Dozens of Sydney bus services cut in eastern suburbs transport overhaul
More than 20 bus routes will be cut from Sydney’s eastern suburbs and another 23 “modified” as part of a planned major overhaul of the region’s transport system. Among the services being cut are the popular 373 from Coogee to Circular Quay and the 393 from Little Bay to Central as well as the X40, X93 and X99.
NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance confirmed on Thursday that 25 bus routes would be removed from the south-east Sydney region as the government looks to funnel more people onto the CBD light rail. He said there would be no job cuts.
Rail, Tram and Bus Union division secretary David Babineau described the transport overhaul as a “betrayal of local residents”.
“At the same time, it’s a complete slap in the face to be offered their first chance to have their say while learning of the complete demolition of their bus network,” Mr Babineau said.