Macquarie Park Bus Priority and Capacity Improvements

Transport for NSW has identified some ways to improve the reliability and capacity of buses in Macquarie Park.

Updates and announcements

Investigation work in Macquarie Park

Roads and Maritime will carry out investigation work in Macquarie Park between  Monday 8 May and Friday 28 July 2017, excluding public holidays and weather permitting. For more information, please download the project notification.

Project background

Macquarie Park is a rapidly growing residential, commercial and shopping district, needing long-term bus and road improvements to support the area’s future growth.

Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services are proposing a range of road and intersection upgrades to improve the reliability and efficiency of bus services, while easing congestion and improving traffic flow for all road users in the area.

We propose to deliver the work in two stages:

Stage 1

As part of the Sydney Metro Northwest, the Epping to Chatswood rail line is scheduled to temporarily close from late 2018 for about seven months. During this period, the Temporary Transport Plan will be implemented to replace the rail line with additional buses. The proposed road and intersection upgrades would support the running of current and additional rail replacement bus services, and improve traffic flow in the area. The proposed work would start around mid-2017.

Stage 2

Once the Epping to Chatswood rail line opens, the remainder of the road and intersection upgrades would be carried out. This work would provide long-term improvements and ongoing support for two key corridors set out in Sydney’s Bus Future – Parramatta to Macquarie Park via Carlingford and Epping, and Hurstville to Macquarie Park via Burwood. The work would also benefit other bus services operating in the area.

Key features

Key features of the proposal include:

  • upgrading the intersection of Herring Road and Epping Road
  • upgrading the roundabout intersection of Herring Road and Ivanhoe Place to a signalised intersection
  • adjusting the median along Herring Road, between Ivanhoe Place and Waterloo Road to provide continuous bus lanes in both directions
  • upgrading the intersection of Herring Road and Waterloo Road
  • widening Waterloo Road between Cottonwood Crescent and Lane Cove Road to provide continuous bus lanes in both directions
  • upgrading the roundabout intersection of Byfield Street and Waterloo Road to a signalised intersection
  • upgrading the roundabout intersection of Khartoum Road and Waterloo Road to a signalised intersection
  • upgrading the intersection of Waterloo Road and Lane Cove Road
  • extending the existing southbound bus lane on Lane Cove Road, between Waterloo Road and Epping Road
  • upgrading the intersection of Lane Cove Road and Epping Road
  • extending the right turn lane northbound on Lane Cove Road onto Epping Road eastbound, between Allengrove Crescent and Lorna Avenue.

This proposal would be delivered as part of the Bus Priority Infrastructure Program.

For more information, please download the May 2017 Community update.

Key outcomes of the proposal

  • Providing faster, efficient and more reliable travel times through the Macquarie Park area for buses and all road users
  • Improving pedestrian safety and access with new crossing facilities
  • Providing short-term support for the additional buses needed for the temporary closure of the Epping to Chatswood rail line
  • Providing long-term ongoing benefits for key bus corridors and local bus services through improved and upgraded bus priority infrastructure

Community engagement

In April 2017, we sought community feedback on proposed bus priority and capacity improvements in the Macquarie Park area.

We are currently reviewing feedback received and will respond in a submissions report, which will be available later this year.

We will continue to liaise with the community throughout the project.

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