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Re: Better Buses changes

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  • Derek Cheng
    Today I picked up three other local papers - Parramatta Advertiser, North Shore Times and The Weekly Times. From the Parramatta Advertiser: Routes 333, 513,
    Message 1 of 11 , 1 Feb 00:57
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      Today I picked up three other local papers - Parramatta Advertiser,
      North Shore Times and The Weekly Times.

      From the Parramatta Advertiser:
      Routes 333, 513, 520/L20, 521, 523, 524, 534, 535, 545, 546, 550 and
      555. I will only list changes for 333, 546 and 555 below as the
      others can be found at
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/autdb/message/2030

      333
      - Parramatta <--> UWS Rydalmere "will continue to provide a dedicated
      shuttle service between Parramatta Station and the grounds of UWS
      Rydalmere."

      546
      - Parramatta <--> Oatlands will run via Grose Street between Church
      and Brickfield Streets to "improve passenger safety".
      - To Parramatta via Church, George and Smith Streets
      - From Parramatta via Marsden, George and Church Streets
      - will continue to operate via Isabella Street
      - via Bellevue and Buller Streets to Oatlands.

      555
      - Parramatta <--> Olympic Park will be maintained "pending the
      introduction of new route 403 from Parramatta Station to Burwood".
      - amended route via Macarthur Street and Gasworks Bridge in Parramtta
      and via Clyde and South Streets in Rydalmere.

      Route 333, 546 and 555 will be introduced on 4 March.

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      North Shore Times
      Routes 251, 253, 254, 255, 256, 258, 259, 261, 264, 534, 535, 536,
      545 and 550

      Below will list changes for 251-258, 261 and 264, others are covered
      at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/autdb/message/2030

      251
      - Mars Road <--> QVB via Epping Road and Pacific Highway

      253, 254
      - Drummoyne, Lane Cove West and Riverview <--> QVB "currently working
      with community leaders to finalise details of these services."

      255
      - Chatswood <--> Chatswood West (Colwell Crescent)

      256
      - Chatswood <--> Hawthorne and River Avenues
      - river Avenue only during Monday to Friday peaks.

      258
      - Chatswood <--> Mars Road

      261
      - Lane Cove <--> QVB with "improved frequency"

      264
      - Gladesville <--> QVB via Prince Edward Street and Pacific Highway
      - Monday to Friday peaks only.

      255(part)[What is this supposed to mean??], 256 will be introduced on
      4 March.

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      The Weekly Times
      Routes 253, 254, 261, 264, 458, 500, 505, 506, 507, 515/X15, 520/L20,
      534, 535, 536, 537 and 538. All of these services have been covered
      either above or at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/autdb/message/2030

      Nevertheless, it contains some very small text next to the
      advertisement listing most of the abovementioned services with their
      original and final proposal.

      SOME of the (more interesting) information has not been mentioned
      elsewhere.
      - More wheelchair accessible services on 520 and 545.
      - North Ryde (Fontenoy Road) <--> City (292), but has not been
      mentioned anywhere.

      295
      Then
      - Link North Epping to Macquarie CENTRE

      Now
      - Extend to Macquarie PARK to provide a new peak and all day service
      between Epping Station and Macquarie PARK.

      [So there is a difference and perhaps it's going to go further than
      Macquarie Centre.]


      513
      - was not going to serve Cobham and Lancaster Avenues (now it does)
      - was to be discontinued with 511 and X11 (now 513 operates Monday to
      Fridays)


      521
      Then
      - was going to go via Dudley Street and to Carlingford Court
      - was not going to go via Alan Walker Village (Mobbs Lane area)

      Now
      - No buses in Dudley Street
      - via Park Road to Calder Road
      - Alan Walker Village retained
      - service operates 0700-1800 Weekdays and daytime Saturdays.

      543
      - was to be discontinued (now retained as a peak hour service)

      545
      Then
      - No River and Hawthorne Avenues, no caravan park
      - via Waterloo and Wicks Roads.

      Now
      - 256 and 259 to cover River and Hawthorne Avenues and Caravan Park.
      - via Lane Cove and Epping Roads instead of Waterloo for a faster and
      more reliable service.

      534
      - No Edmondson Street (now there is)

      507
      Then
      - No Putney and Tennyson Points and Meadowbank Stations

      Now
      - 537 to cover Putney and Tennyson Points.
      - Peak diversion/extention/trips to Meadowbank Station

      253
      - Full time service from Riverview to QVB, but there is now concerns
      about buses going through narrow streets at frequent intervals.

      255
      - No Beaconsfield Road services (now there is)
      - Willoughby Council to consider mirror and 'No Standing' to
      facilitate buses turning

      458
      - Divert via Meadowbank (now 507 goes via Bowden Street, Meadowbank)
    • Adrian Dessanti
      545 * don t forget that the change to the 545 route through Macquarie Park to run directly along Lane Cove and Epping Roads in lieu of Waterloo Road is
      Message 2 of 11 , 1 Feb 15:35
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        545

        * don't forget that the change to the 545 route through Macquarie
        Park to run directly along Lane Cove and Epping Roads in lieu of
        Waterloo Road is compensation for 545 trips to be diverted via Julius
        Avenue to serve the Riverside Corporate Park.

        295

        * workers in Macquarie Park will now receive a direct connection with
        trains at Epping. At present unless you work near Herring Road there
        is no direct connection to rail services at Epping. Only the current
        550 provides a connection, and that's to Eastwood only. The 295 to
        Epping will be much closer.

        458

        * more direct route between Concord Road and Ryde Shops, straight up
        Church Street. The previously proposed diversion through Meadowbank
        would have lengthened the trip and deterred it from being an
        effective cross-regional service.
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