Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott urged Baulkham Hills 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 Elliott said.
Baulkham Hills 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 620N, 620X, 621, 642, 642X, 650, 650X, 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 Elliott 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 Baulkham Hills bus customers travelling to and from the city, my advice is to start planning your trips now,” Mr Elliott said.
“We worked extremely hard to prepare Baulkham Hills 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.”
If you haven’t looked at how you’re affected by the changes, it is essential that you:
Look for pink: staff and signs in the CBD will guide you in the right direction, both before and after the changes take effect.
Plan your trip: the route that best serves you may be changing, so plan your journey from scratch at transportnsw.info
Understand what’s changing: visit mysydney.nsw.gov.au/bus to see how you’re affected and exactly how your route will change in the interactive route tool.