A B-Line bus at Mona Vale in November 2017
|Vehicle||Gemilang Coachworks bodied MAN A95s|
|Began service||26 November 2017|
|Via|| Warriewood |
|Frequency||5–7 minutes (peak)|
8–12 minutes (off-peak)
|Journey time||65 minutes|
|Timetable||Transport for NSW|
B-line B1 Route
B-Line is an Australian bus route on Sydney's Northern Beaches.
In November 2015, Transport for New South Wales announced the construction of a 27 kilometre bus rapid transit network between Newport on the Northern Beaches and the Sydney central business district. It began operating on 26 November 2017 as route B1 between Mona Vale and Wynyard Park. A planned extension to Newport was later cancelled.The route is operated by double deck buse s.
Route B1 services stop at nine B-Line stops at Mona Vale, Warriewood, Narrabeen, Collaroy, Dee Why, Brookvale, Manly Vale, Spit Junction and Neutral Bay. Commuter car parks are being built at Mona Vale, Warriewood, Narrabeen, Dee Why, Brookvale and Manly Vale.
The B-Line is operated by State Transit's Mona Vale depot as part of Region 8. Improvements to tidal flows in 2018 on Spit and Military Roads are expected to improve reliability.
Buses on the B Line will trial Mobileye, a new forward-facing collision avoidance technology system which has been developed by Intel.
5.9 million passengers were carried in the first year of operation to November 2018.
When the B-line opened, there were various changes to the bus network on the Northern Beaches.The more significant changes were:
To operate the B-Line, 38 Gemilang Coachworks bodied MAN A95s were purchased.Painted in a dedicated yellow and blue livery, these are the first double deck buses to be operated by a NSW government operator since the Urban Transit Authority withdrew its last Leyland Atlanteans in 1986.
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All B-Line bus stops incorporate a real-time passenger information display.
Wynyard Park is the southern terminus of the line. The B-Line drops off passengers on York Street and picks up passengers from Stand B on Carrington Street. This stop connects the B-Line to train services at Wynyard railway station.
The Neutral Bay citybound bus stop is located on Military Road between Rangers Road and Wycombe Road. Citybound B-Line buses depart from Stand A, along with all other citybound buses. Commuters can change here for bus services towards Chatswood, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydenham, North Sydney and Milsons Point The northbound bus stop is located between Young Street and Waters Road. Northbound B-Line buses depart from Stand E, along with all other Northern Beaches buses. Commuters can change here for buses towards Balmoral Beach, Taronga Zoo and Mosman Junction.
The Spit Junction citybound bus stop is located on a newly built pedestrian plaza on Clifford Street. This bus stop started operating concurrently with the B-Line, with the older bus stop located closer to the junction of Military Road and Spit Road being closed. To facilitate its construction, a disused Greater Union cinema was purchased and demolished.The northbound bus stop remains in the same location on Spit Road although, like all other stops, fitted with new seating and real-time passenger information displays.
The Manly Vale bus stop is located on Condamine Street north of Kenneth Road.The bus stops at Manly Vale feature weather protection. The bus stop also features one of the six new commuter car parks which have been planned for B-Line bus stops. The Manly Vale B-Line commuter car park consists of a three-stories structure which has 150 spaces and incorporates around 9000 plants in a breathing green wall, helping to reduce air pollutants for nearby residents.
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A commuter car park is available at this stop.
A commuter car park is available at this stop.
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