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Olympics & Paralympic Buses - Bus 2000 - Sydney (NSW)

Overview & Index

 

With the exception of photos from the Paralympics and the Bus 2000 Depot, buses have been placed into regions and/or operator.

 

State Transit

Lidcombe

Sydney City

Penrith

West Ryde

 

Private NSW Buses

Lidcombe

Sydney City

Penrith Page 1

Blacktown

Penrith Page 2

 

Private Victorian & ACT Buses

Sydney City

Penrith

Blacktown

Private Queensland & 

NSW Tweed Area Buses

Penrith

Sydney Paralympics Buses 

Sydney Olympic Park

Page 1

Features NSW Private and State Transit Buses at the Paralympics

Bus 2000 Depot Regents Park

Page 1

Page 2

Features Buses from all areas involved in Bus 2000

Buses from all over New South Wales together with buses from Queensland, the ACT and Victoria have combined to provide shuttle services for spectators, officials, media and athletes to Olympic & Paralympic venues, transport interchanges and park and ride locations.  

 

Road closures, Olympic lanes, Clearway and Parking restrictions (such as those pictured left), school holidays, businesses varying hours or closing and a greater use of public transport were major factors in making travel around Sydney easier than expected.

 

Only accredited officials, staff, media and athletes were able to use some services. People with tickets to Olympic & Paralympic events were provided with bus travel as detailed below as part of their event tickets. Normal private and State Transit services were not included in this scheme.

 

These photos show some of the buses that were used in the program called Bus 2000. These buses were mainly available due to school holidays being held at the same time as the Olympics. During the Paralympics, sports were mainly held at Olympic Park and some other venues so less buses were required.

 

Some State Transit and private routes were changed or cancelled to release other buses. The buses were mainly based at a an old Defence Department site in Regents Park. 

 

Services operated as follows from CityRail stations during the Olympics (stations and sports shown):

 

Penrith - Rowing, Kayaking and Slalom
Blacktown, Doonside and Liverpool - Shooting, Equestrian, Mountain Biking, Softball, Baseball
West Ryde - Water Polo
Bondi Junction - Beach Volleyball
Central - Football
Bankstown - Cycling
Lidcombe - Various buses for International Broadcasting Centre and Olympic Park for Olympic accredited staff and sponsors.
City Circle stations - Free City Loop

 

Olympic Roads and Transport Authority (ORTA) Olympic Park Spectator buses ran on the following routes to and from Olympic Park (info from ORTA):

 

Route 1A - Warriewood via Dee Why
Route 1B - Warriewood via Mona Vale
Route 2A - Glebe via Gladesville
Route 2B - Glebe via Hunters Hill
Route 3 - Macquarie University
Route 4A - Maroubra
Route 4B - Canterbury
Route 5A - Castle Hill
Route 5B - Bella Vista Park
Route 6 - Menai
Route 7A - Miranda
Route 7B - Cronulla
Route 8 - Dural

Page last updated 15 April 2001

This site is a section of ErkTrans and is Eric Scaresbrook 2001. This site uses thumbnails extensively and all photos/opinions are personal unless stated. Best viewed in 1024 X 768 resolution or greater.