We wrote earlier this week how the popularity of Pokemon GO in Rhodes was becoming a nightmare, not just for residents but for the council and those passing through the area. That’s escalated an extra notch today, with Transport NSW officially warning commuters that buses will be delayed in the area.
According to the notice posted on the Transport NSW website, the 526 and 533 buses may suffer delays because drivers have to “detour via local streets”. One of those local streets is the infamous Mary St in Rhodes, which is a little jam packed with Pokemon GO fans.
Neither route typically goes through Mary St. Route 533 typically travels through Concord Rd, which passes nearby Mary St, but it doesn’t usually go through the Poke-hotspot. Route 526 stops at the Rhodes Shopping Centre, but is largely a route for those going from Burwood to Parramatta and vice versa.
But while NSW Transport are warning that Mary St is “partially closed”, there’s always the possibility that Pokemon GO trainers might get out of the way of a bus. Then again, they might just continue doing this: