Network changes happening in 2016

Network changes happening in 2016

Network changes happening in 2016

 Extended bus route for residents in Keysborough

Residents in Keysborough will benefit from an extended bus route  from 28 August.

The extension to Route 709 will run from Noble Park Station to Mordialloc Station via Bloomfield Road in Noble Par, and Perry Roads, Westwood Boulevard and Keylana Drive in Keysborough South.

 It will connect local passengers to the Frankston and Dandenong train lines, and the Route 902 Smart Bus on Springvale Road, as well as providing residents south of Cheltenham Road with a direct connection to Parkmore Shopping Centre.

 The original proposal was for a 40 minute service, but following feedback from the local community about the need for more frequent bus services, the new service will now run every 30 minutes between 6:00am and 7:00pm, Monday to Friday. It will run every hour from 7:00pm to around 9:00pm during the week.

 On Saturdays, services will run every half-hour from 7:00am – 7:00pm, and every hour until 9pm. On Sunday services will start at around 8:30am and run every 30 minutes until 7pm, then every hour until 9pm. 

 Extension of trial bus for residents in Coronet Bay and Grantville

Residents of Coronet Bay, Tenby Point, Corinella and Grantville will benefit from an extension of a  trial bus service from July 31.

 The service will continue to run between Coronet Bay and Grantville, via Corinella and Tenby Point, connecting residents with the following key destinations:

  • Coronet Bay
  • Corinella
  • Tenby Point
  • Grantville
  • Coach services to Melbourne and Wonthaggi

The timetable has been slightly amended following community consultation.

 New shuttle bus service for northern Bellarine Peninsula

Residents in the northern Bellarine Peninsula towns of St Leonards, Portarlington, Indented Head and Drysdale will benefit from a new route 60A shuttle service which will run between these towns and connect with Route 60 to Geelong.

There will be an extra five weekday shuttle services in each direction, from July 17, connecting passengers to and from Geelong Station.

Commuters will have two options to get to St Leonards – either by the Route 60 services that go directly to St Leonards, or by the new Route 60A shuttles that connect with Route 60 services at Drysdale.

The changes come following community consultation with local residents last year, which identified a need for a greater frequency of services.  

Bendigo Metro Rail is here

From Sunday 26 June, changes to the Bendigo train network will offer you greater choice and improved connectivity.

For more information, see Bendigo Metro.

Timetable changes to various metropolitan bus routes 

From Sunday 5 June 2016, new bus timetables for various metropolitan bus routes will be introduced to improve service reliability and provide better connections to train services. Timetable changes will include minor changes to arrival and departure times by up to five minutes on weekdays and seven minutes on weekends.

Timetable changes affect bus routes listed below:

  • Route 200 City (Queen St) – Bulleen
  • Route 207 City - Doncaster Shopping centre via Kew Junction
  • Route 215 Caroline Springs - Highpoint SC
  • Route 216 Caroline Springs - Brighton Beach
  • Route 219 South Sunshine - Gardenvale
  • Route 220 Sunshine - Gardenvale
  • Route 223 Yarraville - Highpoint SC
  • Route 232 Altona - City (Queen Victoria Market)
  • Route 234 Garden City – City
  • Route 235 City to Fishermans Bend via Williamstown Road
  • Route 236 Garden City to Queen Victoria Market
  • Route 237 City - Fishermans Bend via Lorimer Street
  • Route 246 Elsternwick – Clifton Hill
  • Route 250 La Trobe University – City (Queen Street)
  • Route 251 Northland SC – City (Queen Street)
  • Route 270 Box Hill – Mitcham via Blackburn North
  • Route 271 Box Hill - Ringwood via Park Orchards
  • Route 273 The Pines - Nunawading
  • Route 279 Box Hill - Doncaster SC via Middleborough Road
  • Route 280 Manningham Mover via Tunstall Square
  • Route 281 Templestowe to Deakin University via Box Hill
  • Route 282 Manningham Loop via Templestowe Village SC, Doncaster SC
  • Route 284 Doncaster Park and Ride - Box Hill via Union Road
  • Route 285 Doncaster Park and Ride – Camberwell via North Balwyn
  • Route 293 Box Hill - Greensborough via Doncaster Shopping Centre
  • Route 295 Doncaster SC - The Pines SC via Templestowe
  • Route 302 Box Hill to City via Belmore Road
  • Route 303 City to Ringwood North via Park Road
  • Route 304 City - Doncaster SC via Belmore Road and Eastern Fwy
  • Route 305 City - The Pines Shopping Centre via Eastern Fwy
  • Route 309 City - Donvale via Reynold Road (Freeway Exp)
  • Route 318 City - Deep Creek
  • Route 350 City (Queen St) – La Trobe University via Eastern Fwy
  • Route 364 Ringwood – Warrandyte via Ringwood North
  • Route 370 Mitcham to Ringwood via Ringwood North
  • Route 380 Ringwood – Croydon Loop
  • Route 600 St Kilda to Southland SC
  • Route 901 Orbital Service (Frankston to Melbourne Airport)
  • Route 902 Orbital Service (Chelsea to Airport West)
  • Route 903 Orbital Service (Mordialloc to Altona)
  • Route 905 Dart Service (The Pines SC – City via Porter Street)
  • Route 906 Dart Service (Warrandyte - City):
  • Route 907 Dart Service (Mitcham – City)
  • Route 908 Dart Service (The Pines - City)
  • Route 922 St Kilda to Southland via North Brighton
  • Route 923 St Kilda to Southland SC.

