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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.

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 Lilydale

From Monday 4 October 2021, Route 676 and Telebus services in Lilydale area will be replaced with on-demand bus service FlexiRide, helping residents in Chirnside Park, Lilydale, Mooroolbark and Croydon to 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.

Timetable changes for routes 772, 775 and 779

From Monday 7 June 2021, minor timetable changes will be made to improve access to services and passenger journeys for Route 772, Route 775 Route 779. The timetable changes will provide more travel options for students travelling to schools in Frankston and seamless travel for passengers travelling on the routes.

New bus services for residents in Tarneit, Truganina and Tarneit West

From Sunday 30 May 2021, two new bus routes will connect residents in Tarneit, Truganina and Tarneit West with V/line train services at Tarneit Station and Metro train services at Williams Landing and Werribee stations. The new routes, Route 152 Tarneit Station - Williams Landing Station via Palmers Road and Route 182 Werribee Station - Tarneit Station via Tarneit West offer residents more ways to travel and to connect with local destinations.

Route and timetable changes for routes 439 and 443

From Sunday 30 May 2021, bus Route 439 Werribee Station - Werribee South via Werribee Park Mansion and bus Route 443 Werribee Station - Southern Loop via South Werribee will travel an amended route across the recently opened road bridge connecting Tarneit Road and Princess Highway following the removal of the Cherry Street Level Crossing in Werribee. There will be minor changes to timetables for the amended route.

Route and timetable changes for Route 2 in Benalla

From Monday 17 May, bus Route 2 Benalla - Benalla East will be extended to the industrial estate east of the Benalla town centre and provide transport connections for passengers travelling to Yooralla Business Enterprise. Timetables will change to accommodate the route extension.