Action for Public Transport (N.S.W.) Inc.

P O Box K606
Haymarket NSW 1240
5 May 2017

Roads and Maritime Services
Transport for NSW
PO Box 973
Parramatta NSW 2150
email: m41buspriority@rms.nsw.gov.au

Bus Priority Program

Submission on M41 bus services

Action for Public Transport (NSW) is a transport advocacy group active in Sydney since 1974. We promote the interests of beneficiaries of public transport; both passengers, and the wider community. We make this submission on the Review of Environmental Factors dated March 2017 relating to route M41 services.

Bus priority

The project is designated Bus Priority Program but there are two difficulties with that name:

The termini

The departure bus stops at both Hurstville Station and Macquarie Centre can be difficult for prospective passengers to find. In the former case, there are some stops north of the station and some south. In the latter case, most are in Herring Road but some are in Waterloo Road. There should be multiple diagrams posted at such places so that first-time users can easily find their correct departure stops. APTNSW's experience is that bus authorities are reluctant to provide such diagrams; RMS should include them in the bus priority program.

The route

Especially in a long route such as M41 which takes about 90 minutes, RMS should do what it can to make bus travel speeds acceptable and consistent.

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