A new bus network for Plenty Valley 

From 24 July a new bus network for Plenty Valley will be introduced. The new bus network will provide more frequent, coordinated and direct services for the local community.

For more information, see Plenty Valley.

 New shuttle bus service for residents at Kalkee Community

Residents at the Kalkee retirement village in Belmont in Geelong will benefit from a new ‘shopper service’ shuttle bus route between Kalkee and Belmont Village Shopping Centre.

From 24 May 2016, bus Route 49 will depart from Kalkee and travel via High Street to the Belmont Village Shopping Centre in Belmont.

The fully accessible shopper service will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays and normal myki fares will apply for the route.

The Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula bus networks will not be changed or impacted by this additional service and will continue to operate as usual.

 Changes to bus Routes 406, 411, 412 and 414

From 22 May 2016, minor changes are being made to routes 406, 411, 412, and 414.

  • Routes 411 and 412 will be rerouted via Geelong Street and Sunshine Road to improve the connection to West Footscray Station and improve punctuality by avoiding congestion on Geelong Road.
  • Route 414 will be re-routed around the Laverton Station area to operate in the same direction as other bus services (Route 400 and 417). An additional 8.18 pm evening weekday service will depart Laverton Station and will extend northbound along Bladin Street and terminate on the corner of Old Geelong Road and Tarran Street.
  • The Route 406 timetable will change to reflect typical traffic conditions at all times of the day and provide an improved connection with Footscray Station.

New bus route 381 (South Morang to Diamond Creek via Doreen) 

From Sunday 1 May bus Route 381 South Morang to Diamond Creek via Doreen will commence providing local residents with a regular bus services to trains and key shopping destinations.

Route 381 is part of a new bus network for the area and includes seven new, extended or realigned bus services for improved train connections and increased coverage for South Morang, Doreen and Diamond Creek.

Key features of route 381 include:

  • Services every 20 minutes during the AM and PM peak from Doreen to South Morang train station
  • Provides connections between Diamond Creek train station, Laurimar Town Centre, Westfield Plenty Valley and South Morang train station
  • Services every 40 minute between South Morang and Diamond Creek
  • Extends coverage into the north-west corner of Doreen along Laurimar Boulevard and Eliot Avenue
  • Morning and afternoon extensions for students attending St Helena Secondary College or Diamond Valley College to replace the school special services that currently operate.
  • Morning and afternoon deviations for students attending Hazel Glen College.

Timetable changes for bus routes 541, 567 and 577 

From Sunday 1 May there will be timetable changes for bus routes 541, 567 and 577 to better reflect current traffic conditions and improve service reliability.

Route 541: Broadmeadows Station to Roxburgh Park

Minor changes to the timetable and journey times to better reflect current traffic conditions.

Route 541 will continue to provide train and bus connections at Broadmeadow Station.

Route 567: Northcote to Regent via Northland Shopping Centre

Buses will be re-routed to travel along Tyler and Albert Streets

Buses will no longer service stops on Plenty Road or a section of Chaleyer Street (between Albert Street and Plenty Road)

Customers that used to access route 567 from Plenty Road or Chaleyer Street can access route 567 from new bus stops that will be installed on Tyler and Albert Streets

Route 567 will continue to connect customers with Fairfield and Regent stations, Northland Shopping Centre, the Northcote Shopping Strip and Thornbury High School

Route 577: Epping Plaza Shopping Centre to South Morang Station via Findon Road

Route 577 will now pick up and drop off customers from the opposite side of bus interchange at Epping Plaza Shopping Centre.

For services from South Morang, the bus will now service the bus stop at Northern Hospital first, prior to arriving at Epping Plaza Shopping Centre and vice versa.

