Neutral Bay and Cremorne

Modifications to scope of work in Neutral Bay and Cremorne

We’ve made some modifications to the work in Neutral Bay and Cremorne to further improve bus journey times and safety for road users and pedestrians.

The modifications in Neutral Bay include:

  • extending clearway operating hours between Young street and Waters Road (outbound)
  • installing additional pedestrian fencing
  • closure of the Hampden Avenue bus stop in the AM peak
  • keeping the right turn from Military Road to Murdoch Street
  • installing a raised pedestrian crossing at Hampden Avenue

The modifications in Cremorne include:

  • changes to the tidal flow arrangement and bus stop locations
  • extending clearway operating times
  • installation of pedestrian fencing
  • retention of the right turn in to Murdoch Street from Military Road
  • left turn restriction from Cabramatta Road in to Military Road in the AM peak only
  • installation of a lane use gantry indicator and changeable message signage

These changes are shown in the images above. Please see the Documents tab on the right for further information and FAQs.

Tree trimming and removal along Military Road - September to November 2017

Transport for NSW has engaged DM Roads to carry out tree removal and trimming work along Spit Road and Military Road for collision removal, to enable the new double decker B-Line bus to safely travel along the route. Work will carried out from late September to November 2017. Please see the 'Documents and Resources' tab on the right for FAQs and further information.

Change to night works program

From 4 October 2017 we will be working for up to five nights in a row along Military Road (generally Sunday to Thursday) and will then take two nights off (generally Friday and Saturday). Working up to five consecutive nights means that we can complete more work in a shorter timeframe and reduce the overall construction period. Please see the 'Documents and resources' tab for more information.

Construction update - Cremorne

Works between Holt Avenue and Spofforth Street, Cremorne are currently on hold pending ongoing design refinements. Investigation works will continue to take place. The B-Line project team will keep the community informed with progress at this location in the coming weeks.


Modifications to scope of work in Neutral Bay and Cremorne

We’ve made some modifications to the work in Neutral Bay and Cremorne to further improve bus journey times and safety for road users and pedestrians.

The modifications in Neutral Bay include:

  • extending clearway operating hours between Young street and Waters Road (outbound)
  • installing additional pedestrian fencing
  • closure of the Hampden Avenue bus stop in the AM peak
  • keeping the right turn from Military Road to Murdoch Street
  • installing a raised pedestrian crossing at Hampden Avenue

The modifications in Cremorne include:

  • changes to the tidal flow arrangement and bus stop locations
  • extending clearway operating times
  • installation of pedestrian fencing
  • retention of the right turn in to Murdoch Street from Military Road
  • left turn restriction from Cabramatta Road in to Military Road in the AM peak only
  • installation of a lane use gantry indicator and changeable message signage

These changes are shown in the images above. Please see the Documents tab on the right for further information and FAQs.

Tree trimming and removal along Military Road - September to November 2017

Transport for NSW has engaged DM Roads to carry out tree removal and trimming work along Spit Road and Military Road for collision removal, to enable the new double decker B-Line bus to safely travel along the route. Work will carried out from late September to November 2017. Please see the 'Documents and Resources' tab on the right for FAQs and further information.

Change to night works program

From 4 October 2017 we will be working for up to five nights in a row along Military Road (generally Sunday to Thursday) and will then take two nights off (generally Friday and Saturday). Working up to five consecutive nights means that we can complete more work in a shorter timeframe and reduce the overall construction period. Please see the 'Documents and resources' tab for more information.

Construction update - Cremorne

Works between Holt Avenue and Spofforth Street, Cremorne are currently on hold pending ongoing design refinements. Investigation works will continue to take place. The B-Line project team will keep the community informed with progress at this location in the coming weeks.


