Transport changes bring more services to Westmead

There will be a 17 per cent increase in train services to Westmead Station. Photo: Getty Images

Staff, families and patients will soon have even more ways to get to and from Westmead Hospital, with the introduction of new train, ferry and bus timetables by Transport for NSW.

The new timetables will officially come into effect on November 26 and will include more than 1500 new train services, close to 7000 new bus services and more than 140 ferry services across the state.

For the Westmead precinct, the changes mean 300 extra weekly bus services on Route 711, trains every three minutes to run between Parramatta and the CBD in peak periods and a 17 per cent increase in train services stopping at Westmead Station.

In addition to the new services, Transport for NSW will also make changes to the bus and train networks at Parramatta and Westmead to ensure better integration between different modes of transport, giving commuters more convenient and efficient ways to travel to and from the hospital and wider precinct.

The new timetables will help open up more options for staff across the precinct to travel to work without needing to drive, supporting both sustainability and health goals for the future.

It is important for staff to check the trip planner when these changes come into effect, as some current services may change or new options may be available for a quicker and easier way to commute.

The changes are hoped to encourage more people to not only use public transport around the Westmead precinct but also encourage more people, particularly staff, to be physically active by walking or cycling to and from these destinations instead of using their cars.

 

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