Griffith customers will benefit from more travel choices as additional and extended services are rolled out across its bus network from July 20.

Duty MLC for Murray Wes Fang said the new timetable was part of the NSW Nationals in Government’s 16 Regional Cities program to deliver more travel flexibility to regional communities and provide better connections to where customers need to go for work, schools, health, and social and recreational activities.

“We will be delivering 57 additional services to the bus network in Griffith so that the local community has more access and more choice when it comes to travelling around the city,” Mr Fang said.

“We have spoken to operators and the local council about what services would be of benefit and implemented network changes that will support improved connectivity.

“The additional trips will enable travel to and from employment, TAFE, dining, as well as connecting to the new rail service to Goulburn.”

NSW Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Minister Toole said the changes to the Griffith bus network would make public transport a valid option for people going about their daily tasks.

“The 16 Regional Cities program marks another step forward in our efforts to build a stronger public transport offering across regional NSW that gives customers more choice and flexibility,” Mr Toole said.

“This is about improving transport connectivity to support the growth of regional communities.”

GRIFFITH NETWORK CHANGES:

Route 940: Griffith to East Griffith (& return)
• Extension of weekday hours of services from 6 pm until 8 pm by introducing one additional return trip on all weeknights.
• Introduction of a Thursday-only early morning service to Griffith station to connect to the new rail service (to Goulburn) departing at 07:25 am
• Extension of Saturday hours from midday to 7 pm by introducing four additional return trips

Route 941: Griffith to North Griffith (& return)
• Extension of weekday morning hours from 9 am to 7 am by introducing one additional trip on all weekday mornings
• Extension of weekday afternoon hours from 5 pm until 7 pm by introducing one additional trip on all weeknights
• Extension of Saturday hours from midday to 7 pm by introducing four additional return trips

Route 942: Griffith to Pioneer / South Griffith (& return)
• Extension of weekday morning hours from 9 am to 7 am by introducing one additional trip on all weekday mornings
• Extension of weekday afternoon hours from 5 pm until 7 pm by introducing one additional trip on all weeknights
• Introduction of an additional Thursday-only early morning trip connecting to Griffith station to provide local transport for customers catching the new rail service (to Goulburn) departing at 07:25 AM on Thursday mornings
• Introduction of an additional Wednesday-only late evening trip connecting to Griffith station to provide local transport for customers arriving on the new rail service (from Goulburn) arriving at 08:35 PM on Wednesday nights
• On Saturdays, introduction of a new return trip at midday, and extension of hours until 8 pm by introducing three additional return trips
Route 946: Griffith to Mayfair / Three Ways (& return)
• Extension of weekday morning hours from 9 am to 7 am by introducing one additional trip on all weekday mornings
• Extension of weekday afternoon hours from 5 pm until 7 pm by introducing one additional trip on all weeknights
• Introduction of an additional Thursday-only early morning trip connecting to Griffith station to provide local transport for customers catching the new rail service (to Goulburn) departing at 07:25 AM on Thursday mornings
• Introduction of an additional Wednesday-only late evening trip connecting to Griffith station to provide local transport for customers arriving on the new rail service (from Goulburn) arriving at 08:35 PM on Wednesday nights
• Extension of Saturday hours from midday to 6 pm by introducing four additional return trips
Route 947: Griffith to East & North Griffith (Wednesday nights only)
• On Wednesday nights only, to provide local transport for customers arriving on the new rail service from Goulburn arriving at 08:35 PM, a new route 947 will be introduced. This service will operate on a combined route path of routes 940 and 941, providing a single trip servicing East Griffith and North Griffith.
Customers can visit www.transportnsw.info to view the full list of network changes and plan their trip.

For more information about the 16 Regional Cities Program please visit https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/programs/16-regional-cities-program.