UNSW Travel Update

Posted 3 March 2017

891 UNSW Express Service

The 891 UNSW Express Bus service (run by Sydney Buses) is now operating on the full semester timetable, however due to light rail construction, the journey to and from UNSW may take longer than in previous years. Please allow plenty of additional travel time for your commute while light rail construction is under way.

During the morning peak, buses are scheduled to run every few minutes from Eddy Avenue at Central Station to UNSW’s Kensington campus. During the evening peak, UNSW has chartered additional buses to run alongside the 891s on High Street. These additional buses will run from between 4pm and 7pm during the busiest weeks of Semester One, until Friday 31 March 2017.

Although the queues look extremely long, monitoring from last year showed that the average wait was around 10-15 minutes until late March, when waiting times ease significantly. 

There are other buses that service the Kensington, Paddington and Randwick campuses. Plot an alternative journey using Transport for NSW’s Trip Planner. If you don’t need to start until later, consider waiting and travelling outside the peak where possible, for a quicker and more reliable journey. 

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Construction zone switch: Anzac Parade (btwn High St and University Mall)

The works zone currently located outside NIDA on Anzac Parade will be relocated to the eastern side of Anzac Parade in early March 2017 (dates to be confirmed, subject to weather conditions). The work zone will not impact the pedestrian footpath outside UNSW.

The bus stop located outside the Tyree Energy Technologies Building will move 50m south, towards Barker Street. Transport for NSW will install bright pink signage to direct passengers when the new work zone is established.

Intersection work: Doncaster Ave and Anzac Pde

The works zone is being expanded to complete the final section of track in this location:

  • Pedestrians crossing Anzac Parade will need to cross at the southern side of Doncaster Ave (ie: closer to UNSW)
  • The bus stop will be moved 50m north of the work zone. Bright pink signs will be in place to direct passengers.
  • No vehicles over 6m will be able to turn left onto Doncaster Avenue from Anzac Parade for around three weeks.
Where can you find more information?

  • For more information about the CBD and South East Light Rail work in the area, call 1800 684 490, email projects@transport.nsw.gov.au or visit www.sydneylightrail.com.au
  • For urgent enquiries or complaints call the Light Rail 24-hour Construction Response Line: 1800 775 465
  • For the latest information on traffic conditions related to construction in the area, visit www.livetraffic.com