|Began service||February 2003|
|Length||31 km (19.3 mi)|
The Liverpool–Parramatta T-way is a continuous series of bus-only lanes and bus roadways between Parramatta and Liverpool in Western Sydney. Completed in February 2003, the 31 km (19.3 mi) T-way was the first bus rapid transit infrastructure to be built in Sydney.
Design and construction
The route runs through the central business district of Parramatta, before heading onto the Great Western Highway to South Wentworthville, after which it heads onto its own alignment next to the Sydney Water pipeline that runs from Prospect Reservoir. It then proceeds on its own alignment in an old freeway reservation through to Hoxton Park. At Brickmakers' Creek in Liverpool it heads onto its own alignment to the centre of Liverpool and the railway station bus interchange. The system includes active traffic signal priority to give buses preference where the route crosses other roadways.
The Liverpool–Parramatta T-way has 35 stations, spaced approximately every 800 metres. These stations are more substantial than conventional bus stops, which has led to criticism that the system is overly costly and vulnerable to vandalism. Stations feature closed circuit television, real-time information screens, emergency help points, audio announcements and extensive landscaping.
- Pitt, near Pitt Street, Parramatta
- Mays Hill
- Coleman, near Coleman Street, South Wentworthville
- Finlayson, near Finlaysons Creek, South Wentworthville
- Centenary, on Centenary Road, South Wentworthville
- Sherwood, on Sherwood Road, Merrylands West
- Canal, near a Sydney Water canal, Merrylands West
- Warren, near Warren Road, Smithfield
- Cooper, near Cooper Street, Smithfield
- Gipps, near Gipps Road, Smithfield
- Hassall, near Hassall Street, Wetherill Park
- Wetherill Park
- Elizabeth, near Elizabeth Street, Wetherill Park
- Victoria, on Victoria Street, Wetherill Park
- Horsley, near The Horsley Drive, Wetherill Park
- Orphan School, near Orphan School Creek, Bossley Park
- St Johns Park
- Clear Paddock, near Clear Paddock Creek, Greenfield Park
- Brown, near Brown Road, Bonnyrigg Heights
- Green Valley
- Cartwright, near Cartwright Avenue, Hinchinbrook
- Ash, near Ash Road, Cartwright
- Maxwells, near Maxwells Creek, Liverpool
- Brickmakers, near Brickmakers Creek, Liverpool
- Memorial, near Memorial Avenue, Liverpool
- Macquarie, near Macquarie Street, Liverpool
- Liverpool, at Liverpool Station.
- Auditor General's Report Liverpool to Parramatta Bus Transitway Auditor General of NSW December 2005
- Currie, Graham (2010). "Bus Rapid Transit in Australasia: An Update on Progress". Built Environment. 36 (3): p.334. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
- Jordan Baker (2006-08-25). "Transport's vision splendid running at only half capacity". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2007-01-04.