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  • 1. Where EXACTLY will the city-bound peak-hour bus stop be at Cremorne? Your response to a previous question was - “Buses travelling citybound will stop at a new bus stop located approximately 95 metres west from the existing bus stop between 6am and 10am, Monday to Friday”. Where EXACTLY will this stop be? Outside 271 Military Rd? If so, what shelter will be provided for passengers waiting for buses? During peak-hour at Cremorne Junction, there are 2 stops outside Cremorne Town Centre - one for city-bound buses just before Minsky’s Hotel, and for other services outside the entrance to Cremorne Town Centre. There are sizeable queues of people waiting for the city-bound buses i.e. people are actually queuing in a line so that they get on the buses on a first-come basis. The shelters provided by JC Decaux or North Sydney Council will not be adequate. 2. Are the stops at Spit Junction and Neutral Bay set-down only city-bound, and pick-up only out-bound? Thanks

    lsommerv asked 10 days ago

    Hi Lesley,

    Thanks for your questions.

    The stops at Spit Junction and Neutral Bay are both pick up and drop off.

    We have uploaded a map to the Cremorne and Neutral Bay page showing where the relocated citybound AM peak Cremorne bus stop will be. It is in front of 271 Military Road and no bus shelter will be provided in this location as this bus stop would be adjacent to an existing awning.

    ~May

  • Have you carried out safety audits along the length of the Bline route? If yes kindly publish them here.If no why not?

    Peter T asked 24 days ago

    Hi Peter T,

    Our work is planned and carried out in accordance with the relevant safety legislation and guidelines to ensure the safety of our workers and the community. Prior to entering site, workers and visitors complete a comprehensive safety induction. Pre-start meetings are held prior to each shift to discuss the upcoming work for the day as well as highlighting safety as the utmost priority. Daily inspections are carried out by qualified personnel on our construction sites.

    Safety audits are not published on the websites for Transport for NSW. For more information on TfNSW Safety Policies please visit https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/environment-and-safety

    ~Melanie

  • If all the buses start at Newport, and only run every five minutes in peak hour, how will anyone get Cremorne/Neutral Bay get a seat - or even on a bus at all? The only way to get a seat at the moment (90% of the time) is in on one of the 246s that leave via Spofforth or Rangers Rd. Are these being stopped? Presumably they were brought in because buses from further up north are almost always full. The B Line makes no sense for those near the city. Thanks.

    ellery asked about 1 month ago

    Hi Ellery,

    Yes, bus 246 will continue to run:

    https://transportnsw.info/documents/timetables/246-Balmoral-Heights-to-City-Wynyard-20171126.pdf

    The Transport info website has also been updated so you can view all the service changes by mode, or use our trip planner to see what your trip will look like from 26 November onwards.

    https://transportnsw.info/#/

    Kind regards,

    May

  • We have woken up this morning with all of our beautiful trees removed from outside 320 Military Road Cremorne. Can someone please explain why a bus stop would be position directly outside an apartment complex, which 1, not only has no space for passengers to wait and why this would not be moved down to the Cremorne Plaza area 30m down the road, which has ample amounts of waiting area for passengers, but also does not directly affect residents in this new apartment complex? The planning of this seems extremely bad. Why would the bus stop be positioned directly outside an apartment block, and not moved 30m down to an area which is perfect for a bus stop? Because of this, all residents in this new apartment block have been affected in regards to privacy and noise. We do not want our entry way to our apartment complex blocked with passengers waiting for the bus. Are you going to be putting in new mature trees to replace the ones you have cut down?

    shaeryan asked about 1 month ago

    Dear Shaeryan,

    Thank you for your query.

    The bus stops in Cremorne are being relocated southwest to accomodate the extension of the tidal flow (lane management) system through Military Roadd during the AM peak. The location of the relocated northbound bus stop near Cabramatta Road would be between 322A and 324 Military Road.