Changes to bus timetables on routes 215, 216, 219, 220, 223, 235, 236 and 237 

From Sunday 13 March new bus timetables for various metropolitan bus routes will be introduced to improve service reliability and provide better conditions with metropolitan train services. 

New timetables will be introduced on the following routes:

Western Services

  • 215 – Caroline Springs to Highpoint Shopping Centre
  • 216 – Caroline Springs to Brighton Beach
  • 219 – South Sunshine to Gardenvale
  • 220 – Sunshine to Gardenvale
  • 223 – Yarraville to Highpoint Shopping Centre
  • 232 – Altona to City

Port Melbourne Services

  • 235 – City to Fishermans Bend via Williamstown Road
  • 236 – Garden City to Queen Victoria Market
  • 237 – City to Fishermans Bend via Lorimer Street

Weekend services for Flagstaff Station 

Flagstaff Station is now open on weekends with all City Loop trains stopping at Flagstaff Station on Saturday and Sundays.

The opening of Flagstaff Station provides a convenient transfer point for customers to access Melbourne’s tram or bus network and head to nearby destinations such as Etihad Stadium, The Queen Victoria Market, The Royal Melbourne and Women's Hospital or Melbourne Zoo.

Extension of bus Route 561 between Macleod and Pascoe Vale 

Since 3 January 2016, the 561 bus route, which previously operated between Macleod and Coburg, has been extended to Pascoe Vale via Bell and Gaffney streets.

The revised route 561 replaces the temporary Route 560 shuttle operating between Pascoe Vale Station and the new Coles supermarket on the corner of Gaffney Street and Sussex Street in Coburg North.

Key features include:

  • Buses every 20 minutes on weekdays
  • Better access for local residents with services traveling along Stockade Avenue through the Pentridge residential development
  • Better access to Upfield train services with the bus stopping closer to Coburg Station
  • Direct bus services between La Trobe University and the Craigieburn train line
  • Route 561 operating on all public holidays

The extended service also means residents have better connections to trains services with Route 561 buses now linking to the Hurstbridge, South Morang, Upfield and Craigieburn rail lines.

New bus Route 509 introduced to Brunswick West 

Since 4 January 2016, bus Route 509 has been reintroduced to serve the Brunswick area.

The new route follows a similar route to the previous Route 509, with the new service extending further along Sydney Road providing easy access to local services and shopping precincts.

Key features of bus Route 509 include:

  • Buses every hour between 9am and 2.30pm Monday to Saturday.
  • Extended coverage with services travelling along Sydney Road to Barkly Square Shopping Centre.
  • Better access to train services with buses coordinated with trains at Brunswick Station on the Upfield line.

This revised new route, has been developed following community consultation and provides better coverage for customers of the Brunswick area.

Download the bus Route 509 map (PDF) 146kB

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Changes to bus services from Watergardens Station 

From 24 January, improved services on routes 460, 462 and 476 will offer you greater choice with coverage extending into new areas and more direct and frequent bus services to key destinations.

Bus Route 460:

  • Improved reliability with a revised timetable
  • Improved connections to train services at Watergardens Station
  • Better frequency with buses every 20 to 30 minutes in the peak and 40 minutes during the day, including on weekends
  • Revised route to Caroline Springs Shopping Centre with the terminus changed to the corner of Caroline Springs Boulevard and Lake Street

Bus Route 462:

  • Improved punctuality with a revised timetable
  • Improved hours of operation

Bus Route 476:

  • Improved punctuality with a revised timetable
  • Improved connections to train services at Watergardens Station
  • New bus stops on The Regency and Wattle Valley Drive resulting in shorter journey times for customers travelling to Moonee Ponds/Watergardens
  • An extension of the route into northern Plumpton, with the route terminating in Beattys Road near Aspire Boulevard
  • Improved access to Keilor Park Cemetery with selected trips deviating via Ely Court

New bus network for Epping North and Wollert 

From 24 January 2016 a new bus network for Epping North and Wollert will arrive.

Following three community drop-in sessions and an online survey, Public Transport Victoria is tailoring the bus network to better reflect local residents’ travel needs.

The new bus network will provide more direct and frequent services to key destinations with existing Bus Route 575 being replaced by three new bus services to extend to local areas.

