Wollongong's first high power charging station includes a 150kW super-fast charger, with six more fast chargers to be installed in the New South Wales city over the next two years.
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The hydrogen bus trial will allow TfNSW to better understand how the technology compares to battery electric buses and decide which one would be most suitable to deliver the best services for regional and rural communities in New South Wales.
The improved bus routes and timetables will help meet the increased demand for transport in Albury, providing the city's residents with better access to school, work, shops and essential services.
Transport for New South Wales' infrastructure upgrades will help improve the passenger experience for Gunnedah railway station users, by making it more accessible for people with young children, disabilities and limited mobility.
Comprising of a network of 225 buses, the contract will commence in July 2023 for a term of approximately seven years and will deliver over 500,000 passenger journeys every weekday.
In addition to providing customers with real-time trip information, TfNSW's Transport Connected Bus technology allows bus operators to access more accurate data and tools to improve services, as well as keep buses running on time.
The contract marks the first time that Region 9 buses will be operated privately in Greater Sydney and will see Transdev John Holland introduce new zero emission buses in the region.
Keolis Group has been awarded an eight-year contract for the operation of 406 buses across the Greater Sydney region, with plans to convert 125 vehicles to electric power.
Alistair Gordon, CEO of Keolis UK, outlines the progress that the transport operator has made in transitioning to sustainable fuel alternatives, and outlines how the bus sector can improve connectivity for passengers after the pandemic.
Sydney’s residents will now be able to pay for Uber trips with the same Opal card they use to pay for the city’s trains, buses, and ferries.
Transport numbers in Sydney are significantly down on this period last year, with commuters working from home instead of boarding buses and ferries.
The statistics might make for worrying reading for operators hoping for a swift return to pre-pandemic levels one vaccines are rolled out.
The trials of innovative data and technology ideas come after the Safety After Dark innovation challenge by Transport for New South Wales was launched earlier in 2020.
The technology will be installed onto buses as part of phase two of the NSW Government’s Transport Connected Bus programme.
Lewis Clark, Executive Director of Customer Payment Services at Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), details the organisation’s roll out of a new ticketing system, Opal, and the benefits it brings for their customers.