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by swtt
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 238
Views: 14364

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

To give some idea of the scope for interworking, here is just one block of work, extracted from Anytrip: Sunday 24 January Macquare Park 04.04, 550 Parramatta 05.00, 501 Pitt Street 06.15 501 Parramatta 07.28, 525 Strathfield 08.10, 525 Parramatta 08.56, 521 Eastwood 09.52, 515 Top Ryde arr: 10.06 ...
by swtt
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 238
Views: 14364

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

When I checked the bus route a few days ago, there were bus stops in both directions at Meadowbank station. Both stops are now removed. Where were those stops located? Google Maps and Trip Planner both confirm that the Estia Health Ryde is the second last stop for 518: https://i.imgur.com/mINFTqT.p...
by swtt
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 238
Views: 14364

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

I notice that 518s do not actually stop at Meadowbank Station ( both directions). Not quite sure why 518s need to turn right from Bowden Street to Constitutions Road rather than going straight to the wharf through Bowden Street. There were a few people waiting at Meadowbank Station for a bus to Top...
by swtt
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 238
Views: 14364

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

The new 500X terminus at West Ryde is a bit disappointing. No fanfare in welcoming such a frequent route. Not to mention, still the old yellow bus stop.

I would've thought the new hop style bus stop would've been at least, more fitting.

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by swtt
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 238
Views: 14364

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

The new 500X seems to offer very competitive travel times to the rail equivalent, and at better frequencies. Is West Ryde a really busy suburb? West Ryde seems to be much less busy than Eastwood or Epping. However, it has ample layover capacity. But it's using the eastern side of the station, which...
by swtt
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 238
Views: 14364

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

Petition created by the Ryde mayor. Let's see if this puts any pressure in reversing the changes to the 515, 518 & M52. https://www.jeromelaxale.com/buscuts Given a number of glaring errors and the usual partisan hyperbole at the description of the petition, the mayor might like to better acquaint ...
by swtt
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 238
Views: 14364

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

From the petition page, 525 will no longer come to Macquarie University and only service Parramatta to Strathfield ????????? Since when did 525 go to Macquarie Uni? Getting it confused with the 545. I genuinely wonder what the Opal data says for Routes 515 and 518 regarding patronage into town and ...
by swtt
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta Rd revamp: What area looks like after WestConnex
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Parramatta Rd revamp: What area looks like after WestConnex

My take: that fabled rapid bus route along Parramatta Road was meant to have run from https://www.9news.com.au/national/parramatta-road-double-deckers-transform-sydney-traffic/68d88079-17de-403e-b8eb-485dfff295e8 Homebush to Central, almost identical to B1, and on other occasions reported as somethi...
by swtt
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Parramatta Rd revamp: What area looks like after WestConnex
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Parramatta Rd revamp: What area looks like after WestConnex

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/parramatta-rd-revamp-what-area-looks-like-after-westconnex/news-story/d6266700e0476c832d3ae754567e340d Can you beautify a 23km ‘scar’ through the heart of Sydney? The NSW Government is embarking on an ambitious plan to turn Parramatta Rd green. See the proj...
by swtt
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 4223

Re: STA Observations 2021

Mr OC Benz wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:47 pm
Looks like this has been addressed with recent changes. I have regularly seen a couple of artics on the 114 on weekend afternoons,
Hopefully people also know to use Route 238 (which operates every 20 minutes during weekends) out of Balmoral Beach to interchange at Mosman Junction for Route 100?
by swtt
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 238
Views: 14364

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

Hopefully tomorrow (weekday) the updated route 458 will be available. The interactive map does not display the route 458 from 24 Jan onwards, this should be rectified tomorrow. The new timetables for Night Ride routes N80 & N81 should be updated soon to reflect STA as the operator. Hopefully the sa...
by swtt
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 238
Views: 14364

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

Speaking of Route 525: when the route is shortened to operate out of Strathfield only, it seems the weekend DFO services will also disappear. Currently on weekends they operate in the peak direction for around 3 hours each, at 30 minute intervals. It amounts to around 8 trips per direction per day o...
by swtt
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 238
Views: 14364

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

https://transportnsw.info/news/2021/additional-bus-services-service-changes#homepage ...and Bondi Junction to City only during the peaks?!? This does not appear to be correct. The data in the trip planner shows trips from North Bondi and Bondi Beach through to Circular Quay and Martin Place in the ...
by swtt
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 238
Views: 14364

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

Have a look at what Mr OC Benz wrote above. The trip planner shows the 333’s route structure remains as it is - it’s just misleading wording on Transport’s info page, relating to some frequency improvements on the section of route between Bondi Junction and the City. The front page blurb was also c...
by swtt
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 238
Views: 14364

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

Also, not sure if it's been mentioned, but as these changes kick in with Route 458 transferred into Region 6, the STA will no longer operate any services into Burwood.



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by swtt
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 238
Views: 14364

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

https://transportnsw.info/news/2021/additional-bus-services-service-changes#homepage What?!?! 333 getting additional stops, and Bondi Junction to City only during the peaks?!? 333N being withdrawn and replaced with 333? By the look of the map, it's only one extra stop (Oxford St @ Queen St Inbound ...
by swtt
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 238
Views: 14364

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

https://transportnsw.info/news/2021/add ... s#homepage

What?!?! 333 getting additional stops, and Bondi Junction to City only during the peaks?!? 333N being withdrawn and replaced with 333?
by swtt
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 238
Views: 14364

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

The 507 changes are a very ambitious increase in frequency. For residents the choices are fantastic. I hope the patronage level matches. Doubling of off peak and weekend frequency to half hourly (ironically as the 507 was when first introduced). Earlier services and every 10 minutes in the am peak,...
by swtt
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 238
Views: 14364

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

Looks like there won't be a spearate notice regarding these changes. The @BusesInfo Twitter handle is simply reusing the 3/12/2020 one (unlike the Northern Beaches changes).

https://mobile.twitter.com/BusesInfo/st ... 5351760896
by swtt
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 238
Views: 14364

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

PDF timetables now available.

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by swtt
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney commuters gain 1200 more bus, light rail and ferry services for summer
Replies: 23
Views: 2796

Re: Sydney commuters gain 1200 more bus, light rail and ferry services for summer

That's because the loss of 4 buses per hour (in the off peak) there is probably, still relatively inconsequential.
by swtt
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Sydney commuters gain 1200 more bus, light rail and ferry services for summer
Replies: 23
Views: 2796

Re: Sydney commuters gain 1200 more bus, light rail and ferry services for summer

On weekends there are a large number of shortworking 314s between Coogee Beach and Randwick Junction. There is a service every 15 minutes between these two points now, which is a large upgrade compared to the old hourly Sunday frequency. There are plenty of 372/373 services between these two points...
by swtt
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 238
Views: 14364

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

Also, two weeks out now and still no new PDF timetables uploaded.

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by swtt
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 238
Views: 14364

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

Actually, counting up the buses departing Top Ryde City for either Central or Town Hall in the off peak (excluding the 507 as it's way too circuitous), this will be a decrease of 1 bus per hour during the off peak. Currently: 501 - 3 services/hr 515 - 2 services/hr 518 - 2 services/hr M52 - 4 servic...
by swtt
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7
Replies: 238
Views: 14364

Re: Jan 2021 bus changes - STA region 7

kypros1992 wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:12 pm 500X has two extra inbound/outbound stops in Gladesville and one extra stop at Drummoyne
In short, it's a tiny bit slower than the M52 from Ryde to Town Hall?

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