Key features of the new network include:

  • Greater choice and flexibility with more direct services to Epping Station, Epping Plaza, Epping Secondary College and the Northern Hospital
  • More frequent services with buses every 20 minutes in the peak and 40 minutes in the off-peak and on weekends
  • Better connections at key interchange points for rail and bus services
  • Extended coverage into Wollert, Wollert West and Wollert East

New bus route information

Route 356 - Wollert East to Epping Station

  • New route extending existing coverage with new services running north of the Hayston and Epping Road junction
  • Easy link to Route 358 at Epping Station with connections to Epping Plaza Shopping Centre and the Northern Hospital

Download the map for Route 356 (PDF) 146kB

Route 357 - Wollert West to Thomastown

  • Replaces 575 with an improved timetable with more frequent and reliable services
  • Extended coverage to Wollert West to include new services on Lyndarum Drive, Edgars Road and Eaststone Avenue
  • More frequent services to Epping Plaza

Download the map for Route 357 (PDF) 160kB

Route 358 - Wollert to Epping Station via Epping Plaza

  • New route extending services into Wollert via Miller Street and Greenfields Drive
  • Easy link connecting with the 356 providing more frequent services to Epping Secondary College
  • Improved services to the Northern Hospital and better connections to key interchange points for rail and bus services

Download the map for Route 358 (PDF) 149kB

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Extended evening services on the Sunbury line from 31 December 2015 

From Thursday 31 December 2015, Sunbury and Diggers Rest station customers benefit from additional evening and night services with the extension of Watergardens services, seven days a week.

This is a massive boost to train services for Sunbury customers, meaning more choice of when you travel.

Key features:

  • All services to and from the city and Watergardens Station between 7pm and 2am will be extended to Sunbury Station
  • Improved weekday frequency with services from the City to Sunbury at least every 20 minutes from 3pm, and every 30 minutes from 8pm
  • Sunbury and Diggers Rest customers can access 73 more evening and late night train services a week to and from the city.
  • Six Watergardens services from the city will be extended to Sunbury, meaning seven services on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Four Watergardens services - and five on Saturdays - will now commence from Sunbury Station and travel to the city, stopping all stations to Flinders Street.

Changes for Sunbury and Pakenham station customers 

From 1 January 2016, some V/Line services departing from Southern Cross will not drop off Sunbury and Pakenham station customers.

To ensure regional customers still have access to services at peak times, restrictions now apply to some services:

  • Restricted V/Line services* for Sunbury Station customers, 4.25pm and 5.04pm
    These weekday V/Line Bendigo services from Southern Cross will no longer drop off at Sunbury Station. Other Metro and V/Line services can be used by Sunbury customers.
  • Restricted V/Line services* for Pakenham Station customers, 4.16pm and 5.37pm
    These weekday V/Line Traralgon services from Southern Cross will no longer drop off at Pakenham Station. Other Metro and V/Line services can be used by Pakenham customers.

*Customers are advised not to board the restricted peak services to Bendigo and Traralgon. Customers for Sunbury and Pakenham on these services will be given a warning and may be issued an infringement notice.

These changes will help improve capacity on the busiest services in the PM peak and provide regional and metropolitan customers with a consistent and reliable timetable. It will mean customers who travel beyond Sunbury and Pakenham can get the train home at the busiest times. Metropolitan customers will still have access to the services they need.

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Changes to bus services for Lara and Waurn Ponds from 1 February 2016 

Residents in Lara and Waurn Ponds will benefit from improved reliability and more direct services to stations and better links to local destinations when changes to the bus services are introduced on 1 February 2016.

In Waurn Ponds, improved services on Routes 41 and 42 will provide more direct bus services between Deakin University Waurn Ponds Campus and Waurn Ponds Station and targeted connections with V/Line train services on the Geelong line.

Improved reliability will be assisted by faster more direct routes with buses no longer stopping on Monterey Drive, and customers able to board from either Rossack Drive or Ghazeepore Road.

  • Route 41 Geelong Station to Deakin University via Grovedale, Waurn Ponds Station
  • Route 42 Geelong Station to Deakin University via South Valley Road, Waurn Ponds Station

In Lara, improved services on routes 10, 11 and 12 will offer customers greater choice with extension into new areas and more direct and frequent services to connecting rail services.

Changes to Lara services include:

Route 10 Lara – Corio via Lara South

  • Extended coverage to Corio Village Shopping Centre
  • Improved reliability with a revised timetable
  • Targeted connections with V/Line train services on the Geelong Line
  • Better frequency to Corio Village Shopping Centre with buses every 60 minutes during the day.

Route 11 Lara – Lara East

  • Improved punctuality with a revised timetable
  • Targeted connections with V/Line train services on the Geelong line

Route 12 Lara – Lara West

  • Extended coverage to Lara West with new services at Grand Lakes estate
  • Improved connections with V/Line train services on the Geelong Line
  • Improved reliability with a revised timetable

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Network changes in the new year

Extended bus route for residents in Keysborough

Residents in Keysborough will benefit from an extended bus route  from 28 August.

