Bus service hailed a great success

FAIRFIELD Council has not only agreed to keep its free City Connect bus service running but has added several new routes.

The service was introduced in July 2012 on a six-month trial period, ending on January 23.

A revised 'Hail and Ride' service will take over on January 28, operating on Wednesdays from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

This will connect Fairfield West, Wakeley, Cabramatta West, Cabramatta, Canley Heights, Fairfield and Fairfield Heights.

Another 'Hail and Ride' service will operate on Saturdays between 9am and 5pm, connecting the Fairfield and Villawood Town Centres, as well as Fairfield Hospital.

The previous service connecting Fairfield Heights, Fairfield, Carramar and Villawood will only operate on Thursdays and Fridays, while the former service connecting Fairfield Town Centre, Fairfield Museum and Gallery, Fairfield Hospital, Prairiewood Leisure Centre and Fairfield Showground, will operate only on Sundays.

It will also service Humphries Road rather than Avoca Road.

The Showground to Fairfield Station service will operate as normal, weekdays from 6.30am to 9.30am, as well as 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said he was excited to see the bus service continue this year.

"The City Connect Council Bus Service has been created to alleviate cost of living pressures our residents endure on a daily basis," he said. "I am pleased to see a number of the city's residents utilise this service and hope many more continue to see the benefits."

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