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Additional bus services and service changes

From 24 January, bus services will be added across Sydney as part of network changes.

The changes to services include:

  • More than 700 additional bus services for Sydney’s North West and parts of the Lower North Shore.
  • Two new all-day frequent services operating every 10 minutes, seven days a week between both West Ryde and Chatswood and the city.
  • Some bus route and timetable adjustments to support the new all-day frequent network and allow better connections to other modes of public transport such as ferries.
  • Some changes to existing local and city services to help reduce duplication on the network.

The all-day frequent network and extra weekly bus services will improve customer access to bus services in the local area.

The two new all-day frequent services operating every 10 minutes across most of the day, seven days a week are:

  • Route 120 – Chatswood to City QVB
  • Route 500X – West Ryde to City Hyde Park

To support the introduction of new all-day frequent routes, there will be some changes to existing local and city services. Some routes are being replaced by new routes or extra services on other routes.

In the Ryde area, some existing routes will be changed to maintain local access to frequent services along Victoria Road, but retain their current route number.

    Route Changes
    Route 115
    Chatswood to City
    This is a new route that will replace route 343 between Chatswood and the city. Early morning and late night services will operate between Chatswood and North Sydney only.
    Route 120
    Chatswood to City QVB
    This is a new frequent route that will operate between Chatswood and the QVB in the city. The new route replaces routes 272 (North Willoughby to City Wynyard) and 340 (Bondi Junction to Chatswood via City).
    Route 200
    Artarmon to Bondi Junction (currently Chatswood to Bondi Junction)

    This route will be changed to operate between Artarmon (Campbell Street) and Bondi Junction only. There will be no change to current service frequency or hours of operation.

    Route 272
    North Willoughby to City Wynyard
    This route will be withdrawn and replaced by the new frequent route 120 (Chatswood to City QVB).
    Route 333
    North Bondi to City Circular Quay via Bondi Junction
    Minor timetable changes to meet demand and improve reliability, maintaining the current frequencies of every 6 minutes or better during the day, and every 10 minutes or better during the early morning and evening, 7 days a week. Route 333 will now operate 24 hours, replacing overnight 333N services. Additional stops will be introduced along Oxford St to support improved customer access.
    Route 333N
    North Bondi to City Circular Quay via Bondi Junction
    This route will be withdrawn and existing early morning and late night services will operate as route 333.
    Route 340
    Bondi Junction to Chatswood via City

    This route will be withdrawn and replaced by the new frequent route 120 (Chatswood to City QVB).

    Customers using route 340 between Bondi Junction and the City can use alternative services such as routes 333 and 440.

    Route 343
    Kingsford to Chatswood via City

    This route will change to operate between City and Kingsford only. Services between Chatswood, North Sydney and the city will be replaced by the new route 115 (Chatswood to City via North Sydney).

    Route 343 will continue to operate between Kingsford and the City, with no changes to service frequency or hours of operation.

    Route 500X
    West Ryde to City Hyde Park (Express Service)

    This is a new frequent route that will operate between West Ryde and Hyde Park in the city. The new route replaces routes:

    • M52 (Parramatta to City Circular Quay)
    • 515 (currently Eastwood to City)*
    • 518 (currently Macquarie University to City)**
    • 520 (Parramatta to City Circular Quay)
    • X15 (City Town Hall to Eastwood)
    • X18 (City Town Hall to Denistone)

    * Route 515 will change to operate between Eastwood and Ryde shops

    ** Route 518 will change to operate between Macquarie University and Meadowbank

    Route 500N
    Parramatta to City Hyde Park
    This is a new route that will replace the overnight services on route 520 (Parramatta to City Circular Quay). The 500N will operate between around 12am to 5am, seven days a week.
    Route 501
    Parramatta to Central Pitt St (currently West Ryde to Central Pitt St)
    This route will change to operate to Parramatta (currently runs to West Ryde) and will replace route M52 services between Parramatta and West Ryde.  Services will operate every 10 minutes or better during weekday peak hours, every 15 minutes during off peak times and Saturdays, and every 20 minutes on Sundays.  Early morning and late-night services will operate at least every 30 minutes.
    Route 506
    Macquarie University to City Domain via East Ryde
    Additional afternoon peak services on weekdays will be added to this route, to replace existing route X06 services (City Domain to East Ryde).

