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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.

Bus and coach timetable adjustments for improved travel on the Geelong and Warrnambool lines

From Sunday 29 May 2022, the timetable for a number of bus and coach services will change to maintain reliable connections with the adjusted train timetable along the Geelong and Warrnambool lines.

Minor timetable changes for bus stops across the Latrobe Valley bus network

From 5 June 2022, some bus stops across routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 30, 40, 41, 42 and 45 will have minor timetable changes to reduce early bus arrivals and excess journey times.

Feedback on the proposed changes to the Yarra Valley bus network has now closed

Consultation about the proposed changes to the Yarra Valley bus network has now closed. A summary of the feedback will be published on this page later in May.

Thank you to all who contributed.

Minor route path changes to bus routes 706, 857, 858 and 902

From 24 April 2022, as part of the Level Crossing Removal Project, the Chelsea bus interchange will relocate 270 metres south on Station Street. As a result, minor route path changes will be made to bus routes 706, 857, 858 and 902.

Changes to bus network in Craigieburn area

Changes are being made to bus routes around the Craigieburn area to provide passengers with improved service coverage, and better access to shops, schools and other transport services.

From Monday 11 April 2022, changes will be made to Route 511 in line with the opening of a new intersection on Donnybrook Road.
From Sunday 24 April 2022, changes will be made to bus routes 525, 528, 529, 530, 531, 532, 533, 537 and 544.

Have your say about proposed changes to the Yarra Valley bus network

We’re making changes to the Yarra Valley bus network to boost services, improve passenger travel choices, and ensure buses are going where they are needed most.

We want the community to have their say by submitting feedback via our online survey, attending an information session or by calling the PTV call centre on 1800 800 007 by Sunday 24 April.

FlexiRide comes to the Mornington Peninsula

From Monday 21 February 2022, we're introducing the new on-demand bus service FlexiRide to the Mornington Peninsula and making changes to Route 787 and Route 886.

Improved bus services for Mornington Peninsula

From Sunday 20 February 2022, Routes 781 and 887 will be upgraded to better connect residents and tourists to local attractions, work, education and other transport services.

Timetable adjustments for improved travel on the Cranbourne line

From Sunday 13 February 2022, the timetable for a number of buses and coaches will change to maintain reliable connections with the adjusted train timetable along the Cranbourne line. 

Minor route deviation and timetable change for bus Route 626

From 31 January 2022, Route 626 will deviate one AM and one PM service via East Boundary Road to provide better transport access to McKinnon Secondary College’s new East Bentleigh campus.

New Route 881 bus service to connect Merinda Park Station and Clyde North

From Sunday 30 January 2022, new bus service Route 881 will run between Merinda Park Station and Clyde North, helping residents get to shopping centres, schools, health services, leisure activities and other public transport.

Minor timetable adjustments for Lilydale bus services

From Sunday 30 January 2022, there will be minor timetable adjustments for Lilydale bus routes 683, 684 and 685. Route 673 will be discontinued.

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.

Projects

Croydon Station Bus Interchange safety project

We’re upgrading the Croydon Station Bus Interchange to improve pedestrian safety. Works are scheduled to take place over two weeks from Wednesday 16 February 2022.