More residents in Minto now have improved access to public transport in the Macarthur region after two bus services were reinstated this week.
Campbelltown City Council has been working with Transport NSW and Interline Bus Services to reinstate the bus services to travel along Pendergast Avenue and Elizabeth McRae Avenue, Minto, starting yesterday, Thursday, December 20.
These services, Routes 870 and 871, are part of the Campbelltown to Liverpool and return bus services.
The routes were temporarily changed during the redevelopment of the Minto One housing estate.
The buses were diverted along Townson Avenue during the construction period, which included realignment of Pendergast Avenue and Elizabeth McRae Avenue.
“Reinstating the 870 and 871 bus routes through the two streets will be welcomed by residents in Minto, especially in the lead up to the Christmas and summer holiday period,’’ Mayor George Brticevic said.
“The re-established routes will service a wider area of Minto and continue to have the same destinations,’’ Cr Brticevic said.
“There will be two bus stops in each direction on the two reinstated streets.
The existing Route 872 will continue to operate along Townson Avenue, Minto, without any changes.
Cr Brticevic said accessible public transport was very important in a liveable city.
“Accessible public transport gives people the option of travelling to work, the shops and leisure activities as well as to visit family and friends without relying on their cars,’’ he said.
“This will reduce traffic congestion and the number of vehicles on our roads.’’