New Village to Village bus routes

Two new and free 'village to village' shuttle bus routes will begin operating next month to improve connections between local communities and essential services and facilities.

The routes - from Redfern to Camperdown via Green Square, and from Millers Point to Broadway via Pyrmont - will operate on Thursdays and Fridays between 8.45am and 5pm.

The two new village to village routes, on top of the two the City already runs from Redfern to Broadway and Broadway to Woolloomooloo, will give people better access to essential services, businesses and friends that otherwise would be hard to reach.

The City funds the services through a grant to South East Sydney Community Transport, which operates the buses.

Funding is will increase to $189,000 for 2013/14 with the introduction of the new routes, which fill a gap in the services provided by regular bus operators and provide vital connections for communities with limited access to public transport.

The new routes and destinations have been created in consultation with local residents, members of community services and passengers of the existing village to village services.

The Redfern to Camperdown route begins at Poets Corner in Redfern, with planned stops at Danks Street plaza in Waterloo, Green Square station, Erskineville station and shops, King Street, Newtown Library, and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown.

The second new route makes its way from Millers Point to Pyrmont, with planned stops at the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Sydney Fish Markets and Broadway shopping centre.

An average of 100 trips per day are taken on each village to village bus, with over 20,000 passengers getting where they need to go each year across the two existing routes.

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