Busways welcomes funding for Western and Greater Sydney bus services


Premier Addressing Media

Western Sydney commuters will be big winners from an investment of $139.5 million into public bus services announced on Friday, 14 June 2024 by the NSW Government at Busways Blacktown Depot.

Transport Minister Jo Haylen, alongside NSW Premier Chris Minns, Deputy Premier Prue Car, Blacktown MP Stephen Bali, Riverstone MP Warren Kirby and TfNSW Coordinator-General Howard Collins, joined in announcing the investment in bus growth services, technology, fleet, infrastructure and medium-term planning across greater Sydney.

For Western Sydney bus customers, NSW Premier Chris Minns revealed plans to roll out new electric buses, increase services for existing routes, and introduce new routes soon.

There will also be upgrades to existing fleet technology to improve live information for customers.

Byron Rowe, Managing Director at Busways welcomed the much-needed investment into services for an area of Sydney that is experiencing exponential population growth and development. 

“This will be good for our customers, and we look forward to rolling out these changes over time in partnership with Transport for NSW,” Mr Rowe said.

Min. Haylen talking to women driver

The announcement follows a visit by Minister Haylen, the Deputy Premier, and Penrith MP Karen McKeown to the Penrith depot on Wednesday, 12 June 2024. They spoke with drivers and explored the existing Western Sydney electric bus fleet, gaining insights into the operation and positive impact of electric buses.

[Link to Govt media release]