For those travelling to and from Sydney's eastern suburbs, hefty wait times could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a stack of new Bondi bus services being added next month.
It was announced yesterday that route 333 —travelling North Bondi to City via Bondi Junction — will become a high frequency service from September 23, with passengers being able to pretty much turn up and go. Additional services will see buses running every three minutes between Bondi Beach and Circular Quay during peak times, making it one of the country's most frequent transport services.
Outside of weekday peak hours, the wait times for 333 buses will still be manageable, with services running every six minutes during the day and every ten minutes at night, seven days a week. A new overnight 333N bus — which will run from 11pm–6am, and will replace the current 380 — running all stops between the CBD and North Bondi.
During peak hour, the 333 bus will no longer travel to Dover Heights, terminating at North Bondi instead, with those wanting to get to Dover Heights able to change to routes 323 or 380.
Current 333 bus route, via Transport NSW
The move is expected to allow for thousands more passengers to use the popular route each week — a win both for weekday commuters and anyone heading beachside on the weekends.
Full timetable changes will be unveiled in early September.