Literally, it’s no secret commuting on public transport in Sydney is one heck of a ride.
There are delays after track work, after delays and finally we will be getting that upgrade we have been asking for!
The NSW government has confirmed that from November 26, new ferry services, extra weekly train services and thousands of new bus services will start running to reduce journey times for commuters.
What a time to be alive!
This will make a massive difference each day for all of us.
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance stated, "We are going to make sure everyone knows these timetable changes are coming so from today, customers can expect to see an extensive advertising with plenty of information and announcements at stations, ferry wharves and on buses across the public transport network."
The changes include:
- More than 1500 new weekly train services across the network, including 750 at weekends
- Almost 7000 new weekly bus services on routes servicing the northern beaches, eastern suburbs, inner west, lower north shore and northern suburbs, Macarthur and the hills districts.
- More than 2000 B-Line services for the northern beaches.
- More than 140 extra weekly ferry services including a new cross-harbour ferry route between the east, the lower north shore, the inner west and the city.
The last major overhaul of the Sydney Trains timetable was in 2013 when close to 1000 services a week were added.
This is going to make such a big difference!