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Bus service changes from 17 November

From Sunday 17 November 2019, changes to bus services will be introduced in Sydney’s North West, North Shore and Northern Beaches to provide more reliable journeys and easier connections to Metro stations and improved travel options across multiple areas including Rouse Hill, Kellyville, Castle Hill and Cherrybrook.

The key changes include:

North West Sydney

  • Changes to routes 626, 635 and 642X in Cherrybrook, including additional services and a change in route to make it easier to connect at Cherrybrook station.
  • Earlier afternoon and later evening services on routes 620X and 642X departing the City on weekdays.
  • Extra services on route 747 from Marsden Park to Rouse Hill via Riverstone and Tallawong station, including new peak hour services to-and-from the Elara Estate, making it easier to connect to Riverstone, Tallawong and Rouse Hill stations.
  • Additional services on other routes including 600, 601, 606, 611, 632, 633 and 651.
  • Timetable adjustments for some routes including 602X, 610X, 612X, 615X and 619.

Northern Beaches

  • Additional morning peak services for route B1.
  • Route 155 will be extended to the Northern Beaches Hospital.

You will be able to plan your new trip from 2 November to find out if your travel is affected.

Check the full list of impacted routes below.

Routes affected

Route What's changing
600 Castle Hill to Parramatta
  • Additional services
  • Additional morning peak services will operate from Castle Hill to Parramatta on weekdays
  • Additional trips will operate from Parramatta towards Hornsby and from Pennant Hills towards Parramatta on Saturday mornings
601 Rouse Hill Station to Parramatta via Hills Showground
  • Additional services
  • Route 601 service frequency will be increased from 60 mins to 30 mins on Sundays
  • These changes will improve access to and from Rouse Hill and Hills Showground stations
602X Bella Vista Station to North Sydney via M2
(route change)
  • Timetable changes and route adjustment
  • In North Sydney, morning inbound services will be adjusted to operate direct via the Pacific Highway, and no longer stop at Victoria Cross in Miller Street; the last stop will be Pacific Highway at Walker Street
  • Service frequency will be adjusted to reflect demand
  • A small number of trips will be withdrawn from the timetable; however there will be no change to the span of hours operated, and services will continue to run frequently during the busiest part of the peak period
603 Rouse Hill Station to Parramatta via Glenhaven
  • Additional services
  • Later weeknight services will be introduced between Kellyville station and Samantha Riley Drive
  • These changes will improve access to and from Kellyville station
604 Dural to Parramatta via Castle Hill
  • Service frequency will be adjusted to reflect demand
  • A small number of trips will be withdrawn from the timetable; however there will be no change to the span of hours operated, and services will continue to operate frequently during the busiest part of the peak period
605 North Kellyville to Rouse Hill Town Centre
  • Increased service frequency
  • Route 605 service frequency during weekday peak periods will be increased from 30 mins to 15 mins
  • Earlier and later services will also be introduced on weekdays
  • These changes will improve access to and from Rouse Hill station
606 Winston Hills to Parramatta
(route change)
  • Route and timetable adjustment
  • Route 606 will now end at Caroline Chisholm Drive instead of Langdon Road to improve access to Winston Hills Mall
  • Additional services will be introduced, with services operating every 15-20 minutes during peak periods, and every 30 minutes during weekday off-peak and evenings, and during Saturday daytime
607N Tallawong Station to City QVB via North West Twy & M2 Mwy
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
607X Bella Vista Station to City QVB
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
610N Norwest to City QVB via Castle Hill
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
610X Kellyville to City via Castle Hill and M2
  • Timetable adjustment
  • Service frequency between Kellyville and Castle Hill will be adjusted to reflect demand
  • A small number of trips between Kellyville and Castle Hill (only) will be withdrawn from the timetable; however there will be no change to the span of hours operated, and services will continue to operate frequently during the busiest part of the peak period
  • Additional services will be provided on route 633 between Kellyville, Hills Showground and Castle Hill
611 Blacktown to Macquarie Park via M2
  • Increased frequency on Sundays
  • Service frequency will be increased from 60 mins to 30 mins
612X Castle Hill to Milsons Point via M2
(route change)
  • Timetable and route adjusted
  • All services will start and end from North Sydney, and will no longer operate to or from Milsons Point
  • In North Sydney, morning inbound services will be adjusted to operate direct via the Pacific Highway, and no longer stop at Victoria Cross in Miller Street; the last stop will be Pacific Highway at Walker Street
  • Service frequency will be adjusted to reflect demand
  • A small number of trips will be withdrawn from the timetable; however there will be no change to the span of hours operated, and services will continue to operate frequently during the busiest part of the peak period
613X Bella Vista to City QVB
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
614X Crestwood to City via M2
  • Timetable adjustment
  • Two additional morning peak services will be introduced to reflect demand
