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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 services for residents in Clyde and Clyde North

From Sunday 28 March 2021, two new bus routes will connect residents in Clyde and Clyde North with Berwick Station and increase the number of bus services along Clyde Road. The new services provide new options for accessing shops, healthcare services, schools, and higher education and training institutions.

More services for Route 512 Strathmore – East Coburg

From Sunday 28 February 2021, the deviation around Coonans Hill, Pascoe Vale will be removed from the Route 512 Strathmore – East Coburg via Coburg, Coburg West & Pascoe Vale South bus route. The change allows for timetable improvements and 64 new services each week.

Changes to metropolitan and regional bus services on Sunday 28 February

From Sunday 28 February 2021 changes will be made to the timetables of many bus routes in metropolitan Melbourne as well as in regional areas including Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo and Traralgon. Passengers are asked to check their timetables as remaining bus routes will be re-coordinated with the new train timetable in one more stage in April.

Changes to timetables for V/Line coaches and bus services on Sunday 31 January

From Sunday 31 January 2021 changes will be made to the timetables of all V/Line coach routes and some bus routes in regional and metropolitan areas. Passengers are asked to check their timetables as remaining bus routes will be re-coordinated with the new train timetable in two further stages in February and April.  

New town bus network for Sale

From Monday 1 February 2021, the Sale town bus network will be upgraded. The new bus network will have six routes, service more parts of Sale and Saturday services will be added for the first time.

New bus interchange at Carrum Station

From Sunday 20 December 2020 services on bus routes 708, 780, 833, 857 (heading north towards Chelsea Station) and Night Bus Route 970 will stop at the new bus interchange on Station Street, next to Carrum Station.

Timetable change for Route 45 in Armstrong Creek

From Monday 25 January 2021, bus Route 45 Armstrong Creek – Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre via Waurn Ponds Station will have a minor timetable change.

New service FlexiRide is coming to Rowville

From Monday 14 December 2020 Telebus in Rowville will be replaced with FlexiRide, a new on demand bus service that operates only when booked with no fixed route. FlexiRide will operate between Rowville and Ferntree Gully. Passengers can book a trip from their nearest stop to or from Stud Park Shopping Centre or Ferntree Gully Station.

Route 25 (Ballarat) will connect with shops at Delacombe Town Centre

From Sunday 22 November 2020, bus Route 25 will be extended to Delacombe town centre to give you a more convenient trip to the shops. There will also be a minor change to the timetable to allow for the route adjustment.

Timetable changes for Eltham and Diamond Creek buses

From Sunday 8 November 2020, bus services in Eltham and Diamond Creek will have adjusted timetables. Changes to timetables will give passengers a more reliable service and improve connections with trains and school bell times. 

  • Routes 343, 578, 579, 580 and 582 will have timetable changes to better reflect current traffic conditions to allow buses to arrive and depart on time
  • Route 582 will have a timetable change and increased span of hours, running later into the evening on weekdays

New bus interchange for Route 525

From Sunday 25 October 2020, Route 525 buses (Donnybrook Station – Craigieburn Station via Mickleham) will be altered to terminate at the newly built bus interchange at Donnybrook Station.

Better bus connections to trains for Kilmore and Wallan

From Monday 26 October 2020, we’re making changes to evening buses in Kilmore and Wallan, giving you better connections between V/Line trains and buses. From 5pm on weekdays, Link buses will wait up to 20 minutes at Kilmore East and Wallan stations for evening V/Line train services to arrive from Southern Cross Station.

Service changes for Beveridge bus Route 511

From Monday 26 October 2020, we’re extending route 511 and adding more services at peak times during the week. Minor adjustments to the route path will also be made so buses connect with trains at Donnybrook Station.

Timetable change for Route 509 and new Barkly Square Shopping Centre bus terminus

From Monday 14 September 2020, the bus terminus at Barkly Square Shopping Centre for Route 509 will move from Barkly Street to Weston Street.

Permanent change on Percy Street for Route 2 Portland South

From Monday 27 July 2020, a temporary change to bus Route 2 on Percy Street will become permanent, making it easier to travel to and from the shops. Passengers on Route 2 should check their new timetable as minor changes to bus times will be made throughout the day.

Improved bus services around Keilor East and Niddrie

From Sunday 12 July, the Keilor East bus network will change and include a bus service to Valley Lake estate for the first time. Passengers should check their new routes and timetables, as services have changed. Timetables are available for new routes 469 and 463. Timetables have also changed for route 476.

Improved access for commuters to Caroline Springs Station

From Sunday 12 July, Route 462 Watergardens to Caroline Springs, will be extended to Caroline Springs Station. Passengers for route 462, as well as 460, should check their new timetables.

More bus services for Essendon Fields and changes to Greenvale, Moonee Ponds and Broadmeadows services

From Sunday 14 June 2020, we’re improving connections to Essendon Fields Shopping Centre, Broadmeadows Station and other local destinations. 

More bus services for Endeavour Hills and Narre Warren North

From Sunday 31 May 2020, a new bus network will be introduced to Endeavour Hills and Narre Warren North area. The new network will be simpler with improved coverage and frequency. 

Route 704 buses will go to Westall Station

From Sunday 17 May 2020, the Route 704 bus timetable will be updated and services will be extended to Westall Station. Buses will run longer on weekdays and weekend services will be added for the first time, making it easier for passengers to travel to work, school and the shops.

More bus services for routes 302 and 304

From 29 March 2020, 20 extra trips per week on Route 302 – Box Hill to City and Route 304 – Doncaster Shopping Centre to City. This is on top of the 20 extra trips per week that have been running since November 2019.

The Route 273 The Pines – Nunawading timetable will also be revised fix gaps in the timetable and provide a more consistent service for passengers throughout the day

New and improved bus services for Melton, Rockbank and surrounds

On Monday 2 December 2019, new and improved bus services were introduced for Melbourne’s booming west. With roadworks complete, Route 444 will travel its full journey on Frontier Avenue from 20 April 2020.

Route 605 returning to Birdwood Avenue

From Sunday 29 March 2020, Route 605 bus services will return to the previous alignment along Birdwood Avenue, following completion of City of Melbourne works on Southbank Boulevard.

New Stawell town bus network

From Monday 2 March 2020, the Stawell town bus network will be upgraded to give residents more services, six days a week. The new bus network will combine Stawell’s three bus routes into two higher frequency routes and introduce Saturday services.

Better connections with new Bendigo bus timetables

From 29 January 2020, some Bendigo town bus services will have updated timetables, to improve connections to train services. Route 70 will also connect students to La Trobe University and Bendigo South East College in the morning and afternoons on school days.

New Horsham town bus network

A new and improved town bus network in Horsham start in January 2020. The new network will be simpler, with four routes that come more often, including in peak periods.

Route 357 extension 

From Sunday, 26 January 2020, bus Route 357 will be extended one kilometre further north of Eaststone Avenue to Edgars Creek Secondary College to give Wollert residents north of Harvest Home Road improved access to public transport.