In great news for local commuters on the South Coast, Flexibus On-Demand pilot services will be made permanent from today (1 July 2022) providing communities with more transport options.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the announcement was a major win for commuters who will have improved connections to transport hubs and town centres.
“We have been trialling the On-Demand pilots over the past three years with more than 1.1 million trips taken by customers to date,” Mr Farraway said.
“On-Demand means people can access public transport close to home to get them to appointments in a more flexible and convenient way, which is important living in regional areas.
“The NSW Government is securing a brighter future for NSW families by strengthening public transport services ensuring they’re better and closer to home.”
The Flexibus On-Demand pilot services, provided by Sapphire Coast Buslines, operate in the far south coast areas of Eden, Bega, Tura Beach, Merimbula and Pambula.
“The Pilot has been immensely popular in these areas. Since the trial began in 2018, 44,000 trips have been taken,” Mr Farraway said.
The Eden Flexibus On-Demand service will be extended by 40 minutes per day from 9.30am – 2.30pm and it will run Monday to Friday year-round, instead of only during the school term.
The Bega and Merimbula Flexibus On-Demand services will now operate on Saturdays 9.30am – 2.30pm.
Image Credit: Sapphire Coast Buslines