615X North Kellyville to City via M2
  • Timetable adjustment
  • A small number of trips between North Kellyville and Acres Road Kellyville (only) will be withdrawn from the timetable; however there will be no change to the span of hours operated
  • Service frequency between North Kellyville and Acres Road Kellyville will be adjusted to reflect demand, from around 15-20 minutes (average) to 30 minutes
  • There will be no change to the service frequency or number of trips operated between Acres Road and the City
  • Additional services will be introduced on route 605 to and from Rouse Hill station to provide improved access to North Kellyville
616X Kellyville Ridge to City via Glenwood via M2
  • Timetable adjustment
  • Some departure times will be adjusted during the morning peak to provide a better spacing of services
617 Rouse Hill to Kellyville Station (route change)
  • Route extension and later services
  • Route 617 will be extended to operate to and from Rouse Hill station
  • Some departure times will be adjusted during the morning and afternoon peak to provide a better spacing of services
  • These changes will improve access to and from Rouse Hill and Kellyville stations
619 Castle Hill to Macquarie Park via Baulkham Hills and M2
  • Timetable adjustment
  • Route 619 will be changed to operate during weekday morning and afternoon peak periods only; all weekday off-peak, counter-peak, late evening and weekend services will be withdrawn
  • Weekday morning and afternoon peak services will operate at a reduced service frequency of 15 mins
  • Morning peak hour services will operate from Castle Hill towards Macquarie Park between around 5.30am and 10.30am, and afternoon peak hour services will operate from Macquarie Park towards Castle Hill between around 2.00pm and 8.30pm.
  • If you are travelling between Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills and Macquarie Park at times when route 619 does not operate, you can transfer between routes 610X and 611 at Barclay or Oakes Road on the M2.
620X Dural to City via Cherrybrook via M2
  • Additional afternoon shoulder peak and evening services
  • Earlier afternoon peak and later evening services will be introduced, with services now operating between 2.30pm and 9.00pm
  • These changes will improve travel options on either side of the busiest part of the afternoon peak period
620N City to Cherrybrook
  • Timetable adjustment
  • Minor timetable adjustments on Saturdays, to provide consistent departure times on both Friday and Saturday nights
622 Dural to Milsons Point via Cherrybrook
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
625 Pennant Hills to Parramatta
  • Timetable adjustment
  • Minor timetable adjustments will be introduced during weekday morning and afternoon peak periods
626 Kellyville Station to Pennant Hills via Cherrybrook
(route change)
  • Route adjustment and additional services
  • Route 626 will be adjusted to provide more direct access to Cherrybrook station
  • The route will operate via New Line Road, County Drive and John Road direct to Cherrybrook station, and no longer operate via David Road or Woodgrove Avenue
  • Weekday morning and afternoon peak service frequency will be increased to 15 mins between Cherrybrook Village shops and Cherrybrook station
  • Saturday service frequency increased to 30 mins between Castle Hill and Pennant Hills
  • Later weeknight services will be provided
  • These changes will improve access to and from Kellyville, Hills Showground, Castle Hill, Cherrybrook and Pennant Hills stations
  • If you are in the David Road area, route 635 will provide alternative travel to Castle Hill, Cherrybrook and Beecroft stations.
  • If you are travelling to Pennant Hills, connections to frequent route 600 services are available at Cherrybrook Village shops
632 Rouse Hill Station to Pennant Hills via Norwest and Castle Hill
  • Additional services
  • Route 632 service frequency during the weekday off peak will be increased from 60 mins to 30 mins
  • Later weeknight services will be introduced
  • These changes will improve access to and from Rouse Hill, Kellyville, Norwest, Castle Hill, Cherrybrook and Pennant Hills stations
633 Rouse Hill Station to Pennant Hills via Kellyville and Castle Hill
  • Additional peak and evening services
  • Route 633 weekday morning and afternoon peak hour service frequency will be increased from 30 mins to 15 mins between James Mileham Dr (Kellyville) and Castle Hill
  • Later services will also operate to and from Pennant Hills on weeknights and Saturday nights
  • These changes will improve access to and from Hills Showground, Castle Hill, Cherrybrook and Pennant Hills stations
635 Castle Hill to Beecroft via West Pennant Hills (route change)
  • Route adjustment and new weekend services
  • Route 635 will be adjusted to operate via Cherrybrook Village shops and David Rd
  • Minor timetable adjustments will be introduced during weekday peak periods
  • Later weeknight and new weekend services will be introduced
  • These changes will improve access to and from Castle Hill, Cherrybrook and Beecroft stations; and will restore access between Anglican Retirement Villages and Cherrybrook Village shops
642X Round Corner Dural to City via M2
(route change)
  • Route adjustment; additional off-peak and evening services
  • Route 642X will be adjusted to operate via Cherrybrook station; services will no longer operate via John Road
  • Earlier and later afternoon peak and evening services will be introduced, with services now departing the City between around 2.30pm and 9.00pm
  • New weekday off peak and late evening services will operate between Round Corner Dural and Cherrybrook station
