Weekender win: Dedicated school bus for Jordan Springs Public School


State Penrith MP Karen McKeown and Londonderry MP Prue Car at Busways Penrith recently.
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The State Government will implement a dedicated bus service for students at Jordan Springs Public School by the end of the year.

It follows pressure from the school’s P & C and the Weekender, which took up the story on behalf of concerned parents.

Jordan Springs Public School students have gone without a dedicated school bus since opening in 2020. As a result, students have been relying on local public buses, often filling services to capacity.

On Wednesday, the State Government confirmed one bus will be used for the dedicated school service. The route and timetable will be determined in the coming months before services begin in Term 4, 2024.

“We know the community has been crying out for this bus. It’s not good enough that they’ve been waiting this long, but I’m pleased we can deliver a solution to support this fantastic school,” said Deputy Premier, Minister for Western Sydney and Londonderry MP Prue Car.

“I want to thank the parents, teachers and students of Jordan Springs Public School for their patience and advocacy. It’s not lost on me how much this new service will mean.

“This crucial new bus will not only support hundreds of students get safely to and from school every single day, but will also help alleviate pressure and congestion on local roads.”

Transport Minister Jo Haylen said students deserve a safe and convenient journey to school.

“A dedicated bus route for Jordan Springs Public School will provide students with a safe and reliable trip, support parents, and hopefully see fewer cars on the road during the busy school pick-up peak,” she said.

“This is one of a number of Western Sydney schools where bus demand has not been met, and we’re taking a responsible, staged approach to these issues. Transport will work to ensure we get it right, so these communities have the good public transport links they deserve.”

Transport for NSW will be consulting with the Department of Education and operator Busways over coming weeks.

Troy Dodds

Troy Dodds is the Weekender's Managing Editor and Breaking News Reporter. He has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia's leading media organisations. In 2023, he was named Editor of the Year at the Mumbrella Publish Awards.

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