The extension to Route 709 will run from Noble Park Station to Mordialloc Station via Bloomfield Road in Noble Par, and Perry Roads, Westwood Boulevard and Keylana Drive in Keysborough South.

 It will connect local passengers to the Frankston and Dandenong train lines, and the Route 902 Smart Bus on Springvale Road, as well as providing residents south of Cheltenham Road with a direct connection to Parkmore Shopping Centre.

 The original proposal was for a 40 minute service, but following feedback from the local community about the need for more frequent bus services, the new service will now run every 30 minutes between 6:00am and 7:00pm, Monday to Friday. It will run every hour from 7:00pm to around 9:00pm during the week.

 On Saturdays, services will run every half-hour from 7:00am – 7:00pm, and every hour until 9pm. On Sunday services will start at around 8:30am and run every 30 minutes until 7pm, then every hour until 9pm.

Extension of trial bus for residents in Coronet Bay and Grantville

Residents of Coronet Bay, Tenby Point, Corinella and Grantville will benefit from an extension of a  trial bus service from July 31.

 The service will continue to run between Coronet Bay and Grantville, via Corinella and Tenby Point, connecting residents with the following key destinations:

  • Coronet Bay
  • Corinella
  • Tenby Point
  • Grantville
  • Coach services to Melbourne and Wonthaggi

The timetable has been slightly amended following community consultation.

New shuttle bus service for northern Bellarine Peninsula

Residents in the northern Bellarine Peninsula towns of St Leonards, Portarlington, Indented Head and Drysdale will benefit from a new route 60A shuttle service which will run between these towns and connect with Route 60 to Geelong.

There will be an extra five weekday shuttle services in each direction, from July 17, connecting passengers to and from Geelong Station.

Commuters will have two options to get to St Leonards – either by the Route 60 services that go directly to St Leonards, or by the new Route 60A shuttles that connect with Route 60 services at Drysdale.

The changes come following community consultation with local residents last year, which identified a need for a greater frequency of services.  

Bendigo Metro Rail is here

From Sunday 26 June, changes to the Bendigo train network will offer you greater choice and improved connectivity.

For more information, see Bendigo Metro.

Timetable changes to various metropolitan bus routes 

From Sunday 5 June 2016, new bus timetables for various metropolitan bus routes will be introduced to improve service reliability and provide better connections to train services. Timetable changes will include minor changes to arrival and departure times by up to five minutes on weekdays and seven minutes on weekends.

Timetable changes affect bus routes listed below:

  • Route 200 City (Queen St) – Bulleen
  • Route 207 City - Doncaster Shopping centre via Kew Junction
  • Route 215 Caroline Springs - Highpoint SC
  • Route 216 Caroline Springs - Brighton Beach
  • Route 219 South Sunshine - Gardenvale
  • Route 220 Sunshine - Gardenvale
  • Route 223 Yarraville - Highpoint SC
  • Route 232 Altona - City (Queen Victoria Market)
  • Route 234 Garden City – City
  • Route 235 City to Fishermans Bend via Williamstown Road
  • Route 236 Garden City to Queen Victoria Market
  • Route 237 City - Fishermans Bend via Lorimer Street
  • Route 246 Elsternwick – Clifton Hill
  • Route 250 La Trobe University – City (Queen Street)
  • Route 251 Northland SC – City (Queen Street)
  • Route 270 Box Hill – Mitcham via Blackburn North
  • Route 271 Box Hill - Ringwood via Park Orchards
  • Route 273 The Pines - Nunawading
  • Route 279 Box Hill - Doncaster SC via Middleborough Road
  • Route 280 Manningham Mover via Tunstall Square
  • Route 281 Templestowe to Deakin University via Box Hill
  • Route 282 Manningham Loop via Templestowe Village SC, Doncaster SC
  • Route 284 Doncaster Park and Ride - Box Hill via Union Road
  • Route 285 Doncaster Park and Ride – Camberwell via North Balwyn
  • Route 293 Box Hill - Greensborough via Doncaster Shopping Centre
  • Route 295 Doncaster SC - The Pines SC via Templestowe
  • Route 302 Box Hill to City via Belmore Road
  • Route 303 City to Ringwood North via Park Road
  • Route 304 City - Doncaster SC via Belmore Road and Eastern Fwy
  • Route 305 City - The Pines Shopping Centre via Eastern Fwy
  • Route 309 City - Donvale via Reynold Road (Freeway Exp)
  • Route 318 City - Deep Creek
  • Route 350 City (Queen St) – La Trobe University via Eastern Fwy
  • Route 364 Ringwood – Warrandyte via Ringwood North
  • Route 370 Mitcham to Ringwood via Ringwood North
  • Route 380 Ringwood – Croydon Loop
  • Route 600 St Kilda to Southland SC
  • Route 901 Orbital Service (Frankston to Melbourne Airport)
  • Route 902 Orbital Service (Chelsea to Airport West)
  • Route 903 Orbital Service (Mordialloc to Altona)
  • Route 905 Dart Service (The Pines SC – City via Porter Street)
  • Route 906 Dart Service (Warrandyte - City):
  • Route 907 Dart Service (Mitcham – City)
  • Route 908 Dart Service (The Pines - City)
  • Route 922 St Kilda to Southland via North Brighton
  • Route 923 St Kilda to Southland SC.