  • These changes will improve travel options on either side of the busiest part of the afternoon peak period from the City, and will improve access to and from Cherrybrook station on weekdays
  • If you are in the John Road area, alternative services are available on routes 626 and 635 connecting to 642X at Cherrybrook station, or reasonable walking distance to 642X at County Drive or Neale Avenue
651 Rouse Hill Station to Epping via Castle Hill
  • Additional services
  • Route 651 weekday off-peak service frequency will be increased from 60 mins to 30 mins between Castle Hill and Epping
  • These changes will improve access to and from Castle Hill, Beecroft and Epping stations
652X West Pennant Hills to City via M2
(route change)
  • Route adjustment
  • All route 652X trips will be extended to commence from or finish at Highs Rd / Castle Hill Rd
  • There will be no change to the service frequency or number of trips operated
660 Castlewood to Parramatta
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
661 Blacktown to Parramatta via Kings Langley & North West Twy
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
663 Rouse Hill Station to Parramatta via Kellyville Ridge
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
662 Castle Hill to Parramatta via Bella Vista and North West T-way
  • Additionalservices
  • Additional weekday morning and afternoon peak services will be introduced on route 662 between Chapel Lane Baulkham Hills and Castle Hill
  • Later weeknight services will be introduced
  • These changes will improve access to and from Norwest and Castle Hill stations
664 Rouse Hill Station to Parramatta via Kellyville
  • Timetable adjustment
  • Some existing morning peak services which currently end at Norwest Business Park will be extended to operate to Rouse Hill station
  • These changes will improve access to Rouse Hill station
665 Rouse Hill Station to Parramatta
  • Additional services
  • Additional services will be introduced during weekday morning and afternoon peak periods
  • These changes will improve access to Kellyville and Bella Vista stations
706 Parramatta to Blacktown via Winston Hills and Kings Langley
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
714 Norwest to Seven Hills via West Baulkham Hills
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
715 Rouse Hill Station to Seven Hills via Kellyville and Norwest
  • Additional services
  • Earlier and later services will be introduced on weekdays
  • These changes will improve access to Rouse Hill, Norwest and Seven Hills stations
747 Marsden Park to Rouse Hill via Riverstone
  • Additional services
  • Service frequency will be increased to 30 mins during morning and afternoon peak periods on weekdays
  • The majority of peak hour trips will now operate to and from Elara Estate, Marsden Park
  • These changes will improve access to Riverstone, Tallawong and Rouse Hill stations, and support residential growth in Marsden Park and Riverstone
S8 Wentworthville to Constitution Hill
  • Route number change
  • Route S8 will be renumbered to 709
  • There will be no change to service frequencies or the number of trips operated
Route What's changing
B1 Mona Vale to City
  • Additional morning peak services introduced
  • Additional trips will operate from Dee Why or Warringah Mall towards the City, departing between 6.30am and 9.30am
136 Chatswood to Manly
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
142 Allambie to Manly
  • Route extended to start or end at Skyline Shops terminus (Allambie Road after Frenchs Forest Road)
143/144 Manly to Chatswood
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
146 Wheeler Heights to Manly
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
155 Bayview Garden Village to Northern Beaches Hospital
(route extended)
  • Most route 155 trips will now extend to and from the Northern Beaches Hospital via the Wakehurst Parkway, every hour between 7am and 8pm, seven days a week
  • No change to the number of trips between Bayview Garden Village/Mona Vale and Narrabeen
  • Route 155 will pick up and set down at the front of the hospital on Frenchs Forest Road
169 Manly to City via Narraweena
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
178 Cromer Heights to City
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
180 Collaroy Plateau to City
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
199 Palm Beach to Manly
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
230 Mosman Wharf to Milsons Point via North Sydney
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
246 Balmoral Heights to City
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
247 Mosman Junction to City
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
E54 Mona Vale to Milsons Point via North Sydney
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
E60 Mona Vale to Chatswood via Dee Why
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
E69 Manly to City via Narraweena
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
Route What's changing
323 North Bondi to Edgecliff via New South Head Rd
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
343 Kingsford to Chatswood
  • Minor changes to trip times for more reliable journeys
Route What's changing
Parramatta, Fairfield, Bonnyrigg and Liverpool area bus services
(800–820, 823, 827, 835, T80)
  • Changes to intermediate weekday and Saturday trip times on most routes for more reliable journeys
Route What's changing
Inner West bus services
(308, 348, 408, 412–445, 461–492, 504, 526, M10, M20, M30, M50)
  • Minor changes to weekend trip times for more reliable journeys