Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced residents at Caddens Estate will have access to local bus services for the first time, thanks to a major investment by the NSW Government to deliver extra growth buses.
“For the first time, the Caddens Estate community will have two bus services and will benefit from 115 services per week, including 10 bus services on Sundays,” Stuart Ayres said.
“Caddens Estate is a great place to live, but in the past, there were no transport options to service them directly.
“The services, which are due to start in 2016, will be made possible by extending routes 778 and 781 which will run directly through Caddens Estate – a huge bonus for the local community.
“Importantly, we’ll be connecting Caddens Estate to the bustling commercial areas of St Marys and Penrith.
“In addition to the extension of Route 778 to the Caddens Estate, we’ve made the decision to introduce services on Sundays, meaning Route 778 will operate 7 days per week, also benefitting Claremont Meadows residents.”
The extended bus routes that will now service Caddens include:
· Route 778 St Marys to Claremont Meadows via Caddens Estate
· Route 781 St Marys to Penrith via Caddens Estate
Stuart Ayres said the extra services are possible thanks to the NSW Government’s $92 million investment in new growth and replacement buses this financial year.
“I am pleased the Penrith region will benefit from this year’s investment in new buses, with extra services and better frequency to meet the needs of the local community and encourage more people to leave the car at home and catch public transport,” Stuart Ayres said.
“These extended services will make travel that little bit easier for customers in the Caddens area and will better connect local residents to their jobs and leisure.”
These service improvements will be delivered this financial year and details will be provided closer to the introduction date.