Waiting at the stop! work complete on bus stop upgrade at Baulkham Hills
7 March 2018
Bus customers in Baulkham Hills will now benefit from an upgraded bus stop on the northbound side of Windsor Road between Torrs and Cook streets with major work complete.
Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said the improvements were delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Bus Priority Infrastructure Program which aims to improve the reliability and efficiency of bus services while easing congestion for all road users.
“As part of the program, the NSW Government is making changes and improvements to a number of bus stops on some of Sydney’s busiest corridors to support more reliable travel for bus customers,” Mr Elliott said.
“This is excellent news for the hundreds of customers who use this stop each day and will improve travel times for motorists travelling along Windsor Road.
“Work was carried out to extend the bus bay, install a new bus shelter and relocate utilities.
“The upgrade has increased the capacity of the bus bay from one to three buses at the same time, which means buses can set down passengers more efficiently and minimise wait times for customers to alight from bus services at this location.
“Extending the bus bay will also improve reliability, particularly in the afternoon peak when there is often more than one bus waiting to drop customers at the stop.”
Mr Elliott said the upgrade will help reduce congestion along this section of Windsor Road and allow traffic to flow freely past the bus stop.
“The work will also allow traffic heading towards Castle Hill and Kellyville to travel past the bus stop easily, improve bus service accessibility as well as pedestrian and motorist safety,” Mr Elliott said.
“Customers are reminded the temporary bus stop around 60 metres north of the existing stop will be closed and parking at the Torrs Street Car Park will be available once all work is completed.
“Motorists and customers will still see crews on site carrying out landscaping and footpath adjustments in the area during coming weeks but this will not affect the operation of the newly upgraded bus stop.”
For more information about the Bus Priority Infrastructure Program visit rms.nsw.gov.au/bpp.