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Changes to bus stops on the Princes Highway in Sylvania and Blakehurst (Routes 970 and 971)

The NSW Government has funded the Gateway to the South bus improvements program. The program aims to improve the reliability of bus services on southern Sydney’s main bus corridors.

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AUG 2020

AUG 2020Work starts on bus stop changes

Transport for NSW will start implementing some bus stop changes on the Princes Highway in Sylvania and Blakehurst from 17 August 2020. The changes are to improve bus reliability and on-time running along the Miranda to Hurstville via Sylvania bus corridor. The changes will include bus stop removals and upgrades to comply with accessibility standards as per the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

JUN 2020

JUN 2020Engagement Report released

Transport for NSW would like to thank everyone who gave us feedback on the bus stop changes on the Princes Highway in Blakehurst and Sylvania during November and December 2019.

We have considered all your feedback carefully and have decided to proceed with the original proposal with some amendments.

For further details, please view the Consultation Report for Suburban bus route 11 - Miranda to Hurstville via Sylvania (PDF, 1.6Mb).

Project information

Transport for NSW has identified some ways to improve the reliability of buses along the Miranda to Hurstville via Blakehurst and Sylvania bus corridor.

As a part of this program, Transport for NSW, in consultation with bus operators and local councils is making changes to some bus stops on the Princes Highway in Blakehurst and Sylvania.

The proposed changes to bus stops are mainly serviced by bus routes 970 and 971.

These changes support Future Transport 2056 Strategy, which is the NSW government's plan to deliver the future transport network. In this plan, a key customer outcome is safety and performance, which seeks to ensure that every customer enjoys safe travel across a high performing and efficient network. It also reflects what our customers tell us about bus services, with travel time and on time running being some of the most important service features.

The proposed changes aim to strike a balance between maintaining a reasonable walking distance (i.e. within a 400m radius or an average five minute walk) to bus stops and an efficient bus network.

Making adjustments to the number of bus stops along a bus corridor also helps improve bus travel times. Each bus stop location is considered with a focus on the safety of bus customers and motorists.

Key outcomes of the bus stop changes include:

  • making travel times more reliable for bus customers
  • improving customer and motorist safety for bus operations
  • contributing to the NSW Government's target of 95 per cent on time running bus services.

Project documents

Community updates

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August 2020 community update

Changes to bus stops on the Princes Highway in Blakehurst and Sylvania

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June 2020 community update

Changes to bus stops and consultation findings - Princes Highway in Blakehurst and Sylvania.

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November 2019 community update

Changes to bus stops on Princes Highway, Blakehurst and Sylvania.

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Reports

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June 2020 consultation report

Suburban bus route 11 - Miranda to Hurstville via Sylvania.

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Contact us

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact the bus priority team on:

Phone: 1800 575 250

Email: buspriority@rms.nsw.gov.au

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