$92 Million For Over 200 New Buses And Ten New Routes

Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott today welcomed the NSW Government’s commitment of 200 new buses in 2013-14, including 65 extra buses for Baulkham Hills.

 Customers will also see new buses on a new Castle Hill to Chatswood 627 route, as part of the Growth Bus Program.

 Mr Elliott said the new and replacement buses will benefit public transport customers in the region.

 “The State Government has added more than 2,800 additional weekly bus services across NSW since coming to Government and this year’s investment in growth buses shows we’re not stopping there,” Mr Elliott said.

 “The new buses are air-conditioned and we know that is really important issue in this community when it comes to travelling in comfort in the winter and summer months.

 “Creating new bus routes is also vital, as the community’s needs are being listened too and services are being added to where there is growing demand.”

 New buses are being used to modernise the fleet by replacing aging buses with new air-conditioned, wheelchair accessible vehicles which are also fitted with the latest safety technology.

 The total allocation for the 201 new buses across NSW in 2013-14 is $92 million.