A few weeks ago we arranged for our local member Anthony Roberts to attend the Lane Cove Bus interchange and speak to commuters about their frustrations. We publicised his visit widely and this attracted attention from the main stream media. Since that time ITC followers have continued to send in reports and photos of the queues and delays. ITC again followed up with Anthony Roberts and we were advised the following by a Transport for NSW spokesperson:
“Lane Cove Interchange has become an increasingly popular transport hub in recent years. This increase in popularity brings with it an increase in demand for services which we have been addressing. Since 2011, we have added around 500 additional weekly services on routes serving Lane Cove, with more on the way in 2017-18. Under the Growth Services Program, which delivers more services when and where they are needed, we will be adding services to a number of key routes servicing the Lane Cove area.
Lane Cove will also benefit from the commitment to replace 134 older buses and add 42 new vehicles in total.”
Extra services will be added to the following routes as part of the Growth Services Program:
• Route 251 Lane Cove West to City via Lane Cove
• Route 292 Marsfield to City via Lane Cove
• Routes 533/534 Sydney Olympic Park/Ryde to Chatswood via Mowbray Road Lane Cove.
Transport for NSW is currently working with the bus operator to determine detailed scheduling, bus availability and an indicative timeframe for introduction of these new services.
Once those details are finalised, we will let the local community know that the new services are coming through our customer channels. These include posters at bus stops, flyers handed out at the interchange, details on the onboard screens, and social media.”
Anthony Roberts office provided us with the following information:
The Lane Cove Interchange was monitored for a week (10/8-16/8). Worst day was Thursday 10th August when a few buses were delayed and/or cancelled, resulting in the queue ballooning to 200 pax. Wait time in the peak of the peak averaged about 10mins. New Services will be introduced by November 2017.
It’s good news that there will be more buses down Mowbray Road, but they will go to Chatswood not the city.
Keep those photos and information coming, continuing to pressure our local member by writing to him at [email protected].
The Shadow Minister for Transport Jodi McKay will visit the Lane Cove Interchange on 24th August 2017 to speak to commuters.
By the way….
- Do you think Lane Cove needs a commuter bus to assist people to access the Lane Cove shops during the Rosenthal Avenue Car Park redevelopment? You can answer our survey here.
- Do you want to find out who is running for the Local Government Elections on 9 September (and maybe ask them some questions on infrastructure?). Come along to our free Meet the Candidates forum on 31 August 2017. You can book here.
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