Travellers on Sydney’s Northern Beaches have slammed NSW transport bosses for making their commutes even longer, as much vaunted new B-Line bus service finally got underway on Monday.
Under huge transport changes across Sydney, the $500m new B-Line’s distinctive yellow double decker bus services from Mona Vale to Wynyard launched.
However at the same time Sydney buses have cancelled 23 other routes in the area including the iconic L90 at peak hour.
Commuters complained they now have to catch two or even three buses to get to work with others having double the journey.
Others complained buses didn’t turn up or were late, already full or timetables were wrong.
Some even said they got into their cars instead.
“Everyone north of Dee Why is now worse off because of your idiocy,” wrote one disgruntled commuter to Transport NSW.
“I have gone from catching one bus and a 55 minute commute to Nth Sydney to now catching 2-3 buses and now it’s almost a 2 hour commute.”
However, the actual new B-Line buses were praised — despite the fact not all of the new commuter car parks are ready, some bus stops are still being completed and some information screens on upper desk of buses weren’t working.
Time will only tell if the fleet of bright yellow MAN double deckers will prove a transport savior for the area or cause more headaches for the Insular Peninsular.