Community invited to provide feedback on new bus network for Brimbank
Added: 15 November 2013
Public Transport Victoria is inviting Brimbank residents to comment on a proposed new bus network.
A new bus network is proposed for Brimbank and local residents are invited to drop into community information sessions being held in Sunshine, Sydenham and St Albans to provide their feedback.
Public Transport Victoria’s Director of Network Planning, Ray Kinnear said that Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is working to improve public transport for nearly 200,000 Brimbank residents, commuters and visitors.
“The proposed network combines fast, more frequent and direct routes along main roads with local neighbourhood routes operating in between that together provide seven-day services to railway stations and shopping hubs,” he said.
“It will improve access to popular major destinations in Brimbank, such as Sunshine, Watergardens Shopping Centre and the St Albans shopping precinct, as well as providing better connections to trains.
“The proposed network will extend public transport nearer to more homes in Sunshine West, Sunshine North and St Albans east, and increase the frequency on some bus routes where we know demand is high.
“Under the existing network, some routes don’t terminate at key destinations, some routes are indirect, some routes operate on different streets in different directions, and some routes don’t run on Sundays.
“The proposed new bus network plans to fix these issues,” said Mr Kinnear.
As part of the network changes, Public Transport Victoria is proposing to make changes affecting bus routes 400, 408, 418, 419, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425, 451, 454, 460 and 476.
Mr Kinnear said that we have tried to design the best possible network that is useful and convenient for more people in Brimbank.
“Due to the scale of changes, Public Transport Victoria is holding a series of community information sessions to give local residents the opportunity to learn more about the proposed network and provide feedback that can improve our designs,” he said
“I encourage local residents to drop into one of the information sessions, see the maps of the proposed new network, meet PTV’s planning team, ask questions, and provide feedback.”
Community information sessions
Monday 25 November, 4pm – 8pm
Errington Hall: Princess Street, St Albans
Tuesday 26 November, 10am – 1.30pm
Sunshine Harvester Service Centre: 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine
Thursday 28 November, 4.30pm – 8pm
Catholic Regional College, The Crate Theatre: enter via Pecks Road, Sydenham
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