Passenger limits on trains and buses double

Life just got a little easier for Central Coast commuters, with changes to capacity limits on trains and buses coming into force on July 1 under the NSW Government’s COVID-safe Transport Plan.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said public transport would be able to accommodate more people as coronavirus restrictions continue to ease.

“The changes are consistent with advice from NSW Health,” Crouch said.

“Trains will now be able to carry approximately 68 people per carriage and buses will be able to carry 23 people.

“This is more than double the previous capacity limits.

“I would urge everyone to continue following the social distancing rules – the best way to do this is by only standing at or sitting on a green dot.”

Crouch said the Government had implemented a number of changes to help people return to work and study in a COVID-safe way.

“Marshalling officers have been deployed to manage crowded commuter hubs, provide extra guidance to people and limit numbers on platforms if required,” he said.

“Since March more than 700 additional cleaners have also been employed across NSW to undertake more regular cleaning on the public transport network.

Media release, July 1
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch