Premier: Tackling Public Transport

Filed in Just In by May 18, 2020

THERE were 5,964 tested yesterday and only one new case detected, but another death has brought the total to 48 in New South Wales.

The Premier is urging people in Sydney to consider when they use public transport to avoid peak hour and avoid community transmission. 

Andrew Constance, Minister for transport said the public transport system usually carries 2.2million people daily and on Friday there were 570,000 people on the network.

“Community transmission is a risk as we’ve seen in transport networks around the world,” said Minister Constance.

While people are typically urged to use public transport in Sydney, people are now being urged to drive their cars where possible, pop up parking is being planned and more pop up cycle paths.

Additional shuttle services on light rail and shuttle buses are being planned.

Smart phone applications such as Trip Go, City Mapper, Google Maps and Opal App  are providing real time information on load capacity to help people better plan their journey.

Health Update

  • 5,964 people tested
  • 1 new case
  • 100 people being treated
  • 6 people in intensive care
  • 2 people on ventilators
  • 1 death – a man in his 60s who was linked to a previous confirmed case and had underlying health issues.

People in the Hills and Penrith area are particularly encouraged to come forward for testing.



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