Bus Priority Program

The NSW Government released Sydney's Bus Future in 2013. This is the long term plan to redesign the bus network to meet customer needs now and into the future. Sydney's Bus Future identifies the city's most important bus routes, as the focus for investment in bus priority and more frequent services.

Updates and announcements

Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services sought feedback from the community about two proposals between March 2016 and early May 2016.

These proposed changes are from:

  • Vaucluse to Bondi
    • Military Road, Dover Heights and Vaucluse
    • Lancaster Road, Dover Heights
    • Portland Street, Dover Height
    • Blair Street, Wairoa Avenue, Murriverie Road and Mitchell Street, North Bond
    • Bondi Road and Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
  • Darlinghurst to Bondi
    • Old South Head Road, Bondi
    • Stanley Street and Yurong Street, Darlinghurst
    • Hargrave Street and Brown Street, Paddington

There are also proposed changes to street parking. For more information, please download the project updates:

We are now reviewing the feedback received during the consultation period. We will respond to the comments in a community consultation report, which will be available in the next few months.

Background

Road and Maritime supports Sydney’s Bus Future by delivering projects that make bus services faster and more reliable. Measures include red bus lanes, bus priority at traffic lights, changed parking restrictions and clearways, and relocating bus stops. Examples of bus priority projects are on this page.

Sydney’s Bus Future highlights 13 'Rapid' routes as Sydney’s most important centre-to-centre bus links, including 11 established routes and one for future development in both the North West and South West growth centres. Rapid routes will operate at least as often as every 10 minutes, in both directions, from 6am to 7pm every weekday. Frequent timetabled services will operate at other times.

20 ‘Suburban' routes are identified in Sydney’s Bus Future, as the second tier in the city’s network of key cross-regional routes. Customers will wait no longer than 15 minutes for a bus in each direction on Suburban routes between 6am and 7pm every weekday, and 10 minutes during commuter peaks.

Roads and Maritime will provide further information on specific bus priority projects on Sydney’s Rapid and Suburban routes as the program is rolled out.

Sydney's Bus Future Rapid routes

  • Mona Vale–CBD – now under design and development as B-Line
  • North Bondi–CBD
  • Castle Hill–Liverpool via Parramatta and T-way
  • Parramatta–CBD via Ryde
  • Burwood–CBD via Parramatta Road
  • Maroubra Junction–CBD – to integrate with new CBD and South East Light Rail
  • Parramatta CBD–Macquarie Park via Carlingford and Epping
  • Hurstville–Macquarie Park via Burwood
  • Rouse Hill–Hurstville via T-way, Parramatta and Bankstown
  • Castle Hill–CBD via M2
  • Hornsby–Blacktown via Castle Hill and T-way
  • Growth Centre Rapid route: Rouse Hill–Blacktown via Marsden Park and Richmond Road – future expansion
  • Growth Centre Rapid route: Liverpool–Campbelltown via Leppington and Oran Park – future expansion

Sydney's Bus Future Suburban routes

New Suburban routes to meet growing demand in Western Sydney Growth Centres (future expansion)

  • Penrith–Rouse Hill via Schofields and Marsden Park
  • Marsden Park–Prairiewood via Western Sydney Employment Area and Mount Druitt
  • Liverpool–Camden via Oran Park and Leppington.

New Suburban bus routes to provide direct, end-to-end access between centres

  • Miranda–Bankstown via Sutherland and Menai
  • Chatswood–Airport via Sydney CBD and Botany Road
  • Lane Cove–Eastgardens via Sydney CBD, Surry Hills and Botany Road
  • Hurstville–Sydney CBD via Earlwood and Newtown (King Street)
  • Burwood–Chatswood via Drummoyne and Lane Cove
  • Bankstown–Blacktown via Fairfield and Wetherill Park
  • Penrith–Mount Druitt via Werrington and Great Western Highway
  • Bondi Junction–Miranda via Airport and Eastgardens

Existing routes converted to Suburban bus routes

  • Randwick–Sydney CBD via Moore Park Busway – to integrate with new CBD and South East Light Rail
  • Bondi Junction–Burwood via Eastgardens
  • Belrose–Sydney CBD via Eastern Valley Way
  • Hurstville–Burwood via Roselands
  • Liverpool–Burwood via Newington
  • Parramatta - Burwood via Newington
  • Bondi Junction–Burwood via Sydenham
  • Chatswood–Manly via Frenchs Forest, Dee Why and Brookvale
  • Miranda–Hurstville via Sylvania

Vaucluse to Bondi

Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime sought feedback from the community about a proposal to make changes to some bus stops between Vaucluse and Bondi between March 2016 and early May 2016.

We are now reviewing the feedback received during the consultation period. We will respond to the comments in a community consultation report, which will be available in the next few months.

For more information about the proposal, please download the project update or visit the Vaucluse to Bondi project page.

Darlinghurst to Bondi

Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime sought feedback from the community about a proposal to make changes to some bus stops between Darlinghurst and Bondi between March 2016 and early May 2016.

We are now reviewing the feedback received during the consultation period. We will respond to the comments in a community consultation report, which will be available in the next few months.

For more information about the proposal, please download the project update or visit the Darlinghurst to Bondi project page.

Rozelle to Annandale

Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime sought feedback from the community about this proposal between early December 2015 and Friday 29 January 2016.

We are now reviewing the feedback received during this period. We will respond to the comments in a community consultation report, which will be available in the next few months.

Should you have any questions in the meantime, please visit the Rozelle to Annandale project page.

Bus priority and related projects

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