A new bus route between Chatswood and Royal North Shore Hospital commenced this morning (Monday 12 December) with Member for Willoughby Tim James and Minister for Transport David Elliott on hand to welcome the first service.

Mr James said it is a highly demanded route for people in the area and those needing to use the hospital.

“The new route will enable people to get from Chatswood and the Pacific Highway corridor to the hospital for medical appointments and also caters for peak visiting hours,” Mr James said.

“I am pleased that the NSW Government has listened to community feedback as well as my strong advocacy and introduced Route 113 which is a great boost for the local community, providing 70 additional weekly services.”

Route 113 will operate between Chatswood Station (Victoria Ave, Stand F) and Royal North Shore Hospital (Reserve Road) operating via the Pacific Highway.

The service will operate on weekdays approximately every hour, from 9am until 3pm.

The new 113 service is in addition to all-day frequent route 144 (Chatswood – Manly via St Leonards) and improves customer access for those wishing to get to the main entrance of the hospital from Chatswood.

Alison Zecchin, General Manager, Royal North Shore Hospital said “This additional bus route to Royal North Shore Hospital is really welcomed and will benefit so many of our patients, staff and visitors coming to our hospital by public transport.”

Mr James and Transport for NSW continue to work on improving bus service delivery for the local community.

For more information or to plan your trip, visit transportnsw.info