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NSW increases public transport limits, nearly doubling capacity

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But the premier has urged people to continue to avoid the network during peak times as NSW records three new cases of coronavirus.

Public transport limits in NSW will be nearly doubled from July 1.

But the state's premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has urged people to continue to avoid the network during peak times, if possible.

It comes as NSW records three new cases of coronavirus, all of which are returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

Limits on train carriages will increase to 68 people per train carriage, up from the current limit of 36.

On buses, 23 people will be able on board at one time up from 12.

Capacity on ferries will jump from 245 to 450 on each service.

"From 1 July, the ability of the transport network to carry more people during the peak and during the day has been increased and this has been based on configuration of where people sit or stand on a bus, train or ferry," Ms Berejiklian said this morning.

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"This is pleasing for those who work in places like the CBD or who rely on public transport.

"We're still encouraging people to travel outside of the peak where possible but now we will have extra capacity in the peak, almost doubling capacity which is great news.

"Our easing of restrictions will only work with people coming forward to getting tested and with people practicing good social distancing outside of their homes."

Source: 9News

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