Bus customers in the Hills District will benefit from an extra 128 weekly services from today, Monday May 18, giving commuters greater frequency and more weekend travel options, Hills MPs David Elliott and Ray Williams said today.
“From today, Hillsbus customers will have more frequent buses into the city as well as better links between local suburbs and the Macquarie Park employment centre,” Mr Elliott said.
“The extra services are being introduced as part of the NSW Government’s Growth Buses program which has seen more than 11,100 weekly bus trips introduced since March 2011, including more than 2,900 in the Hills District.”
Mr Williams said the extra Hillsbus services will make bus travel that little bit easier for customers in the Hills and will better connect local residents to their jobs and leisure activities.
“”From today, there will be 75 extra weekly bus services between the Hills and the CBD, catering for peak hour commuters and making it a little easier to get to work or appointments in town,” Mr Williams said.
“There will also be 53 extra weekly trips between Rouse Hill, Castle Hill and Macquarie Park, which will really benefit many local residents who work there.”
The extra weekly services introduced from today include:
- 30 additional trips per week on route 615X between North Kellyville/Kellyville and the CBD, increasing service frequency for morning and afternoon weekday peaks
- 45 additional trips per week on route 616X between Kellyville Ridge, Glenwood and the CBD, increasing service frequency for morning and afternoon weekday peaks
- 53 additional and extended trips per week on route 619 between Rouse Hills, Castle Hill and Macquarie Park, increasing morning and afternoon weekday peak frequency and increasing service frequencies on Saturdays
There will also be minor timetable changes to some existing trips on routes 616X and 619. Information on the new routes and timetable changes is available online at www.transportnsw.info