2011 Residents' Association

Residents of Kings Cross, Potts Point, Elizabeth Bay, Rushcutters Bay and Woolloomooloo

LAST CHANCE TO SAVE THE 311 BUS ROUTE: ACT NOW!

LAST CHANCE TO SAVE THE 311 BUS ROUTE: ACT NOW!

TAKE TEN MINUTES, PROTEST NOW!

Please take ten minutes to write a letter or send an e-mail to all the people below.

Notice to act to save the current 311 bus service

Sydney Buses plans to change the 311 service on 26th April 2009

Director General, Ministry of Transport
Mr Jim Glasson
GPO Box 1620
SYDNEY NSW 2001
Fax: (02) 92682877
Phone: (02) 92882800
jim.glasson@transport.nsw.gov.au
mail@transport.nsw.gov.au

Eastern General Manager, Sydney Buses
Mr Martin Byatt
Port Botany Depot
1 Bumborah Point Road
PORT BOTANY NSW 2036
Martin_Byatt@sta.nsw.gov.au

Ms Clover Moore
Member for Sydney
58 Oxford Street
PADDINGTON NSW 2021
Fax: (02) 93316963
Phone: (02) 93603053
sydney@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Minister for Transport
David Campbell
Parliament House
Macquarie Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
david@campbell.minister.nsw.gov.au

We are concerned about the changes to the 311 bus service. These changes will be introduced on 26 April, 2009.
We object to:-
• Relocating the Circular Quay bus stop to Gresham Street. This will greatly reduce the service for commuters, particularly the elderly, less mobile and children. People will no longer be able to access bus, train, and ferry connections with ease. People have said that they do not feel safe walking to the Gresham St Terminus at night to use the bus;
• Removing the Ithaca Road, Billyard Avenue and Onslow Avenue loop from the service in Elizabeth Bay means that disabled and elderly people in the area will have to walk up the hills to public transport. This is just not possible for many people;
• Removing the 311 Ithaca Road loop also means that over 2500 residents will lose access to any bus service;
• Any reduction in bus services for the Woolloomooloo residents as the 311 is their only means of public transport;
• State Transit Indicating that the service will become low floor accessible as bus drivers have told us only short buses can fit on both the Elizabeth Bay and Ithaca Road loops.

The 311 changes will make the bus service less convenient.

Hundreds of people have already signed petitions in the last few weeks supporting the 311 service stopping at Circular Quay and continuing to operate along the Ithaca Road loop.

We ask that you bring these very serious concerns to your community, local representatives, State Transit and the Ministry of Transport.

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