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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.

Improved weekend bus services for four routes in the Bellarine and Surf Coast

From Sunday 1 December 2019, four bus routes in the Bellarine will be more frequent on weekends. An extra 48 return services will be added to routes 55, 56, 60 and 61 – an additional three return services every Saturday and Sunday, on each of the four routes.

New and improved bus services for Melton, Rockbank and surrounds

From Monday 2 December 2019, Melbourne’s booming west will have new and improved bus services including two new routes.

Update to trial service for Echuca, Cummeragunja, Moama and Barmah

A trial service between Echuca and Barmah, servicing the communities of Cummeragunja and Moama in January 2019. From 31 October 2019, the timetable will change to better meet community needs.

Extra services for Balwyn and Kew bus passengers

Four extra weekday morning services are being introduced on routes 302 and 304 in a temporary measure to reduce crowding and left behinds for passengers between Balwyn, Kew and the CBD. The extra services will start in late November 2019.

Bus route 216, 219 and 220 adjustments

From Sunday 17 November 2019, routes 216 and 220 will be adjusted, and three new routes will be implemented:

  • Route 216 will run between Sunshine Station and the CBD via Dynon Road and be more frequent
  • Route 220 will run between Sunshine Station and the CBD via Footscray Road
  • The new Route 429 will connect Sunshine Station and Sunshine South
  • The new Route 603 will run between Brighton Beach Station and the Alfred Hospital
  • The new Route 604 will connect Gardenvale Station to the Alfred Hospital
  • These new and upgraded services will replace Route 219.

These changes will allow:

  • Better on-time running, giving passengers a more reliable service
  • Coordination with other public transport services along the routes (including train and trams)
  • Frequencies that reflect passenger demand.

More peak services on Route 708

From 17 November 2019, the Route 708 bus timetable will have an extra afternoon service and improved coordination with school bell times. This will reduce crowding and help students get to and from their local school.

New bus service for Armstrong Creek

From Sunday 6 October, the new bus Route 45 will service Armstrong Creek, connecting Warralily Village shopping centre, Waurn Ponds shopping centre and Waurn Ponds Station.

Permanent change at Essendon Station for Route 903

From Sunday 6 October 2019, a temporary bus route change will become permanent for Route 903 Altona to Mordialloc. The bus will stop at Rose Street when travelling to Altona, and at Mt Alexander Road when travelling to Mordialloc.

New bus interchange Cowes Transit Centre

From Sunday 8 September, Cowes bus and coach services will use the new Cowes Transit Centre between Chapel and Church streets. Services will no longer stop at the Chapel Street/Thompson Avenue bus stop.

More bus services to more places for Melbourne's west 

From Sunday 28 July 2019, we’re extending routes and adding more services at peak times on buses in Melbourne's west.  

Extra weekday services will run on routes 167, 495 and 498. This will improve connections to Werribee, Tarneit, Williams Landing and Hoppers Crossing stations.

Minor timetable adjustments will be made to bus routes 166, 181 and 494 to accommodate changes to the other routes in the area.

More bus services for Macedon Ranges

From Sunday 7 July 2019, the Macedon Ranges bus network will be easier to understand and use. The current bus service between Sunbury, Lancefield and Kyneton will be split into three distinct routes. 

  • Sunbury Station/Clarkefield to Lancefield Primary School 
  • Gisborne town centre to Lancefield Primary School
  • Lancefield Primary School to Kyneton town Centre 

More services and better links for Latrobe Valley

From Sunday 23 June 2019, bus services between Moe, Newborough and Morwell will be changing:

New bus route 627 Moorabbin to Chadstone via Bentleigh

From Sunday 16 June 2019, residents in Moorabbin, Bentleigh, Murrumbeena and Chadstone will have easier access to key local destinations, with a new bus service linking the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Frankston train lines.

View the new Route 627 timetable.

New bus route 760 Seaford Station to Cranbourne Station

From Sunday 16 June 2019, Seaford, Skye, Carrum Downs and Cranbourne will have easier access to key local destinations, with a new bus service linking the Cranbourne and Frankston train lines.

View new Route 760 timetable.

Route 426 to stop on Westwood Drive

From Sunday 19 May 2019, Route 426 will have a new timetable with 10 new stops on Westwood Drive in Burnside.

View new Route 426 Caroline Springs to Sunshine timetable.

Changes to regional bus and coach services

From Sunday 31 March 2019, we’re making changes across the regional public transport network, including:

New timetables are available below and at staffed stations:

New bus stops for Rockbank

From Sunday 18 March, we’ll be relocating bus stops on Route 456 and Night Bus Route 943 off the Western Highway and into Rockbank. New timetables will be available from Friday 1 March 2019.

More buses more often in Kyneton

From 1 April 2019, buses in Kyneton will run six days a week from Monday to Saturday. New timetables will be available from Friday 1 March 2019.

Catch V/Line to Anderson and get a free taxi to take you home

From 8 March 2019, an accessible taxi will meet the last V/Line coach from Melbourne at Anderson Interchange each Friday.