NSW Government says more bus routes to be axed
A new Opal card data analysis has helped identify the busiest and least used bus routes. The government is using this data to announce more bus routes being cut and focusing on the west with increased routes.
Meanwhile, overcrowded and overly used bus routes include the 333 North Bondi to Circular Quay, the B1 Mona Vale to Wynyard, route 343 from Kingsford to Chatswood and the 400 Bondi Junction to the Airport.
“What the government isn’t saying is that the only reason certain routes are overcrowded is because they’ve cancelled all alternative services. In addition, they’re cutting more routes and adding even more pressure to existing services. For people in those areas, the services may not be at capacity but it’s all they’ve got. We have no community consultation at all when it comes to these changes, the 378 service in the eastern suburbs is a good example of services being lost regardless of community outrage.” says RTBU Tram and Bus Division Secretary David Babineau.