Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes is reminding residents that improvements to bus services north of Mona Vale commence from this weekend.
The additional services, commencing 2 December, follow Transport for NSW’s decision not to pursue the extension of B-Line services to Newport, in response to community feedback and construction complexities.
- An additional 15 weekday E88 express services will operate across the week between North Avalon and Wynyard.
- Weekday morning E88 services departing North Avalon will be extended beyond 7:56am, with additional services at 8:16am and 8:36am.
- In the evening, weekday E88 services from Wynyard to North Avalon will be extended beyond 7:37pm, with an additional service at 8:07pm.
- 31 additional L90 services will operate across the week between Palm Beach and Wynyard.
- Weekday L90 services from Wynyard to Palm Beach will restart after the evening peak, with new services at 9:15pm, 10:15pm, 11:15pm and 12:15am.
- Weekday L90 services from Palm Beach to Wynyard will be extended beyond 3:10pm, with additional services at 4:10pm and 5:10pm.
- On Saturday evenings, L90 services departing Wynyard will be extended from 11:33pm to 12:33am.
- Late night 188 services will continue to operate after midnight from the city to Avalon Beach until the early hours of the morning.
- The operating hours of Pittwater’s on-demand transport service Keoride have also been extended until 11:30pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and until 9pm on Sundays.
“These are important additions to our local bus network,” Rob Stokes said today.
“These improvements will address identified gaps and extend the operating hours of services north of Mona Vale.
“Evening L90 services are being reinstated to assist late evening commuters, such as workers and uni students, to catch a direct bus home from the city to Palm Beach.
“Keoride has revolutionised public transport in Pittwater and its operating hours have also been extended later into the evening.
“Our community’s particularly hilly geography makes access to some streets and areas impossible for traditional buses – that’s where Keoride comes in and works really well.
“These improvements are a welcome addition to the range of transport options available for Pittwater residents north of Mona Vale,” Rob Stokes said.
When travelling to the city, commuters have the choice of either catching the high frequency 199 service to connect with rapid turn-up-and-go B-Line services at Mona Vale; using the timetable to catch direct E88, E89 and L90 services from North Avalon, Avalon Beach, Newport and Palm Beach; or booking the highly popular Keoride on-demand transport service right from their doorstep.