Wollondilly’s Summer Beach Bus Service Expands to Meet Demand

Wollondilly’s Summer Beach Bus Service Expands to Meet Demand

Posted on: 29.11.2019

The Wollondilly Summer Beach Bus will be running again in January 2020, providing a free hop on, hop off bus service to the beach for more residents than ever before.

Due to the immense popularity of the Beach Bus last summer, in 2020 there will be two buses travelling on two separate routes; one leaving from Bargo and one from Warragamba, including a new stop at Oakdale.

The buses will travel to Wollongong North Beach on the Fridays of 3, 10, 17 and 24 January and also on Wednesday 22 January.

Chief Executive Officer Ben Taylor said, “Council has been offering this service to the community for six years and it has grown every year. The second bus and extended route has been made possible due to the generous financial support of SIMEC Mining.”

“This is a great local partnership between SIMEC, Picton Buslines, and Council, providing residents with free access to the beach on some of the hottest summer days.

“There’s sure to be a bus pick up at a site near you, so check out the timetable!”

The Beach Bus is for residents of all ages and will stop at 12 locations across the Shire. Opal Cards for Appin beach goers to catch the regular bus to North Wollongong will be available from the Appin Pharmacy.

Upon arrival at the coast, Wollongong City Council Lifeguards will jump on board the buses to update beachgoers on current surf conditions and beach safety.

The Summer Beach Bus is an unsupervised bus service and there will be no adult supervision on the bus or at the beach.  No responsibility will be taken for people who miss their scheduled departure time.

For more information contact Council on 4677 1100 or email youth@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au

Beach Bus Timetable – Friday 3, 10, 17, 24 & Wednesday 22 January 2020

 

Bus One

 

DEPARTS

RETURNS

Bargo

8.25am

3.45pm

Tahmoor

8.35am

3.35pm

Thirlmere

8.40am

3.30pm

Picton- Redbank

8.45am

3.25pm

Picton- Shire Hall

8.50am

3.20pm

Wilton

9.00am

3.10pm

Wollongong North Beach

9.45am

2.25pm

Bus Two

 

DEPARTS

RETURNS

Warragamba

7.30am

4.40pm

The Oaks

7.55am

4.15pm

Oakdale

8.05am

4.10pm

Douglas Park

8.45am

3.25pm

Wollongong North Beach

9.45am

2.25pm