Buses return to Grattan Street, Parkville

From 14 July 2024, five bus services will return to Grattan Street, Parkville, improving connectivity for passengers following the reopening of the road to all traffic. 

Passengers on bus routes 401, 402, 403, 505 and 546 will benefit from new timetables, making it easier to access key destinations, such as the Parkville Employment Precinct, hospitals, and educational facilities. Passengers on routes 402, 505 and 546 will also benefit from additional services.  

When the Metro Tunnel opens in 2025, the new timetables will establish better bus and train network connections for passengers. 

New timetables and route information are available at ptv.vic.gov.au, the PTV app or by calling 1800 800 007. 

What’s changing? 

  • Passengers on Route 401 North Melbourne Station – Melbourne University will have improved access to the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital. 
  • Passengers on Route 402 Footscray Station – East Melbourne will have 16 additional weekly services. 
  • Passengers on Route 403 Footscray Station – Melbourne University have easier access to the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the University of Melbourne. 
  • Passengers on Route 505 Moonee Ponds – Melbourne University will benefit from an extra 216 weekly services, providing a 20-minute service on weekdays and a 40-minute service on weekends.  
  • Passengers on Route 546 Heidelberg Station – Melbourne University will benefit from an additional 241 services providing a 20-minute service on weekdays and services running later into the evening to better meet demand. Weekend services are also being introduced.  
  • We’re improving the route paths for passengers on routes 505 and 546. Route 505 will integrate with Route 546 in Grattan Street full-time, seven days per week. Passengers on Route 505 can remain on the same bus for services to Heidelberg where it changes over to Route 546 in Grattan Street. Passengers travelling on Route 546 will also not need to change buses to travel on Route 505 to Melbourne Zoo or Moonee Ponds. 

New Route maps

Route 401 (PDF) 296 KB

Route 402 (PDF) 403 KB

Route 403 (PDF) 336 KB

Route 505 (PDF) 252 KB

Route 546 (PDF) 331 KB

Grattan Street bus stop map (PDF) 172 KB

Passengers can view the new timetables now 

Route 401

Route 402

Route 403 

Route 505

Route 546