Improvements to Route 977 bus services
From mid-January 2021, the Route 977 will boost total weekly capacity by around 30 per cent or almost 3,000 additional seats. This includes more off-peak services so there is more flexibility and choice around when you travel.
From mid-January, Route 977 services from Lilli Pilli to Miranda will run:
- every 15 minutes in the AM and PM peak, instead of every 30-60 minutes today;
- every 30 minutes in weekday off-peak periods and on Saturdays, instead of up to 90 minutes today;
- every hour on Sundays instead of every 120-150mins today; and with
- extended service hours during evenings on both weekdays and weekends.
The improve Route 977 services will replace the Route 980, which has been running as a high frequency trial service between Lilli Pilli Point and Caringbah Station.
The trial has demonstrated that more people will choose public transport if there are more regular bus services across the day that provide timely connections with train services at Caringbah station, however the capacity of the smaller route 980 buses was a limitation.