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Sep 19

24hr public transport coming to Sydney?

More night bus services and longer hours for Sydney Bus drivers could be on the agenda as the NSW Government considers plans to extend public transport operating hours until 4am on Friday and Saturday nights sometime in the next 12 months. Read More »

Sep 16

Chaos ensues as bus fire brings Sydney to a standstill

In an all too regular occurrence another STA bus has caught fire, this time on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The dramatic scenes brought the evening peak hour commute to a halt, causing mass delays for thousands of workers trying to leave the city. Read More »

Sep 5

North Sydney route changes cause for concern from Monday

Only twelve months after a major overhaul of routes, more services face the chop. A number of bus routes from Sydney’s north will no longer extend to the CBD, forcing commuters to switch to other services earlier in their journeys to get to the city. Read More »

Jun 28

Man who smashed Sydney bus in road rage attack gets 12 months jail

John Klironomos has been sentenced to 12 months jail for smashing a bus in Marrickville in Sydney’s inner west. Read More »

Jun 6

New Bennelong Bridge sees service changes

Bennelong Bridge, which opened last month, between the newly established suburb of Wentworth Point and Rhodes will see service changes for the 525, 526 and 533 buses. Read More »

May 4

Drivers face delays as light rail construction ramps up on Anzac Parade

It’s about to get even worse on the roads of Kensington as construction begins on the south east light rail. From Saturday May 7, a number of changes will occur on Anzac Parade including the removal of bus lanes. Read More »

Mar 4

Unlatched hatches meet their match

More and more reports are coming in that back hatches are not being locked when they leave the depots. Unlocked hatches are a serious safety hazard, with instances of members of the public opening them when the bus is stopped to pick up passengers. Read More »

Mar 1

STA CEO comes out swinging in defence of buses

STA CEO Peter Rowley has come out in strong defence of the service provided by Sydney Buses. Read his full statement below: You may have seen some media today about a report issued by the Transport and Tourism Forum  (TTF) saying the NSW Government should privatise State Transit. Read More »

Feb 29

Evils of privatisation swept away by renaming it “franchising”

They can call it franchising or whatever they like, but the simple fact is that this is privatisation, and we all know what privatisation of our essential services means – increased costs and decreased services. Read More »

Feb 29

Rail, Tram and Bus Union rubbishes bus privatisation plan, 2UE

NSW Branch Assistant Secretary Dave Woollams spoke with 2UE’s Stuart Bocking about just how bad privatisation will be for Sydney’s public transport. Listen to the interview here. Read More »