|Began service||March 10, 2007|
Rouse Hill Station
|Via||Norwest Business Park
The North-West T-way is a continuous series of bus-only lanes and bus roadways between Parramatta, Blacktown and Rouse Hill in Western Sydney. Opened in stages between March and November 2007, the 24 km (14.9 mi) T-way was the second bus rapid transit route to be built in Sydney after the Liverpool–Parramatta T-way.
The T-way follows Old Windsor Road north from Westmead Hospital. At Memorial Avenue, Kellyville, the route branches, with one branch continuing north along Old Windsor and Windsor roads to Rouse Hill Town Centre and the other heading west along Sunnyholt Road to Blacktown.
The alignment includes 10 new bridges and two new underpasses. Three of the T-way's 24 route-kilometres are bus lanes on existing roads.
From 2019, the Bella Vista–Rouse Hill section of the T-way will operate in parallel with the new Sydney Metro Northwest rail line.
The NSW Government announced the T-way network as part of its Action for Transport plan in 1998. The North-West project was approved in February 2004 and was jointly overseen by the then Ministry of Transport and Roads and Traffic Authority. The $323 million design–build–maintain contract was awarded to Leighton and construction began in mid 2005. Construction took place alongside a major upgrade and widening program on Windsor and Old Windsor roads, known as 'All the way to Windsor'.
The design was said to avoid many of the mistakes that had made the earlier Liverpool–Parramatta T-way so expensive to build.
The T-way opened in three stages:
- Parramatta to Merriville Road, Rouse Hill – 10 March 2007
- Merriville Road to Rouse Hill Town Centre – 25 September 2007
- Blacktown branch – 4 November 2007.
The North-West T-way has 30 stations, spaced approximately every 800 metres. Stations feature closed circuit television, real-time information screens, emergency help points, audio announcements and extensive landscaping.
One station, Parramatta Station, also forms part of the Liverpool–Parramatta T-way. The other stations are, from Parramatta:
- Westmead, at Westmead Station
- Hospital, at Westmead Hospital
- Mons, at Mons Road, Westmead
- Briens, at Briens Road, Northmead
- Constitution Hill
- Fitzwilliam, near Fitzwilliam Road, Constitution Hill
- Johnstons, near Johnstons Bridge, Old Toongabbie
- Powers, near Powers Road, Seven Hills
- Abbott, near Abbott Road (Prospect Highway), Seven Hills
- Joseph Banks, near Joseph Banks Drive, Kings Langley
- Troubador, near Troubador Park, Kings Langley
- Norbrik, near Norbrik Drive, Glenwood
- Meurants, near Meurants Lane, Glenwood
- Celebration, near Celebration Drive, Bella Vista
- Burns, near Memorial Avenue (formerly Burns Road), Kellyville
From Burns, the Blacktown branch proceeds to:
- Stanhope, near Stanhope Parkway, Glenwood
- Sorrento, near Sorrento Drive, Glenwood
- Wilson, near Wilson Road, Glenwood
- James Cook, near James Cook Drive, Kings Langley
- Vardys, near Vardys Road, Blacktown
- Turner, near Turner Street, Blacktown
- Bessemer, near Bessemer Street, Blacktown
- Sackville, near Sackville Street, Blacktown
- Devitt, near Devitt Street, Blacktown
- Blacktown, at Blacktown Station.
From Burns, the Rouse Hill branch proceeds to:
- transportnsw.info: public transport timetable and fare information
- Busways maps and timetables
- Hillsbus maps and timetables
- Leighton Holdings A$323 million contract
- Ozroads. "Old Windsor and Windsor roads".
- Baker, Jordan (25 August 2006). "Transport's vision splendid running at only half capacity". The Sydney Morning Herald.
- ComfortDelGro Cabcharge, Hillsbus Service Update: Routes T63, T64, T65 and 610", 25 September 2007. Accessed 26 September 2007.
- Jordan Baker (2006-08-25). "Transport's vision splendid running at only half capacity". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2007-01-04.