A new bus network for Plenty Valley 

From 24 July a new bus network for Plenty Valley will be introduced. The new bus network will provide more frequent, coordinated and direct services for the local community.

For more information, see Plenty Valley.

New shuttle bus service for residents at Kalkee Community

Residents at the Kalkee retirement village in Belmont in Geelong will benefit from a new ‘shopper service’ shuttle bus route between Kalkee and Belmont Village Shopping Centre.

From 24 May 2016, bus Route 49 will depart from Kalkee and travel via High Street to the Belmont Village Shopping Centre in Belmont.

The fully accessible shopper service will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays and normal myki fares will apply for the route.

The Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula bus networks will not be changed or impacted by this additional service and will continue to operate as usual.

 Changes to bus Routes 406, 411, 412 and 414

From 22 May 2016, minor changes are being made to routes 406, 411, 412, and 414.

  • Routes 411 and 412 will be rerouted via Geelong Street and Sunshine Road to improve the connection to West Footscray Station and improve punctuality by avoiding congestion on Geelong Road.
  • Route 414 will be re-routed around the Laverton Station area to operate in the same direction as other bus services (Route 400 and 417). An additional 8.18 pm evening weekday service will depart Laverton Station and will extend northbound along Bladin Street and terminate on the corner of Old Geelong Road and Tarran Street.
  • The Route 406 timetable will change to reflect typical traffic conditions at all times of the day and provide an improved connection with Footscray Station.

New bus route 381 (South Morang to Diamond Creek via Doreen) 

From Sunday 1 May bus Route 381 South Morang to Diamond Creek via Doreen will commence providing local residents with a regular bus services to trains and key shopping destinations.

Route 381 is part of a new bus network for the area and includes seven new, extended or realigned bus services for improved train connections and increased coverage for South Morang, Doreen and Diamond Creek.

Key features of route 381 include:

  • Services every 20 minutes during the AM and PM peak from Doreen to South Morang train station
  • Provides connections between Diamond Creek train station, Laurimar Town Centre, Westfield Plenty Valley and South Morang train station
  • Services every 40 minute between South Morang and Diamond Creek
  • Extends coverage into the north-west corner of Doreen along Laurimar Boulevard and Eliot Avenue
  • Morning and afternoon extensions for students attending St Helena Secondary College or Diamond Valley College to replace the school special services that currently operate.
  • Morning and afternoon deviations for students attending Hazel Glen College.

Timetable changes for bus routes 541, 567 and 577 

From Sunday 1 May there will be timetable changes for bus routes 541, 567 and 577 to better reflect current traffic conditions and improve service reliability.

Route 541: Broadmeadows Station to Roxburgh Park

Minor changes to the timetable and journey times to better reflect current traffic conditions.

Route 541 will continue to provide train and bus connections at Broadmeadow Station.

Route 567: Northcote to Regent via Northland Shopping Centre

Buses will be re-routed to travel along Tyler and Albert Streets

Buses will no longer service stops on Plenty Road or a section of Chaleyer Street (between Albert Street and Plenty Road)

Customers that used to access route 567 from Plenty Road or Chaleyer Street can access route 567 from new bus stops that will be installed on Tyler and Albert Streets

Route 567 will continue to connect customers with Fairfield and Regent stations, Northland Shopping Centre, the Northcote Shopping Strip and Thornbury High School

Route 577: Epping Plaza Shopping Centre to South Morang Station via Findon Road

Route 577 will now pick up and drop off customers from the opposite side of bus interchange at Epping Plaza Shopping Centre.

For services from South Morang, the bus will now service the bus stop at Northern Hospital first, prior to arriving at Epping Plaza Shopping Centre and vice versa.

