Monday, March 25, 2013

More Looping Bus Services Require By Blacktown Commuter

 A lovely  public transport interested lady from Blacktown travels on City Rail trains from Blacktown and compares planning of bus routes from the City of Blacktown to the City of Parramatta and claims that Parramatta plans its buses on looping bus services. That means buses leaving one way and returning back to Parramatta in the same trip.
Amazing! It is amazing that so many people I speak to on trains and  buses and all people have so many different ideas, said in different ways and styles. This one was a brilliant idea - so simple and  yet so clever.

A find example is the Parramatta Shuttle Bus, which in itself is a looping shuttle bus service:

Free Parramatta Shuttle Bus

The Parramatta Shuttle Bus (formerly The Loop) is a free transport solution that connects tourists, residents and commuters to the commercial, retail and recreational landmarks of the city.
The free Parramatta Shuttle Bus runs every 10 minutes, seven days a week.
Monday to Friday Between 7.00am and 6.30pm
Saturday and Sunday Between 8.00am and 4.00pm
The free Shuttle Bus is a great way to get around Parramatta its fast, free and easy to find.
The Parramatta free Shuttle Bus operates on a continuous loop around the city centre connecting rail, bus and ferry transport interchanges with local clubs and shops, and other community hubs.
You dont need a ticket or a timetable just look out for the green bus and jump on board.
Parramatta City Council introduced The Loop service in 2008. This Parramatta Shuttle Bus now runs seven days a week and is coloured bright green.
 Download the map here. For more information visit or call 131500.

Free Shuttle Bus Map for Parramatta

**This is where we in Mount Druitt are lobbying for a Free Shuttle Bus Service - refer to previous blogs.
What Selina was on about was she would like to bus services  in Blacktown go to Walters Road and Tinsdale School, which returns back to Blacktown - the idea is to have buses go past schools reaching local communities.
She hasn't been on the free shuttle bus in Blacktown, just doesn't know where to catch the bus and has never been on one in Blacktown.
Blacktown Free Shuttle bus details:

 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

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