Friday, July 1, 2011

Mount Druitt Free Bus Shuttle Service - Some Possible Barriers!

It may be from  a NSW Government source advised like any new  governments  that all free bus shuttle Bus Free Bus Shuttles services will be reviewed, as it it appears they were politically placed in safe previous Labor NSW Government Seats. Thus meaning it could have been a 'political football,' just to have them placed in strategic suburbs to retain their future votes. I always thought Government decisions were not politically based to support one one of government but to support all communities within government.

It appears patronage figure are not available on these bus service, to make matters worse!

But we will lobby onwards and get what the people of Mount Druitt want and need!

Here is the information of free shuttle bus shuttle services from Transport NSW:


The NSW Government operates free shuttlee bus services around the state. They run in a loop and make it easy for people to get from one end of their CBD location to the other, and in between.

People can board these high frequency buses from any bus stop marked with the greenshuttle logo.
Each bus is an accessible bus that can be used by people in wheelchairs or with other accessibility requirements, and parents or carers with prams.
The free shuttle services are as follows (details on each service are listed below):

Bankstown     Blacktown     Cabramatta     Campbelltown
Gosford         Kogarah        Liverpool         Newcastle
Parramatta    Penrith          Sydney CBD    Wollongong



BANKSTOWN – Commenced March 14, 2011

The free Bankstown Shuttle runs every 20 minutes. The service operates on a one-way loop starting from Bankstown Interchange connecting Centro Bankstown, Meredith Street, Bankstown RSL Club, Brandon Avenue and Bankstown Sports Club.
The route number for the Bankstown Shuttle is 950.
Hours of operation are:
Weekdays: 9.15am to 2.30pm
Weekends: 9.15am to 5.40pm

 BLACKTOWN – Commenced March 14, 2011

The free Blacktown Shuttle runs every 15 minutes. The service operates on a one-way loop starting from Blacktown Interchange connecting Westpoint Blacktown, K-Mart, Civic Centre, Main Street, TAFE, Medical Precinct, Blacktown Hospital, Centrelink and Blacktown RSL.
The route number for the Blacktown Shuttle is 720.
Hours of operation are:
Weekdays: 9.00am to 2.15pm
Weekends: 9.00am to 5.30pm

CABRAMATTA – Commenced March 14, 2011

The free Cabramatta Shuttle runs every 15 minutes. The service operates on a one-way loop starting from Cabramatta Interchange connecting Railway Parade, Canley Vale Interchange, Adams Park, Canley Vale Road, Canley Heights, Cambridge Street, St Johns Road and Bartley Street.
The route number for the Cabramatta Shuttle is 88.
Hours of operation are:
Weekdays: 9.00am to 2.30pm
Weekends: 9.00am to 5.30pm

 CAMPBELLTOWN – Commenced January 31, 2011

The free Campbelltown shuttle runs every 20 minutes. The service operates on a clockwise one way loop from Dumaresq Street connecting Campbelltown Hospital, Macarthur Square, Macarthur Transport Interchange, Marketfair, Koshigaya Park, and Campbelltown Mall.
The route number for the Campbelltown Shuttle is 777.
Hours of operation are:
Weekdays: 9.00am to 2.35pm
Weekends: 9.00am to 5.35pm.

GOSFORD - Commenced January 31, 2011

The free Gosford Shuttle runs every 20 minutes. It replaces the previous Route 41 service and operates on the same loop, but in the opposite direction (anti-clock wise). Therefore commuters should be aware bus stops will move to the opposite side of the street.
The service operates from Gosford Station connecting Gosford Hospital, Gosford High School, Gosford Indoor Sports Centre, Donnison Street, Gosford TAFE, and the Imperial Centre.
The route number for the Gosford Shuttle is 41.
Hours of operation are:
Weekdays: 8.45am to 2.45pm, with other services outside these hours.
Saturdays: 9.05am to 4.05pm
Sundays: 9.05am, 12.05am, and 3.05pm

KOGARAH – Commenced March 14, 2011

The free Kogarah Shuttle runs every 15 minutes. The service operates on a one-way loop starting from Kogarah InterchanShuttle is 430.
Hours of operation are:
Weekdays: 9.00am to 2.45pm
Weekends: 9.00am to 5.45pm

LIVERPOOL – Commenced January 31, 2011

The free Liverpool Shuttle runs every 20 minutes. The service operates on a one way loop from Liverpool Station connecting Liverpool Post Office, Northumberland Street, Liverpool Library, Westfield Liverpool, Forbes Street, and Liverpool Hospital.
The route number for the Liverpool Shuttle is 999.
Hours of operation are:
Weekdays: 9.00am to 2.30pm.
Weekends: 9.00am to 5.45pm.

