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New double decker buses for Sydney

Five new double decker buses  started peak hour services between Sydney’s north  west and the city this week.

The double decker buses operated by Hillsbus will take thousands of Sydney customers between Castle Hill and the city via the M2 each day.

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said the busses would help ease congestion.

“Five new Double Decker buses will begin rolling out on the M61 service transporting customers from Castle Hill into the city via the M2,” she said.

Each double decker bus has 110 passengers, twice the number of passengers that normal buses can carry, and take up less road and depot space than bendy buses.

“We expect these buses to be very effective and deliver good customer outcomes on longer routes with fewer stops which carry high passenger loads,” Berejiklian said.

Berejiklian said the Government’s double decker buses are proving popular with bus customers.

Busways started operating a double decker along the North-West T-Way at the end of August 2012.

The new generation Australian designed and built buses being trialled have the latest automotive engineering technology, low emission features and wheelchair access.

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