How will you get to work on Monday?
Connect gives you in-depth insights into how the TfNSW timetable changes will impact your journey to Macquarie Park and North Ryde when the timetable changes come into effect on 26 November 2017.
The changes will add 1,500 new train services, an extra 7,000 weekly bus services as well as adjustments to existing services. Make sure you take a moment to plan your next trip.
Which bus routes into Macquarie Park are affected?
On the whole changes to buses servicing the Park have been favourable with only two cancelled routes and an increase in the frequency of many existing services. 50 additional weekly services have also been added to the routes from the Hills District to Macquarie Park during morning peak periods. The B-line, a fleet of new double-decker buses operating between Mona Vale and the City will also be introduced this weekend.
- Routes 607X, 611, 615X, 619, 620N and 621 will have additional services running during weekday peak periods, catering for an increased demand for travel to the Sydney CBD and Macquarie Park, specifically
- Route 611 between Blacktown and Macquarie Park will have 35 extra weekly services
- Route 621 between Castle Hill, Cherrybrook and Macquarie Park will have 10 extra weekly services
- Route 619 between Rouse Hill/Castle Hill and Macquarie Park will have 5 extra weekly services
- If you are travelling from Auburn to Macquarie University via Route 544, you will now need to exit at the bus stops on Epping or along Herring Road as this bus route will now travel to Macquarie Centre via Epping and Herring Roads instead of University Avenue.
- Route 630 from Blacktown and route 289 from Lane Cove will no longer operate, however route 292 (Marsfield to City via Macquarie Park and Lane Cove) will be changed to run along Mowbray Road providing an all-day service to and from Lane Cove Interchange, the City and Macquarie Park seven days a week. In total an extra 140 additional weekly services will be added to route 292.
Enhancements to train services
On the whole more services are running with more late night and weekend trains - an extra 750 services have been added at the weekend.
The lines most affected by change include the T2 Line which now separates into the T2 (Inner West & Leppington Line) and the T8 (Airport & South Line). Those travelling from the south may now need to change at Clyde for onward travel to Parramatta and the City, or Glenfield to join the T5 Cumberland Line and T2 Inner West Line. The T2 Line also now extends through to Parramatta.
The Blue Mountains Line is introducing express tourist services on the weekends stopping at key station hubs on the line.
Why have the changes been made?
TfNSW has advised the changes are plan to simplify our transport network to better meet the needs of our growing city by focusing on service frequency during peak usage times, along with improving connections between trains, buses and ferries.