The NSW Government has funded the Bus Priority Infrastructure Program. The program aims to improve the reliability of bus services on Sydney’s main bus corridors. Transport for NSW has identified that the reliability of buses along Gibbons Street between Margaret Street and Marian Street can be improved by extending the current bus zone to create a bus waiting zone, and moving the bus stop within the bus zone. These proposed changes will also support existing and future customer demand for bus services in the broader Redfern area.
Please note local councils are responsible for the provision of shelters, seats, rubbish bins and footpaths.
For information about the changes to bus stops please contact Transport for NSW on 1300 038 500 or via their website.
The improvements will benefit local road congestion in Redfern by reducing unnecessary bus movements. This will have a flow on effect on bus reliability, making it easier for bus operators to start their next service on time.
These changes support Future Transport Strategy 2056, 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 bus zone changes have been developed by Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime, in consultation with bus operators. Local Council was consulted as part of the planning work.
Key outcomes with the bus stop changes include:
- improving safety for bus operations
- making travel times more reliable for customers
- contributing to the NSW Government’s target of 95 per cent on-time running of bus services.
From Construction work to extend the current bus zone will commence on Friday 23 November, including weekends, weather permitting.
Changes to bus zone were completed on 2 December 2018.
If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Transport for NSW on 1300 038 500 or via the TfNSW website.