More Bus Services For Baulkham Hills Residents

Baulkham Hills residents will benefit from new buses and extra services taking them to North Sydney, Milsons Point, Macquarie Park, Parramatta and the city, Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott announced today.

Mr Elliott said he had been advised by the Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian that the improvements included the roll-out of 24 new buses and 46 new services during peak periods in the Baulkham Hills area.

“These extra services are part of the O’Farrell State Government’s commitment to improving customer service in public transport,” Mr Elliott said.

“Baulkham Hills bus commuters have been asking for more frequent services to these areas and I am delighted they have been heard.

“I am especially pleased that five new buses will serve a new, direct 602 Rouse Hill Town Centre to North Sydney route along the M2.

“This service is expected to save passengers up to 25 minutes per trip, because they won’t have to change buses.

“On this route they will stop at employment centres such as St Leonards, Crows Nest and North Sydney with five new morning peak services and five new afternoon peak services.

“By the end of April, there will also be seven new buses providing 12 more daily services on the 607X Rouse Hill Town Centre to the city route.

“I hope this new service will encourage more people to leave their cars at home if possible and take the bus.”

The new services to North Sydney will start operating from 19 March.

The 2011-12 Budget included 261 new buses worth $118.8 million including 95 buses for State Transit and 166 for private operators.