Changes to bus timetables on routes 215, 216, 219, 220, 223, 235, 236 and 237 

From Sunday 13 March new bus timetables for various metropolitan bus routes will be introduced to improve service reliability and provide better conditions with metropolitan train services. 

New timetables will be introduced on the following routes:

Western Services

  • 215 – Caroline Springs to Highpoint Shopping Centre
  • 216 – Caroline Springs to Brighton Beach
  • 219 – South Sunshine to Gardenvale
  • 220 – Sunshine to Gardenvale
  • 223 – Yarraville to Highpoint Shopping Centre
  • 232 – Altona to City

Port Melbourne Services

  • 235 – City to Fishermans Bend via Williamstown Road
  • 236 – Garden City to Queen Victoria Market
  • 237 – City to Fishermans Bend via Lorimer Street

Weekend services for Flagstaff Station 

Flagstaff Station is now open on weekends with all City Loop trains stopping at Flagstaff Station on Saturday and Sundays.

The opening of Flagstaff Station provides a convenient transfer point for customers to access Melbourne’s tram or bus network and head to nearby destinations such as Etihad Stadium, The Queen Victoria Market, The Royal Melbourne and Women's Hospital or Melbourne Zoo.

Extension of bus Route 561 between Macleod and Pascoe Vale 

Since 3 January 2016, the 561 bus route, which previously operated between Macleod and Coburg, has been extended to Pascoe Vale via Bell and Gaffney streets.

The revised route 561 replaces the temporary Route 560 shuttle operating between Pascoe Vale Station and the new Coles supermarket on the corner of Gaffney Street and Sussex Street in Coburg North.

Key features include:

  • Buses every 20 minutes on weekdays
  • Better access for local residents with services traveling along Stockade Avenue through the Pentridge residential development
  • Better access to Upfield train services with the bus stopping closer to Coburg Station
  • Direct bus services between La Trobe University and the Craigieburn train line
  • Route 561 operating on all public holidays

The extended service also means residents have better connections to trains services with Route 561 buses now linking to the Hurstbridge, South Morang, Upfield and Craigieburn rail lines.

New bus Route 509 introduced to Brunswick West 

Since 4 January 2016, bus Route 509 has been reintroduced to serve the Brunswick area.

The new route follows a similar route to the previous Route 509, with the new service extending further along Sydney Road providing easy access to local services and shopping precincts.

Key features of bus Route 509 include:

  • Buses every hour between 9am and 2.30pm Monday to Saturday.
  • Extended coverage with services travelling along Sydney Road to Barkly Square Shopping Centre.
  • Better access to train services with buses coordinated with trains at Brunswick Station on the Upfield line.

This revised new route, has been developed following community consultation and provides better coverage for customers of the Brunswick area.

Download the bus Route 509 map (PDF) 146kB

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Changes to bus services from Watergardens Station 

From 24 January, improved services on routes 460, 462 and 476 will offer you greater choice with coverage extending into new areas and more direct and frequent bus services to key destinations.

Bus Route 460:

  • Improved reliability with a revised timetable
  • Improved connections to train services at Watergardens Station
  • Better frequency with buses every 20 to 30 minutes in the peak and 40 minutes during the day, including on weekends
  • Revised route to Caroline Springs Shopping Centre with the terminus changed to the corner of Caroline Springs Boulevard and Lake Street

Bus Route 462:

  • Improved punctuality with a revised timetable
  • Improved hours of operation

Bus Route 476:

  • Improved punctuality with a revised timetable
  • Improved connections to train services at Watergardens Station
  • New bus stops on The Regency and Wattle Valley Drive resulting in shorter journey times for customers travelling to Moonee Ponds/Watergardens
  • An extension of the route into northern Plumpton, with the route terminating in Beattys Road near Aspire Boulevard
  • Improved access to Keilor Park Cemetery with selected trips deviating via Ely Court

New bus network for Epping North and Wollert 

From 24 January 2016 a new bus network for Epping North and Wollert will arrive.

Following three community drop-in sessions and an online survey, Public Transport Victoria is tailoring the bus network to better reflect local residents’ travel needs.

The new bus network will provide more direct and frequent services to key destinations with existing Bus Route 575 being replaced by three new bus services to extend to local areas.

