Transit Systems introduces double decker buses on the T80 Parramatta-Liverpool service

Wheely good: Bus driver Utu Suela can't wait to get on the road with the new double decker buses, which are designed and manufactured in Australia. Picture: Simon Bennett
Wheely good: Bus driver Utu Suela can't wait to get on the road with the new double decker buses, which are designed and manufactured in Australia. Picture: Simon Bennett

Passengers who use the popular T80 Parramatta-Liverpool route can look forward to new double decker buses and extra services.

Operated by Transit Systems, the first two new vehicles hit the road for the first time last week. Four more double deckers will be introduced in the coming months.

From next Monday, 30 additional weekly services will be added to the route with six extra services each day operating during the morning and afternoon peaks.

Transport and infrastructure parliamentary secretary Mark Coure said: “Each new double decker bus has capacity for 96 seated customers, which is around 50 more than the standard two-door city buses, which already operate on this route.”

Since 2011, the NSW government has introduced more than 17,000 extra bus services across the state, including more than 8000 in western Sydney.

Transit Systems CEO Clint Feuerherdt added: “Since 2013, Transit Systems has experienced a 12 per cent increase in overall customer satisfaction between 2012 and 2016, with patronage on the T80 also increasing by 29 per cent to date.”

Customers can plan ahead by calling131 500 or go to transportnsw.info.