Elliott Praises Public Transport Additions In Hills

Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott has praised the NSW Government’s commitment to public transport in the Hills after another 65 bus services were added this week.

 Mr Elliott said the increase in bus services was a demonstration of how the Government is getting on with the job of delivering public transport solutions for Sydney’s North West.

 “These extra bus services will ensure that Hills residents have more services to the city with an increased capacity,” Mr Elliott said.

 “With bus patronage in the Hills up by 16 percent over the last year, it is reassuring that the Government is taking steps to improve public transport accessibility in the North West.

 “Combine this with the North West Rail Link, which is on time and on budget, and we are seeing real solutions being delivered for commuters.”

 From this week, the extra bus services include 17 services between the City and Castle Hill on Route 610X, with these services extending later in the evening. Hills customers will also have 48 extra weekend services to the City on Route 607X.

 New double decker buses are also proving popular in the North West, both in peak and non-peak periods.

 As part of the Growth Buses Program, the Government has also committed more than $90 million this year to fund over 200 new buses in 2013-14, including 65 new buses for Western Sydney and 22 in the north west region.