Thank you to every one who let In the Cove know about late buses, overcrowded buses and the impact of the Chatswood to Epping Rail line closure. In the Cove has been passing on your comments and the powers that be have listened.
The following press release was just released:
Transport for NSW will boost capacity on key bus routes between Lane Cove and the city, rolling out 10 extra daily bus trips during weekday peak times from next Monday.
Customers in the Lane Cove community will benefit from seven additional city-bound services on Routes 292 and 294 – both of which start in Lane Cove – in the morning peak between 8am and 9.20am, as well as three extra evening services from the city to Lane Cove.
Member for Lane Cove, Anthony Roberts said the growth in bus services is on top of Transport for NSW’s raft of measures – including hundreds of extra weekly bus trips between Macquarie Park and the City via Lane Cove – introduced last year to improve transport links for these rapidly growing suburbs.
“We’ve listened to our community, we understand demand for buses through the Lane Cove area has increased while the Epping to Chatswood rail line is being upgraded to Metro standards – that’s why we’re investing in public transport and proactively making adjustments to create more capacity on the network,” Mr. Roberts said.
“We are delivering more travel options and better connections to the Sydney CBD for the growing Lane Cove community, making it even easier for people to catch the bus to and from work every day,” said Mr. Roberts.
Under the improvements, customers will see more frequent city-bound bus services in the morning peak, with buses now scheduled to depart the Lane Cove area at the busiest time of the morning, at least every two minutes.
The new trips start from Lane Cove in the morning, meaning buses won’t turn up full and customers can look forward to catching available buses when demand is highest.
“I know it’s frustrating watching a crowded bus roll by – that’s why it was critical for us to introduce services that begin in Lane Cove to ensure there is enough space for local customers to board,” Mr. Roberts said.
“Improving public transport links between places where people live, work and play, helps make thriving communities, such as Lane Cove, more liveable and enjoyable.”
These additional 10 peak hour services on existing Lane Cove bus routes will remain in place after the upgrade of the Epping to Chatswood rail line.
The NSW Government has added over 32,000 weekly bus services across the state since 2011, including areas such as Lane Cove.
In September last year more than 200 extra weekly services were rolled out between Macquarie Park and the city via Lane Cove.
Around 250 additional weekly services were also added around Lane Cove in November 2017, including additional services on routes 251, 285 and 292, providing more peak hour services to and from the CBD.
Customers are advised to plan their journey at www.transportnsw.info to make the most of the service changes.
The Nitty Gritty
Fact box – bus service capacity boost for Lane Cove from Monday, 25 February:
- Seven extra bus trips across AM peak/ shoulder:
- Three additional 292 bus services at 8.03am, 8.13am and 8.22am(Mowbray Road to Sussex Street via Wynyard)
- Four additional 294 bus services at 7.58am, 8.18am, 8.51am and 9.20am (Epping and Mowbray Roads to Wynyard)
- Three extra bus trips across the PM peak
- Three additional 292 trips at 5.50pm, 6.01pm and 6.11pm (Sussex Street and Wynyard to Mowbray Road, Lane Cove)