Re: Better Buses changes
- 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
- Parramatta <--> UWS Rydalmere "will continue to provide a dedicated
shuttle service between Parramatta Station and the grounds of UWS
- 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.
- 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.
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
- Mars Road <--> QVB via Epping Road and Pacific Highway
- Drummoyne, Lane Cove West and Riverview <--> QVB "currently working
with community leaders to finalise details of these services."
- Chatswood <--> Chatswood West (Colwell Crescent)
- Chatswood <--> Hawthorne and River Avenues
- river Avenue only during Monday to Friday peaks.
- Chatswood <--> Mars Road
- Lane Cove <--> QVB with "improved frequency"
- 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
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
- More wheelchair accessible services on 520 and 545.
- North Ryde (Fontenoy Road) <--> City (292), but has not been
- Link North Epping to Macquarie CENTRE
- 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
- 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
- was going to go via Dudley Street and to Carlingford Court
- was not going to go via Alan Walker Village (Mobbs Lane area)
- No buses in Dudley Street
- via Park Road to Calder Road
- Alan Walker Village retained
- service operates 0700-1800 Weekdays and daytime Saturdays.
- was to be discontinued (now retained as a peak hour service)
- No River and Hawthorne Avenues, no caravan park
- via Waterloo and Wicks Roads.
- 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.
- No Edmondson Street (now there is)
- No Putney and Tennyson Points and Meadowbank Stations
- 537 to cover Putney and Tennyson Points.
- Peak diversion/extention/trips to Meadowbank Station
- Full time service from Riverview to QVB, but there is now concerns
about buses going through narrow streets at frequent intervals.
- No Beaconsfield Road services (now there is)
- Willoughby Council to consider mirror and 'No Standing' to
facilitate buses turning
- Divert via Meadowbank (now 507 goes via Bowden Street, Meadowbank)
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.