Door to station shuttle service across Sydney to Central Coast

Posted by | August 19, 2017 | Community, Employees, Employers, Job Seekers

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A DOOR to station on-demand shuttle service will be trialled at sites across Sydney and the Central Coast as the NSW government attempts to tackle traffic and parking problems around commuter hubs and encourage more people on to public transport.

NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance will today announce the trial of minibus services at the Northern Beaches, Sutherland Shire, Manly and Eastern Suburbs, Wetherill Park and Greystanes, the Central Coast and Edmondson Park, near Glenfield.

A separate 18-hour-a-day hospital to transport hub service will be trialled at Bankstown but the remainder will be from people’s doorsteps to public transport, with patrons able to order the minibus service via a smartphone app, online or phone call from October, with prices ranging from $2.60-$5. “We have on demand movies, on demand food, and finally — NSW will have on demand transport,” Mr Constance said.

“This trial is just the start of our transport future in NSW. Imagine not having to check a timetable because you know your service will be there when and where you need it.”

He said the trial sites had been selected based on demand, and regional locations were being considered for a second pilot, while another service would begin in early 2018 to take commuters living within 15km of the Macquarie Park employment precinct to work.

NSW Finance Minister and Ryde MP Victor Dominello said that the service would boost capacity for people living in the region ahead of the start of Sydney Metro Northwest train line in 2019.

In Edmondson Park, a service will pick customers up from home and drop them at the train station for $3.10 from early next year.

On the Northern Beaches, a service to begin late this year will connect customers from Palm Beach to North Narrabeen to bus stops on the Northern Beaches B-Line at a cost of $3.10. In the ­Sutherland Shire, a service starting in November to pick customers up from home or a nearby location in Jannali West, Sylvania, Caringbah and Gymea will go to transport hubs and local shops at a cost of $2.60, while in the eastern suburbs, a bus service will pick customers up at home and take them to Edgecliff and Bondi Junction stations or ferry wharves at Double Bay and Rose Bay for $3.10. And at Wetherill Park and Greystanes, a service will connect employment precincts to T-way interchanges for $3.10, and on the Central Coast, a service to take customers to Woy Woy station from locations along the Woy Woy peninsula will start in early 2018.

The services will be provided by private sector contractors with some offered during the morning and evening peaks, and others available continually from 6am to 10pm. Existing bus services will not be affected.

Source: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/door-to-station-shuttle-service-across-sydney-to-central-coast/news-story/98406dc8975ba8670b1e545b3f3c0964

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