New rapid bus routes to help connect Wilton to Picton and Campbelltown are being considered by Transport for NSW.

Wollondilly Mayor Matt Gould has welcomed the announcement for the Wilton Growth Area, and called on all candidates in the upcoming NSW election to commit to the plan.

“The bus link to Campbelltown will mean improved access for commuters to the rail network, making it easier to travel to surrounding suburbs, shopping precincts, and the Sydney CBD,” Cr Gould said.

Under the proposal, a new service would run every hour, seven days a week to connect Wilton with Picton, with a 30-minute service in the peak direction on weekdays connecting Wilton with Campbelltown.

“Wollondilly Shire Council has been advocating for public transport links to support future growth and development in Wilton for many years, so it’s good to see a plan in place for these much-needed rapid bus routes,” Cr Gould said.

“I am asking all candidates in the State election to commit to having a Bus Rapid Transit in operation by 2024, with a plan developed and approved for future rail services.”

According to Transport for NSW, further investigations into the rapid bus service will consider bus stop locations, transport interconnectivity, the vehicles required, maintenance and running costs.

Bus stop locations will be identified to meet the needs of the community, and once operational, Transport for NSW will monitor the uptake of the new services and consider customer demand to make adjustments if required.