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North-western suburbs bus changes

There will be changes to some routes and timetables for buses in Sydney’s North-western suburbs from Sunday 6 May.

The changes will provide more frequent services and greater travel options in the Parramatta, Epping, Eastwood, Macquarie Park, Ryde, Gladesville and Chatswood areas.

Your bus route may have changed. Use the Trip Planner to plan your trip as it has up-to-date timetables and route information.

From Sunday 6 May changes will include:

  • Increased services for routes 501, 506, 507, 518, 521, 546, 549, M52 and M54.
  • Minor timetable adjustments for routes 500, 510, 513, 515, X15, X18, 521, 525, 540, 541, 543, 544, 552 and 553.
  • Route 545 will be changed to run between Parramatta and Macquarie Park only. The route will also run along Waterloo Road direct, with services in Fontenoy Road provided by new route 259.
  • New route 259 will be introduced to connect Macquarie Centre to Chatswood via Macquarie Park and North Ryde, replacing the section of route 545 between Macquarie Centre and Chatswood.
  • Routes 547 and 550 will be withdrawn. Services will instead be provided by route 545 which will be changed to now go via Macarthur Street.

Route

Changes

259 - Macquarie Centre to Chatswood via Macquarie Park & North Ryde

  • Over 550 new trips each week
  • New route introduced to replace the section of route 545 between Macquarie Centre and Chatswood
  • Service frequency – every 15 mins during weekday peak periods, every 30 minutes during weekday off peak, weeknight and Saturday daytime periods and every 60 mins Saturday evenings and Sundays

501 - West Ryde to Central Pitt St via Pyrmont & Ultimo

  • 5 additional trips each week
  • An additional service will run on weekday mornings

506 - Macquarie University to City Domain via East Ryde

  • Over 40 additional trips each week
  • Additional morning services on weekdays and more evening services on weeknights and weekend nights
  • Later services to and from Macquarie University on weeknights

507 - Macquarie University to City Circular Quay via Putney

  • 10 additional trips each week
  • Additional afternoon and evening services on weekdays and most Sunday services extended to/from Macquarie University

518 - Macquarie University to City Circular Quay

  • Over 60 additional trips each week
  • Later services to and from Macquarie University on all nights of the week

M52 - Parramatta to City Circular Quay (Limited Stops)

  • Over 160 additional trips each week
  • Additional weekday services and services extended to run until midnight every night

520 - Parramatta to City Circular Quay via West Ryde

  • Late evening services on route 520 will be replaced by routes 518 and M52 seven days a week

521 - Parramatta to Eastwood

  • New Sunday services
  • Minor timetable changes on weekdays

545 - Parramatta to Chatswood via Eastwood & Macquarie Centre

  • Over 110 additional trips each week
  • Route 545 will be changed to run between Parramatta and Macquarie Park only
  • New route 259 will replace the section of route 545 between Macquarie Centre and Chatswood via Fontenoy Road
  • Route 545 will also be changed to run via Macarthur Street in Parramatta, replacing route 547 in this area
  • Additional services will run on weekdays and weekends

546 - Parramatta to Epping via Oatlands & North Rocks

  • Over 10 additional trips each week
  • Additional services on Sundays

547 - Parramatta to Macarthur St (Loop Service)

  • Route has been withdrawn
  • Replaced by route 545 which will now operate via the Macarthur Street area

549 - Parramatta to Epping via North Rocks

  • Over 70 additional trips each week
  • Earlier and later services with additional evening services
  • Additional and later services on Sundays

550 - Parramatta to Chatswood via Macquarie Park

  • Route has been withdrawn
  • Replaced by additional services on route 545

M54 - Parramatta to Macquarie Park via Epping

  • Over 75 additional trips each week
  • New overnight services seven days a week, providing 24-hour services between Parramatta, Epping and Macquarie Park

500 - Ryde to City Circular Quay

  • Minor timetable adjustments

510 - Ryde to City Town Hall

  • Minor timetable adjustments

513 - Carlingford to Meadowbank Wharf via West Ryde

  • Minor timetable adjustments

515 - Eastwood to City Circular Quay

  • Minor timetable adjustments

X15 - City Town Hall to Eastwood (Express Service)

  • Minor timetable adjustments

X18 - PrePay Only - City Town Hall to Denistone East (Express Service)

  • Minor timetable adjustments

525 - Parramatta to Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park

  • Minor timetable adjustments

540 – Silverwater Remand Centre to Auburn

  • Minor timetable adjustments

541 - Epping to Eastwood

  • Minor timetable adjustments

543 – Eastwood to West Ryde

  • Minor timetable adjustments

544 – Macquarie Centre to Auburn via Eastwood

  • Minor timetable adjustments

552 – Oatlands to Parramatta

  • Minor timetable adjustments

553 – North Rocks to Beecroft

  • Minor timetable adjustments