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New Metrobus Service for South Sydney

I write with great news for South Sydney residents – a new Metrobus serving commuters in Rosebery, Zetland, Waterloo and Redfern writes Kristina Keneally in her add the South Sydney Herald of May 2009.

A few weeks ago I joined the Premier, Nathan Rees, and Minister for Transport, David Campbell in Waterloo to announce a new Metrobus route from Rosebery to Lane Cove.

The expansion of the popular red Metrobus services – already operating between Kingsford and Leichhardt as Route 10 – to South Sydney is a great result for our community.

The new Metrobus Route 20 is proposed to run from Rothschild Ave, Rosebery, past Victoria Park, past the new residential development in Waterloo and Redfern, past Central, through the CBD and across to North Sydney, up the Pacific Highway to Lane Cove in the North.

Last year we increased services on the Botany Road corridor, and last month we increased capacity on the 343 routes and introduced a new, regular 348 service east-west through South Sydney. The new, Metrobus 20 service will provide frequent and efficient transport between South Sydney and the CBD and on to North Sydney and Lane Cove.

With more than 600,000 people having travelled on the Route 10 Metrobus, and patronage up by 81% since it started, a State Transit evaluation of the first stage of the trial has concluded that the Metrobus model is a positive one for commuters.

The new north-south Metrobus Route 20, running between Rosebery and Lane Cove, will begin in October following consultation with councils about the final route and layovers at each end of the service.

This is another example of the Rees Government working to deliver more public transport options for commuters and I look forward to using the new service when it begins later this year.

If you would like any further information on the Metrobus, please check out or contact Kristina Keneally’s office on 9699 8166 or via email at

Source: South Sydney Herald May 2009