Liberals promise to boost bus services in Macarthur

Liberals promise to boost bus services in Macarthur

Macarthur bus services are set to get a boost if the coalition is re-elected on march 23.

More than 14,000 extra weekly bus services will be delivered over the next four years under a NSW Liberals and Nationals government.

Liberal candidate Peter Sidgreaves said passengers in the Camden electorate were set to be among the biggest beneficiaries.

He said Austral, Catherine Field, Gledswood Hills, Gregory Hills, Harrington Park, Leppington, Narellan and Oran Park residents would benefit from improved services.

“I know how much people rely on our services, and I am pleased we are able to continue to improve and increase services, particularly in areas with high demand,” Mr Sidgreaves said.

“We’ve already added over 32,000 weekly bus services since coming into government.

"This is in stark contrast to Labor who cancelled 1500 bus services when they were last in power.”

A new route between Austral and Carnes Hill will be delivered, alongside benefits to existing routes including the 840 route from Oran Park to Campbelltown via Gregory Hills, the 841 route from Narellan to Leppington and the 896 route from Oran Park to Campbelltown via Narellan.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said the NSW Liberals and Nationals had worked hard to improve bus services across the state and this commitment would take the total number of services added since the party was elected to 50,000.

“By putting on more bus services we are making it easier for commuters to leave their cars at home, easing congestion on our roads,” Mr Constance said.