    Tree trimming and removal was undertaken to trees that were assessed to be a potential collision risk to the double decker B-Line buses travelling in the kerbside lane. The extent of tree removal and trimming has been approved by Roads and Maritime Services in conjunction with an assessment undertaken by a qualified arborist.  In some cases, the tree will not tolerate the extent of pruning required and thus is recommended to be removed. All trees removed will be replanted in accordance with Transport for NSW’s vegetation offset strategy and in consultation with the relevant local Council.

    ~ May

  • where exactly are the bus stops in cremorne are being relocated ? right outside of 324a Military Road, Cremorne ? please explain in simpler words

    Divyansh Arora asked about 1 month ago

    Hi Div,

    Thanks for your query.

    The relocated northbound bus stop will be between 322A and 324 Military Rd

    ~ May

  • Hi, we live near Merlin St, would de b-line buses stop at the Watson St bus stop or are we having to walk all the way to Neutral Bay Junction to use the service. Also is there any truth about the realignment of Military Rd island traffic and the provision of a new proper bus interchage for Neutral Bay?

    Analia asked 2 months ago

    Dear Analia,

    Thanks for your query.

    Yes the B-Line stops in Neutral Bay will be at the junction (at the stops near Wycombe Rd). These stops would have improved facilities such as real-time passenger information displays, however it is not a whole new interchange.

    Regarding realignment of traffic, to improve traffic flow there are planned changes for Military Rd in order to separate general traffic from buses which have stopped to drop off and pick up passengers. This includes extension of tidal flow lanes (where a lane direction is reversed during peak periods to provide 3 uninterrupted citybound lanes through Military Rd during AM peak).

    ~May

  • What date are at double Decker b line buses and routes plan to commence service ?

    andy miller asked 4 months ago

    Hi Andy, 

    The B-Line will be operational by late 2017. 

    As we're still in the construction phase, a specific date hasn't yet been released as different elements can impact an appointed day. 

    Thanks for your question,

    Stevi

  • What does tidal flow area actually mean in these maps?

    Lisa4626 asked 8 months ago

    Hi Lisa,

    Tidal flow is a ‘reversible’ lane in which traffic may travel in either direction depending on the time of day or traffic conditions. Through the usage of movable medians, candy bar bollards, and/or in-pavement lights, the lane configuration will be changed to allow three uninterrupted lanes city-bound past existing bus stops and two lanes outbound during AM peak. Tidal flow is designed to improve traffic flow during peak periods by allowing T3 transit lane users and limited-stop busses to pass bus stops without being held up behind stopped busses.

    Thanks, 

    Stevi

  • Hi guys, Do you have further information about the tree removal in St Leonards park for the alternate route?

    Thomas asked 4 months ago

    Hi Thomas,

    Thanks for your question.

    No trees will be removed in St Leonards Park.

    ~May

  • Is it still intended to not allow turning left from Cabramatta Rd into Military Rd? Aside from the congestion it will cause with vehicles trying to get in and out, it's going to push all of the traffic down to the next intersection, potentially doubling the traffic into an intersection that is essentially coming from 5 directions. There's going to be accidents.

    zaac82 asked 4 months ago

    Hi Zaac

    Thanks for your feedback. The project team is currently looking into a restricted left turn during certain times of the day. 

    ~ May


  • I live in Cremorne. You are removing the bus stop - how do I get to work? Don't tell me I need to go to Neutral Bay as I will never get on a bus as the queues are so long. You are only thinking of the Northern Beaches residents going to the city not the people living in lower north shore!

    Mary-ann asked 6 months ago

    Hi Mary-Ann

    Thanks for your question.

    We are proposing to relocate, not remove, the bus stops near Cremorne Town Centre. The bus stops were initially going to be moved approximately 130 metres west of their current locations but after community consultation, we have reduced the distance of the relocation. The updated proposal is for the outbound bus stop to be moved 105 metres west (towards Neutral Bay) from its current position. A bus shelter will be provided in this new location to provide protection from inclement weather. The city bound bus stop at Cremorne will be moved 95 metres west (towards Neutral Bay) from its current position.

    ~ May