Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Metrobus SMS-Back Bus Arrival Info

SMS your bus stop number to 0488 TXT BUS (0488 898 287).

131500 are trialling a new SMS-back system for some of the Metrobus services. This will provide 'real-time' information about the arrival of your bus to the bus stop.

The success of this trial relies on people understanding how to use the system so some community education will be needed, especially to make sure people can find out how to locate their bus stop number. Tell everyone to try this new system out and give some feedback to the 131500 suggestion and complaints service. Click here for the full details

Monday, December 13, 2010

New Metrobus M90 Service into Liverpool

From the Liverpool Leader newspaper:

THIRTY Metrobuses will hit the streets of Liverpool this week.

The red, air-conditioned, wheelchair-accessible buses feature electronic “next stop” displays and digital audio messaging.

Full story click here

Thursday, December 9, 2010

New Rail Car Park Opens At St Marys

From the Premier's News Release:
The NSW Government today officially opened a new, 500 space multi-storey car park at St Marys railway station, providing local commuters with free and untimed parking. The new St Marys commuter car park includes 19 dedicated spaces for people with a disability, 12 motorcycle spaces, lift access, CCTV surveillance and security lighting.
Click here for the full release.

News from Transport NSW about the Western Express rail project

The Western Express Rail Program was announced in February 2010 as part of the Metropolitan Transport Plan. For up-to-date information about the project, click here.

Under Western Express, new express train services will be introduced from Penrith and Richmond, delivering major travel time savings and additional rail capacity for commuters right through to the heart of the city.

To achieve this, a new 5.4km priority tunnel, known as the City Relief Line, is planned to be built between Redfern and Wynyard. Benefits from Western Express will be felt right around the CityRail system, especially for people travelling on the Penrith, Richmond, Liverpool via Granville, Epping via Strathfield and Hurstville to city lines.

Western Express will also allow trains from the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Newcastle to travel through the city and terminate at Wynyard, eliminating the need to change trains at Central.

Opposition Responds To WSPTU Request for Cumberland Line

On November 13 the WSPTU formerly adopted the policy that the Cumberland Line should be used more to improve links between Penrith, Parramatta, Fairfield, Liverpool and Campbelltown and to reduce congestion on the peak-hour express services between Penrith and Parramatta. This policy was supported by the Liverpool Transport Taskforce.

The State Opposition has responded to public requests regarding the Cumberland Line and has made a commitment to improve services there.

Click here for a report copied from the Liverpool Leader featuring comments from the President of the Liverpool Transport Taskforce, George Smith.

Click below for an online version.
Liberals pledge to boost train services on the Cumberland line - Transport & Traffic - News - Liverpool Leader">