    Route 507
    Meadowbank Station to Gladesville (currently Macquarie University to City)

     

    This route will change to operate between Meadowbank Station and Gladesville only.

    During weekday morning and afternoon peak hours, services will be extended to and from the city.  Service frequency will be increased seven days a week (operating every 10 mins during weekday peak hours and 30 mins off peak), and later evening services will operate across the week.

    The new route 517 (Macquarie Centre to Ryde shops) will replace existing 507 trips between Macquarie University and Top Ryde.

    Route 513
    Carlingford to West Ryde (currently Carlingford to Meadowbank Wharf)
    This route will change to operate between Carlingford and West Ryde only. Route 518 will now provide full time connections to F3 ferries at Meadowbank Wharf.
    Route 515
    Eastwood to Ryde shops (currently Eastwood to City)
    This route will change to operate between Eastwood and Ryde shops. Service frequency will increase across the week (operating every 15-20 mins during weekday peak hours, 30 mins on weekends) and later evening services will operate across the week. Services between Top Ryde and the city will be provided by the new frequent route 500X (West Ryde to City Hyde Park).
    Route 517
    Macquarie Centre to Ryde shops
    This is a new route that will replace route 507 between Macquarie University and Top Ryde. The 517 will operate seven days a week.
    Route 518
    Macquarie University to Meadowbank (currently Macquarie University to City)
    This route will change to operate between Macquarie University and Meadowbank Wharf via Top Ryde.
    Route 520
    Parramatta to City Circular Quay
    This route will be withdrawn. Overnight and early morning services will be replaced by new route 500N (Parramatta to the City).
    Route 525
    Parramatta to Strathfield (currently Parramatta to Burwood)
    This route will change to operate between Parramatta and Strathfield only. Earlier and later services will operate throughout the week.
    Route 549
    Parramatta to Epping via North Rocks

    Additional morning peak services will be added to this route to provide additional travel options for customers.

    Route M52
    Parramatta to City Circular Quay
    This route will be withdrawn and replaced by the new frequent route 500X between West Ryde and Hyde Park, and by route 501 between Parramatta and Pitt Street at Central Station. 
    Route X06
    City Domain to East Ryde

    This route will be withdrawn and replaced by additional services on route 506.

    Route X15
    City Town Hall to Eastwood
    This route will be withdrawn and replaced by the new frequent route 500X (between the City and Ryde) and route 515 (between Ryde and Eastwood).
    Route X18
    City Town Hall to Denistone East
    This route will be withdrawn and replaced by the new frequent route 500X between the City and Ryde and route 518 between Macquarie University to Meadowbank (currently Macquarie University to City).
    Routes 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 258, 259, 458, 505, 521, 523, 524, 533, 536, 538, 540, 541, 543, 544, 545, 546, 549, 550, 551, 552, 553 There will minor timetable changes for these routes.
    Route 977
    Miranda to Lilli Pilli (Loop Service)

    This is a new service, started 11 January 2021.

    From 24 January, there will be additional services. Services will operate around every 15 minutes during weekday peak hours and 30 minutes during off peak times and on Saturdays. Sunday services will operate every 60 minutes.

    Later evening services will operate seven days.

    There will be more than 115 additional weekly services

    Route 987
    Cronulla to Kurnell (Loop Service)

    This is a new service, started 11 January 2021.

    From 24 January, there will be additional services. Services will operate around every 30 minutes during weekday peak hours and 60 minutes during off peak times and on weekends.

    Later evening services will operate seven days.

    There will be around 70 additional weekly services