Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced that Pittwater commuters will soon benefit from a new Keoride hub at Avalon Beach.

The highly popular on-demand public transport service connects passengers to their nearest transport hub at Mona Vale, Warriewood or Narrabeen.

From 27 January, passengers booking a Keoride trip from locations north of Mona Vale Road will be able to select Avalon Beach as a new transport hub. This will be in addition to their current option of travelling to Mona Vale’s B-Line bus stop.

“Thank you to the residents and community organisations who have provided suggestions,” Rob Stokes said today.

“The new point will be between Avalon Surf Club and Avalon Parade and will provide Keoride passengers with improved access to and from Avalon services – including the E88 and L90 city services, and the 199 Manly service.

“Passengers in Narrabeen and Ingleside will also benefit with improved access to their nearest transport hubs, with an expansion of Keoride’s service area to include the peninsula along Narrabeen Beach, and additional streets in Ingleside.

“The expanded service area will also include the Sydney Academy of Sport – providing a convenient link from the Narrabeen B-Line hub to this regional sporting facility.”

With Keoride’s increasing popularity, and to ensure trips continue to be as efficient as possible, the service’s route optimisation technology may also now ask some passengers to walk a short distance at the start or end of their trip – for example, to a nearby cross street or street corner.

“Passengers who are less mobile will still be able to be picked up and dropped off at their street address, and this preference can be noted on your profile,” Rob Stokes said.

Passengers are welcome to call the Keoride team on 1800 536 743 if they have any questions, or chat with their driver.

The Keoride pilot in Pittwater is one of Transport for NSW’s most successful on-demand public transport trials across the state, and will be further reviewed later this year to determine the ongoing approach to service delivery.