Property company PAYCE has commenced a free community bus service providing a direct link between Melrose Park and Meadowbank Railway Station.
PAYCE Director Dominic Sullivan said the service, known as the Melrose Park Rider, operates weekdays to the station during the morning peak and from the station to Melrose Park in the afternoon peak.
The route for the service starts from the northern end of Wharf Road, travels via Taylor and Cobham Avenue, Andrew Street, Adelaide Street and Constitution Road West before stopping at Meadowbank Station.
Mr Sullivan said the free service stops at existing bus stops along the route from 6:30am to 9:30am and 3:30pm to 6:30 pm in the afternoon, Monday to Friday.
The bright green eco-friendly bus holds 26 passengers and features an ultra-low floor design with an easy accessible wheelchair ramp.
“We are committed to delivering transport links for residents and that’s why we have introduced the service early to gauge community support,’’ Mr Sullivan said.
Mr Sullivan said the free service takes less than 14 minutes including all stops.
“With construction now underway on the northern end of our site at the corner of Wharf Road and Victoria Road we want to start supplementing transport links,” he said.
“We encourage all local residents to take advantage of the service.”
Other proposed transport services to come online over the life of the project, include Parramatta Light Rail Stage Two, which will run through the site providing a major transport link, a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) with around 2,000 express buses every week, plus new and upgraded cycleways.
Melrose Park is Sydney’s largest urban renewal project. The 30-hectare site includes industrial land near the Parramatta River.
The $6 billion project will include 6,000 new apartments, a retail town centre, community facilities and parklands and create more than 1,500 new jobs.
The first residents are due to start moving in to their new homes late next year.