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Service changes

Permanent changes to buses including new routes, timetable upgrades and route changes. For more information about any of these changes, call 1800 800 007 or follow the links below.

New bus interchange and better bus services for Ballarat

From Sunday 19 December 2021, Ballarat bus services will use the new bus interchange off Nolan Street, making it safer and easier to connect with trains. There will also be new bus timetables with extra evening services on weekdays and Saturdays. 

New on-demand bus service for Melton South

From Sunday 12 December 2021, we’re introducing a new on-demand service FlexiRide to Melton South, giving residents of Cobblebank, Melton South, Thornhill Park and Weir Views a convenient way to get to work, school, local shops and train stations.

New bus Route 816 Keysborough South to Noble Park Station and timetable changes to Route 813

From Sunday 28 November 2021, new bus Route 816 will be introduced to the network to provide public transport coverage to the growing residential area of south Keysborough. Route 813 will have a new timetable with extended operating hours and improved frequency.

More frequent buses for Route 525

From 28 November 2021, Route 525 will run more frequently, giving residents from Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Kalkallo and Mickleham more options on when to travel and better connections with train services.

Better buses for Mornington Peninsula

From Sunday 14 November 2021, Route 788 Frankston to Portsea will run more frequently giving Mornington Peninsula residents and tourists more options on when to travel.    

New bus service between Mernda and Craigieburn stations

From Sunday 31 October 2021, new bus service Route 390 will link the growing communities in Mernda and Wollert to Craigieburn and Mernda stations.

Additional services on Route 381 for St Helena Secondary College students

From Monday 4 October 2021, additional AM and PM services will be introduced on Route 381 Mernda Station to Diamond Creek Station, making it easier for St Helena Secondary College students to get to and from the school.

On-demand bus service FlexiRide expands to Chirnside Park, Lilydale, Mooroolbark and Croydon

From Monday 4 October 2021, new on-demand service FlexiRide will help residents in Chirnside Park, Lilydale, Mooroolbark and Croydon get to work, local shopping centres and transport hubs.

New high-frequency bus Route 202 Yarra Bend to Melbourne University and changes to Route 546

From Monday 20 September 2021, new bus service Route 202 will better connect Victoria Park Station to the University of Melbourne and Parkville’s medical and research precinct. The new route is high frequency limited stops service and will provide students and workers from Melbourne’s north and northeast with more direct access to their jobs and education.

Changes to Night Network bus

From Friday 24 September 2021, some of our most popular bus routes will expand to a 24-hour weekend service on Fridays and Saturdays. We will also be introducing new bus routes to the Night Network that will operate after midnight on weekends.

Changes to timetables for metropolitan bus services

From Monday 20 September 2021, changes will be made to the timetables of 19 bus routes in metropolitan Melbourne to make services more efficient and better aligned to passenger demand.

Minor route change for bus routes 511, 525 and Seymour Night Coach

From 29 August 2021, bus routes 511, 525 and Seymour Night Coach will access Donnybrook Station Bus Interchange via an altered route through Cloverton Boulevard and Station Parade.

Timetable change for the connection of Horsham bus Route 5 with the Overland train

From Sunday 22 August 2021, the temporary timetable for Horsham bus Route 5 will become permanent, providing reliable connections for Horsham passengers with the Overland rail service. The timetable that has been operating since the Overland rail services recommenced in January 2021 will remain in place.

Minor timetable adjustments for Warrnambool V/Line coaches

From Sunday 11 July 2021, minor timetable adjustments are being made to better reflect journey times on select V/Line coach services from Warrnambool. Passengers at some stops along each route will have slightly earlier departure times.

Timetable changes for V/Line coaches connecting with trains on the Bendigo Line

From Sunday 11 July 2021, the weekday timetable for the Daylesford to Woodend and Maryborough to Castlemaine V/Line coach services will change to maintain reliable connections with the adjusted train timetable on the Bendigo line.

Minor timetable adjustments for Swan Hill and Mildura V/Line coaches

From Sunday 11 July 2021, minor timetable adjustments are being made to selected V/Line coach routes at Swan Hill and Mildura.

Timetable adjustments for improved travel between Ararat and Ballarat

From Sunday 11 July 2021, the timetable for six V/Line coach routes will change to maintain connections with the adjusted train timetable on the Ararat line. The timetable for weekend coach services will also be adjusted for a better spread of services and improved options for travelling between Ararat and Ballarat.