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Intro


Connect your commute

Discover smarter transport options and special offers for Macquarie Park and North Ryde commuters

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Intro


Connect your commute

Discover smarter transport options and special offers for Macquarie Park and North Ryde commuters

 

You've come to the right place

If you live, work, shop or study in Macquarie Park and North Ryde.

We know that navigating your transport options can be confusing, so Connect is here to help you out. Explore this site to discover your transport options and happenings in the precinct.

 
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Co-Hop


Ride-share

Co-Hop is Connect's new ride-share matching tool that rewards you and your buddies as you drive

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Co-Hop


Ride-share

Co-Hop is Connect's new ride-share matching tool that rewards you and your buddies as you drive

 

Take a two minute trip through Co-Hop to cut the cost of commuting

Just use the ‘carpool buddy’ tool and team up with fellow commuters near you to share the driving and give your wallet and your car the day off.

Created locally by Connect, Co-Hop makes finding the perfect car pool match simple.

It’s great for finding cycling buddies too and is already helping Macquarie Park and North Ryde commuters find easier and cheaper ways into work.

It’s easy and free so register now.

 
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Train


Train

3 new stations opened in 2009 connecting the precinct to the city and beyond

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Train


Train

3 new stations opened in 2009 connecting the precinct to the city and beyond

 

Real-time train info on the go

Download one of the handy train apps to the right and track your service on your mobile.

You can find out:

  • where your train service is right now
  • estimated arrival times
  • service updates
  • the closest stations
  • accessibility details.

Tools to help you get there:

Top 5 reasons to catch the train

Its good for your heart - its recommended that people walk for at least 30 minutes per day. Research shows that people who catch the train in Sydney walk on average of 38 minutes per day.

Get more you time - catching the train relieves the stress of daily traffic pain, it also reduces the stress of your commute so you arrive more relaxed.

Its good for your wallet - Catching public transport may be up to four times cheaper than travelling in your car. It can also save you the cost of buying, maintaining and running additional vehicles.

It helps fights congestion - congestion is estimated to cost NSW tax payers as much as $8.8 billion by 2020. Up to 12,000 people per day travel on public transport during peak periods, reducing congestion costs; that's equivalent to about eleven lanes of freeway traffic.

Its good for the planet - rail transport is recognised as an environmentally friendly form of transport.  The Australian Rail Association has documented that only 2.6% of Australia's transport greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to rail. This 2.6% includes both passenger and freight rail so, in fact passenger rail contributes even less!

If 10 per cent of car users started using public transport, then annually that potentially could save 89 lives and avoid almost 300 cases of disease.
— DR MARGARET BEAVIS, GENERAL PRACTITIONER

 
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Bus


Bus

Many buses routes run every 15 minutes during the weekday morning and evening rush hour

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Bus


Bus

Many buses routes run every 15 minutes during the weekday morning and evening rush hour

 

Highly connected

Almost 30 bus routes travel in and around Macquarie Park and North Ryde from centres including North Sydney, Chatswood and Castle Hill. Major transport providers include Sydney Buses, Forest Coach Lines, Hillsbus and Transdev.

It keeps getting better

Transport for NSW is delivering simpler, faster and better bus services for customers:

  • A simpler bus network - it's easy for you to understand and use
  • A faster bus network - gets where you want to go in the shortest amount of time. It is reliable and delivers frequent services that connect seamlessly with other buses, trains, light rail and ferries. 
  • A better bus network is more efficient, convenient and cost-effective with features that include a modern, comfortable fleet, real time customer information and world-class customer service. 


Did you know...

NSW has the largest and most modern bus fleet in Australia carrying more than 200 million passengers a year.  Also, there was a 5% increase in bus reliability over the past year. 


 
 
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Bike


Bike

World class biking on your doorstop

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Bike


Bike

World class biking on your doorstop

 

Be happier and healthier

Traveling by bicycle is good for you and for the planet, not to mention easier on your wallet than driving. Macquarie Park and North Ryde businesses offer world-class cycling amenities, and Connect is here to help you take advantage of them.

Get back on your bike - corporate bike sessions

Need a bike refresher? Been a while since you've been in the saddle?

Well you are in luck - in June the City of Ryde will be conducting free 2 hour cycling sessions for the local corporate community to help you - find out more and register today.
 

Cut your commute in half

If you live within a 5 km radius of Macquarie Park and North Ryde you can cut your commute time in half by riding your bike during peak-times.

Peak hour commute times

From West Pyble to Macquarie Park

Bike committee

City of Ryde's Bicycle Advisory Committee helps make biking in Macquarie Park and North Ryde safe, convenient and easy.

Together, we work to install and improve bike infrastructure and host numerous free events to encourage people to bike. Join the committee each month for an open, informal discussion and learn how you can help take action.

WHERE: Visit City of Ryde Bicyle Advisory Committee for details

WHEN: 2016 meeting dates - 1 February, 11 April, 20 June, 29 August

 

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Walk


Walk

Walking is a great way to get around, it also helps you stay fit and it’s free.

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Walk


Walk

Walking is a great way to get around, it also helps you stay fit and it’s free.

 

Explore the precinct by foot

Take time to smell the Brittle Midge Orchid, linger on some street art, sit by the river or see sights only glimpsed when walking. If you'd like to get to know the precinct a bit more, check our calendar for upcoming events or pick up one of our free walking maps.

How people get to work in Macquarie Park

Data source: 2011 Journey to Work Data Tables 12 and 13 based on the 2011 BTS Travel Zone (TZ) and 2011 Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC)


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Offers


Discounts and offers

Employees of Connect member business are entitled to an awesome range of transport discounts

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Offers


Discounts and offers

Employees of Connect member business are entitled to an awesome range of transport discounts

 

Because you deserve it

Connect gives its members and their employees instant discounts, freebies and priority offers for transport related benefits.

Current offers

  • GoGet - 6 months free GoOccasional membership
  • Divvy - $50.00 credit exclusive to Connect members
  • Bicycle NSW - 15% discount on membership of Bicycle NSW
  • BikeCitizensAPP + Finn - Free hands-free navigation app and smartphone holder for bikes

Not a member of Connect Macquarie Park + North Ryde? Do something for everyone - contact us to discuss your organisation or group needs.