NSW Budget Brings More Weekly Buses to the Northern Beaches

Thursday, 07 June 2018

More than 2,000 extra weekly bus services will be rolled out across NSW in the next 12 months, with more than 1,000 extra weekly services on the way for the Northern Beaches.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance announced the increased services will be part of  the $1.5 billion investment for bus services throughout NSW, including regional and metropolitan bus services, school services and financing of new and replacement buses to cater for NSW services.

Minister Constance said the NSW Government was focused on delivering improved public transport services in key areas.

“We have invested record amounts into improving and creating more public transport options for people right across Sydney and NSW,” said Mr Constance.

Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea said this was great news for the Northern Beaches. 

“More than 1,000 extra weekly services will be added across the Northern Beaches to improve access to the new Northern Beaches Hospital and meet the growing demand in the Frenchs Forest area,” Mr O’Dea said.

Member for Manly, James Griffin stated, “The 2019 Budget demonstrates a continued investment in public transport for the Northern Beaches and Manly. These new buses will be in addition to more than 3,200 extra weekly services introduced last November, including over 2,000 weekly B-Line services.”

Minister for Health and Medical Research and Member for Wakehurst, Brad Hazzard welcomed the new and improved bus routes.

“I am pleased that two new routes will service the hospital, the 141 from Manly to Austlink via Balgowlah, and the 193 from Austlink to Warringah Mall via Frenchs Forest,” Mr Hazzard said.

“Route 169 will also be extended to access the new hospital.

“Services will be enhanced on route 136 from Chatswood to Manly via Frenchs Forest and Dee Why to provide customers with services across the day at least every 15 minutes, seven days a week.”

The additional public transport services and changes will be introduced later this year.

To check the public transport services in your area or plan your trip visit https://transportnsw.info/trip#/