SYDNEY BUS CUSTOMERS URGED TO PLAN AHEAD ON MONDAY

Due to a planned lunchtime employee briefing, customers should avoid bus travel in Sydney’s northern suburbs, eastern suburbs, lower north shore and northern beaches on Monday 24 August between 11am and 1pm.

Transport for NSW Chief Operations Officer Howard Collins said capacity on transport services will be impacted across these parts of Sydney with a significant reduction in State Transit bus services for the two hour period.

Mr Collins said with reduced bus services on the road at this time, customers need to avoid bus travel for the two hour period, to allow room for essential workers to get to and from work.

“It is critical that public transport capacity is reserved for frontline workers such as nurses, paramedics and police officers, who are continuing to provide essential health and safety services for our community,” Mr Collins said.

“Our message to the community is that if you need to travel, start planning alternative transport arrangements such other public transport options, driving, walking, cycling or using point to point services such as taxis or ride share during this period.”

When travelling on public transport, customers should continue to look out for green dots as a guide to where they can sit or stand. It is also strongly recommended that customers wear a face mask when travelling on the public transport network.

“It’s critically important that we maintain physical distancing on public transport to slow the spread of COVID-19,” Mr Collins said.

Customers using Transport apps, such as TripView and NextThere, will be able to see if their bus service has been cancelled. Customers looking for more information on other public transport options should visit transportnsw.info.

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