trips now,” Mr Williams said.

“We worked extremely hard to prepare Castle Hill customers for this change but there’s plenty more work to do. Over the coming weeks, we will be just as focused on helping commuters get used to the changes to keep our city moving.”