Extra services make summer travel a breeze

24 November 2020

More than 1,200 extra services will help keep customers COVID safe across the Sydney transport network, as people continue to return to the CBD and move around this summer.

Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the new summer timetable will kick off from December 1, and will allow more people to get to popular public places like shopping centres and beaches.

“More than 1,000 bus services will be added to the 3,300 extra services we added during the COVID pandemic, to help commuters enjoy all the city and surrounds have to offer this summer,” Mr Constance said.

“900 of the weekly services will be added on Friday and Saturday nights to help support Sydney’s night time economy, which is still recovering from the COVID crisis.

“An extra 236 weekend services will run to Bondi, Coogee and Manly beaches, while ferry frequency will also increase to meet current physical distancing requirements.”

Transport for NSW Chief Operations Officer Howard Collins said hundreds of extra staff will be retained for the summer to help customers move safely around the network. 

“We are continuing to do everything we can to support customers travelling on the public transport network, with increased cleaning, green physical distancing dots, and additional staff all still in place,” Mr Collins said.

“I thank all the commuters and businesses who have worked with us from day one and continue to work with us to keep services safe and moving.”

Breakdown of the extra summer services:

  • 600 weekly night bus services between 9pm and 1am on Friday and Saturday.
  • 300 weekly Nightrider services from midnight to 4.30am on Friday and Saturday.
  • 236 extra weekend services will run to Bondi, Coogee and Manly beach.
  • 70 weekly light rail services on the L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford Lines from 7pm on Wednesday to Sunday.
  • Manly Ferry Service uplifted from every 30 minutes to every 20 minutes during the day until 6pm.
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