NEWCASTLE – Commenced March 14, 2011

The free Newcastle Shuttle runs every 20 minutes. The service operates on a one-way loop starting from Newcastle Station connecting Scott Street, Hunter Street, Honeysuckle Precinct, Wickham Interchange, City West, Donald Street, Hamilton CafĂ© Precinct, Tudor Street, TAFE, Marketown Shopping Centre and King Street.
The route number for the Newcastle Shuttle is 555.
Hours of operation are:
Weekdays: 9.00am to 2.40pm
Weekends: 9.00am to 5.40pm


PARRAMATTA – Commenced March 14, 2011

The free Parramatta Shuttle runs every 10 minutes. The service operates on a one-way loop starting from Parramatta Interchange connecting Westfield Parramatta, Macquarie Street West, O’Connell Street, Parramatta Leagues Club, Church Street North, Prince Alfred Park, Lennox Bridge, Phillip Street, Parramatta Wharf and Charles Street. The Department of Transport now funds the shuttle service, previously provided by the council, and has extended its operation to seven days a week.
The route number for the Parramatta Shuttle is 900.
Hours of operation are:
Weekdays: 7.00am to 6.30pm
Weekends: 8.00am to 4.00pm

PENRITH – Commenced March 14, 2011

The free Penrith Shuttle runs every 15 minutes. The service operates on a one-way loop starting from Penrith Interchange connecting TAFE, Centro Nepean, Centrebet Stadium, Howell Oval, Penrith Panthers and Penrith Showground.
The route number for the Penrith Shuttle is 787.
Hours of operation are:
Weekdays: 9.00am to 2.30pm
Weekends: 9.00am to 5.30pm

SYDNEY CBD – Commenced 2008

The free Sydney CBD Shuttle runs every 10 minutes. The service operates in both directions on a loop from Central Station to Circular Quay via Elizabeth and George Streets.
The route number for the Sydney CBD Shuttle is 555.
Hours of operation are:
Weekdays: 9.30am to 3.30pm, with a late finish of 9pm on Thursday evenings.
Weekends: 9.30am to 6.00pm.

WOLLONGONG – Commenced 2009

The free Gong Shuttle runs every 10 to 20 minutes. The service operates in both directions on a loop from Wollongong Station to Wollongong University via Wollongong Hospital, Burelli Street and the Innovation Campus.
The route numbers for the Gong Shuttle are 55A and 55C.
Hours of operation are:
Weekdays:  7.00am to 6.00pm every 10 minutes, 6.00pm to 10.00pm every 20 minutes.
Weekends: 8.00am to 6.00pm every 20 minutes.

My comments are that after viewing the bus shuttle services around Sydney - I agree they may have politically be structured in safe Labor seats  before the NSW State Election, the tide has changed in a lot of them. Where the free bus shuttle services are based are now in a lot of marginal seats or seats now held strong by the NSW Liberal Government - thus caution should be placed with  decision makers as to any possible removal of these bus services.
These services can also provide a great tourist attraction to overseas visitors when visiting suburban shopping hubs as well as providing essential transport services making communities linking communities in a better affective way.


Check our Map on the proposed mount Druitt Free Bus Shuttle Loop as follows:
http://mountdruittcommuters.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-idea-of-mt-druitt-free-shuttle-plus.html





2 comments:

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imawestie said...

Unfortunately for The Druitt. All those other shuttle busses seem to have pretty strong commercial activities that they support, eg, moving people from Penrith train station to Penrith Panthers grounds. Which I would hope mean, there is some commercial sponsorship of such routes...

It would be difficult to find such commercial justification for a shuttle bus around Mount Druitt.

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