Key features of the new network include:

  • Greater choice and flexibility with more direct services to Epping Station, Epping Plaza, Epping Secondary College and the Northern Hospital
  • More frequent services with buses every 20 minutes in the peak and 40 minutes in the off-peak and on weekends
  • Better connections at key interchange points for rail and bus services
  • Extended coverage into Wollert, Wollert West and Wollert East

New bus route information

Route 356 - Wollert East to Epping Station

  • New route extending existing coverage with new services running north of the Hayston and Epping Road junction
  • Easy link to Route 358 at Epping Station with connections to Epping Plaza Shopping Centre and the Northern Hospital

Download the map for Route 356 (PDF) 146kB

Route 357 - Wollert West to Thomastown

  • Replaces 575 with an improved timetable with more frequent and reliable services
  • Extended coverage to Wollert West to include new services on Lyndarum Drive, Edgars Road and Eaststone Avenue
  • More frequent services to Epping Plaza

Download the map for Route 357 (PDF) 160kB

Route 358 - Wollert to Epping Station via Epping Plaza

  • New route extending services into Wollert via Miller Street and Greenfields Drive
  • Easy link connecting with the 356 providing more frequent services to Epping Secondary College
  • Improved services to the Northern Hospital and better connections to key interchange points for rail and bus services

Download the map for Route 358 (PDF) 149kB

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Extended evening services on the Sunbury line from 31 December 2015 

From Thursday 31 December 2015, Sunbury and Diggers Rest station customers benefit from additional evening and night services with the extension of Watergardens services, seven days a week.

This is a massive boost to train services for Sunbury customers, meaning more choice of when you travel.

Key features:

  • All services to and from the city and Watergardens Station between 7pm and 2am will be extended to Sunbury Station
  • Improved weekday frequency with services from the City to Sunbury at least every 20 minutes from 3pm, and every 30 minutes from 8pm
  • Sunbury and Diggers Rest customers can access 73 more evening and late night train services a week to and from the city.
  • Six Watergardens services from the city will be extended to Sunbury, meaning seven services on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Four Watergardens services - and five on Saturdays - will now commence from Sunbury Station and travel to the city, stopping all stations to Flinders Street.

Changes for Sunbury and Pakenham station customers 

From 1 January 2016, some V/Line services departing from Southern Cross will not drop off Sunbury and Pakenham station customers.

To ensure regional customers still have access to services at peak times, restrictions now apply to some services:

  • Restricted V/Line services* for Sunbury Station customers, 4.25pm and 5.04pm
    These weekday V/Line Bendigo services from Southern Cross will no longer drop off at Sunbury Station. Other Metro and V/Line services can be used by Sunbury customers.
  • Restricted V/Line services* for Pakenham Station customers, 4.16pm and 5.37pm
    These weekday V/Line Traralgon services from Southern Cross will no longer drop off at Pakenham Station. Other Metro and V/Line services can be used by Pakenham customers.

*Customers are advised not to board the restricted peak services to Bendigo and Traralgon. Customers for Sunbury and Pakenham on these services will be given a warning and may be issued an infringement notice.

These changes will help improve capacity on the busiest services in the PM peak and provide regional and metropolitan customers with a consistent and reliable timetable. It will mean customers who travel beyond Sunbury and Pakenham can get the train home at the busiest times. Metropolitan customers will still have access to the services they need.

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Changes to bus services for Lara and Waurn Ponds from 1 February 2016 

Residents in Lara and Waurn Ponds will benefit from improved reliability and more direct services to stations and better links to local destinations when changes to the bus services are introduced on 1 February 2016.

In Waurn Ponds, improved services on Routes 41 and 42 will provide more direct bus services between Deakin University Waurn Ponds Campus and Waurn Ponds Station and targeted connections with V/Line train services on the Geelong line.

Improved reliability will be assisted by faster more direct routes with buses no longer stopping on Monterey Drive, and customers able to board from either Rossack Drive or Ghazeepore Road.

  • Route 41 Geelong Station to Deakin University via Grovedale, Waurn Ponds Station
  • Route 42 Geelong Station to Deakin University via South Valley Road, Waurn Ponds Station

In Lara, improved services on routes 10, 11 and 12 will offer customers greater choice with extension into new areas and more direct and frequent services to connecting rail services.

Changes to Lara services include:

Route 10 Lara – Corio via Lara South

  • Extended coverage to Corio Village Shopping Centre
  • Improved reliability with a revised timetable
  • Targeted connections with V/Line train services on the Geelong Line
  • Better frequency to Corio Village Shopping Centre with buses every 60 minutes during the day.

Route 11 Lara – Lara East

  • Improved punctuality with a revised timetable
  • Targeted connections with V/Line train services on the Geelong line

Route 12 Lara – Lara West

  • Extended coverage to Lara West with new services at Grand Lakes estate
  • Improved connections with V/Line train services on the Geelong Line
  • Improved reliability with a revised timetable

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