On Demand Bus transport is becoming a more attractive option for the Sutherland Shire community, with changes to the Transdev Link On Demand Transport pilot announced today to better service customer needs.
From January 15, the four service area zones will be adjusted to become one zone and more suburbs have now been included.
Weekday hours are being expanded to operate one hour earlier, allowing the service to accommodate more customers wishing to travel to railway stations and bus services during peak commuting hour.
Shire MP’s, Mark Speakman, Eleni Petinos and Lee Evans announced the changes today.
“Customers will be able to travel from designated meeting points across this wider service area with just one booking,” Ms Petinos said.
“The service area is also being expanded to Oyster Bay, Kareela and Taren Point, and the remaining parts of Caringbah, Kirrawee, Gymea and Jannali.”
Customers will still be able to enjoy the convenience of being picked up at their home or another desired location, and they can choose to be dropped off at one of 24 predefined hubs across the service area. Hubs will include places of interest such as railway stations, shopping centres and the hospital.
A new pricing structure will also be implemented, based on distance travelled.
A one-way trip for a journey up to three kilometres will be $2.60 ($1.30 concessional) while a trip over three kilometres will be $4.30 ($2.15 concessional).
From January 15, New On Demand operating hours will be:
- 6am to 8pm, Monday to Friday
- 10am to 4pm, Saturday & Sunday
- Public Holidays, no service
The Transdev Link service is one of 10 unique On Demand public transport trials the NSW Government is running across Sydney and Outer Sydney metro areas.
“On Demand transport is about personalising services for our customers,” Mr Evans said.
“So far, patronage growth for all pilots has been encouraging with more than 200,000 trips already provided across the pilots. Uptake has been among the strongest in the world for this new form of transport.”
Mr Speakman said weekend hours had also been adjusted according to customer demand.
To find out more or book a ride, please visit Transdev Link.