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Northern Beaches bus changes

Changes have been made to some bus and school routes in Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore to improve travel times and frequency of services on key routes and to give you more choice around how you travel.

These changes are based on Opal data and feedback from customers and stakeholders to ensure services are being delivered where and when they are needed.

There may be some changes to your local school services and students may need to change their current travel patterns. These changes are listed below to inform parents and students for the new school year.

As part of these changes, customers on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore will benefit from more than 2,000 additional weekly services starting later this year, including a 24/7 B-Line service and buses every 10 minutes between Dee Why and Chatswood throughout the day, seven days a week.

The new Dee Why to Chatswood service forms part of an all-day frequent network that will give you more choice around when you travel.

This will include new all-day frequent services operating every 10 minutes, seven days a week, on selected routes across the region, including:

  • Dee Why to Chatswood via Frenchs Forest (limited stops)
  • Palm Beach to Manly via Mona Vale and Dee Why
  • Manly to Chatswood via St Leonards
  • Mosman to the city

To support the new frequent services, there will be some changes to existing local and city express services, including Avalon, Warriewood Valley, Cromer, Narraweena and Balgowlah Heights, where higher frequency local services will connect to new frequent routes at key transport hubs for travel to the Sydney CBD and major local centres.

To reduce duplication on the network and improve efficiency, some routes will be replaced by new or additional services on other routes. Other services may have a change of route number only.

You can check that signs that will be installed at bus stops before these changes take place to inform you of any changes or plan your trip using the Trip Planner to see if your travel will be impacted.

Customer service staff will be available at key locations on the Northern Beaches to assist students returning to school. Additional buses will also be on standby to assist.

Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore School bus changes

Route Change

575n
Wynyard to Queenwood Junior

Route replaced with additional capacity on routes 100, 114, 228 and 230.

576n
Mosman to Queenwood

Route replaced with school deviation on route 114.

577n
Lane Cove Shops to Queenwood

Route replaced with school deviation on route 114.

599n
St Leonard Station to Spit Junction

Route replaced with additional capacity on route 114.

623n
Avalon to Mackellar Girls High

Route replaced with school extension on route 199.

654n
St Augustine’s to Manly Wharf

Route replaced with school extension on route 167.

663n
Avalon to St. Pauls High, Manly

AM trip replaced with school extension on route 199. No change to PM trip.

689n
Balgowlah Boys HS to Avalon

Route replaced with school extension on route 199.

694n
War Veterans Home to  St. Pauls High, Manly

Route replaced with school extension on route 199 and increased frequency on routes 179 and 180X.

697n
Carrawa Rd to St Pauls

Route replaced with school extension on route 199 and increased frequency on routes 178, 179 and 180X.

703n
Avalon to Brookvale Shops

Route replaced with school extension on route 199.

765n
Manly Wharf to Milsons Point

Route replaced by route 162 which will continue as route 150X from Seaforth Shops to Milsons Point.

766n
Avalon to Milsons Point

Route replaced with additional capacity on route 154X and 199.

767n
Avalon to Milsons Point

Route replaced with additional capacity on route 154X and 199.

773n
Bilgola Plateau Primary to Avalon

An additional short working trip will operate on route 191 instead.

788n
Manly to Milsons Point

Route replaced by route 162 which will continue as route 150X from Seaforth Shops to Milsons Point.

Route Changes

597n
The Spit Bridge to North Sydney Station

Route adjusted to operate between The Spit Bridge and Seaforth Shops only. Continues as route 150X from Seaforth Shops to Milsons Point.

687n
Harbord to Milsons Point

Route adjusted to operate between North Curl Curl and Manly Wharf only. Both trips continue as route 150X from Manly Wharf to Milsons Point.

709n
Balmoral to Milsons Point

Route adjusted to operate between Balmoral and Mosman High School only. Continues as route 230 from Mosman High School to Milsons Point.

723n
Manly Wharf to Oxford Falls Grammar School

Route adjusted to operate between Seaforth Shops and Oxford Falls Grammar School in the AM only.
An AM additional trip provided and additional capacity also provided on route 162.

Route Changes

655w
North Sydney Boys High to Taronga Park Zoo

Route renumbered 792n

660w
North Sydney Girls High to Manly Wharf

Route renumbered 793n

661w
North Sydney Girls to Manly Wharf

Route renumbered 794n

Route Changes

579n
Chatswood Station to Queenwood

AM trip now departs 5 minutes earlier.

589n
Spit Junction to Milsons Point

AM trip now departs 5 minutes earlier.

601n
Manly Wharf to Cromer Primary

AM trip now departs 4 minutes earlier.

611n
Howard Ave, Dee Why to Mackellar Girls High

07:48 trip now departs at 07:43.
08:19 trip now departs at 08:21.

637n
Beacon Hill (Warringah Rd & Ellis St) to Pittwater High

AM trip now departs 5 minutes earlier.

660n
Frenchs Forest to St Augustine

AM trip now departs 4 mins earlier. 
Simultaneous change to route 193 to deviate via NBSC Manly and NBSC Freshwater Senior Campuses.

661n
Rabbett St & Forest Way to St. Augustine’s Brookvale

AM trip now departs 1 minute later.

668n
Balgowlah Heights to St Luke’s, Dee Why

AM trip now departs 5 minutes earlier.

673n
Careel Head Road to St. Luke’s Dee Why

AM trip at 07:29 now departs at 07:25.

675n
Balgowlah Heights to St. Luke’s Dee Why

AM trip now departs 5 minutes earlier.

677n
Warriewood Square to St. Luke’s Dee Why

AM trip now departs 7 minutes earlier.

684n
Collaroy Plateau to Balgowlah Boys High

AM additional trip will operate.

693n
Narraweena to St. Pauls High, Manly

AM trip at 07:38 now departs at 07:29.
AM trip at 07:59 now departs at 07:56.

695n
Frenchs Forest to St Pauls

AM trip now departs 8 minutes earlier.

696n
Frenchs Forest to St Pauls

AM trip now departs 5 minutes earlier.

702n
French Forest to St Pauls

AM trip now departs 8 minutes earlier.

712n
Pittwater House to Pittwater High

AM trip now departs 4 minutes earlier.

720n
Wyuna Ave & Oliver sts to Rabbett St & Forest Way

AM trip now departs 2 minutes earlier.

725n
Wheeler Heights Shops to Manly High School

AM trip now departs 4 minutes later.

730n
Seaforth to Manly High School

AM trip now departs 1 minute earlier.

732n
Allambie & Rodborough Rds. to Manly High School

AM trip now departs 1 minute earlier.

746n
Rabbett St & Forest Way to Manly High School

AM trip now departs 6 minutes earlier.

747n
Frenchs Forest to Stella Maris

AM trip now departs 3 minutes earlier.

776n
Brookvale to Frenchs Forest

AM trip now departs 2 minutes earlier.

785n
Seaforth to Cromer High School

AM trip now departs 6 minutes earlier.