Improved bus services around Keilor East and Niddrie
From Sunday 12 July, the Keilor East bus network will change and includes a bus service to Valley Lake estate for the first time. Other changes include:
Route 501 Moonee Ponds to Niddrie via Strathmore will be renamed Route 469 Moonee Ponds to Keilor East via Airport West. Route 469 will continue to travel along its existing route alignment of Moonee Ponds bus interchange, Essendon Station and Niddrie bus interchange. It will extend along Keilor Road to Valley Lake estate and will terminate at Milleara Shopping Centre, which has been upgraded to form a two-way service around the shopping centre.
Passenger drop-off and pick-up points for Route 469 at Milleara Shopping Centre will also change. In the direction of Milleara Shopping Centre, Route 469 will stop at the bus interchange on Milleara Road as a drop-off point only. The route will now terminate at the new stop location on Amis Crescent and passengers travelling from Milleara Shopping Centre can use this stop for their journey.
Route 476 Moonee Ponds to Watergardens will run via Hoffmans Road and Mary Street and terminate at Watergardens Station.
Route 475 Moonee Ponds to East Keilor via Niddrie will be replaced by Route 469 and the realigned Route 476, reducing duplication to make better use of buses. These changes will improve access to shopping centres, Essendon Station and the Moonee Ponds bus interchange.
New Route 463 Watergardens to Hillside will be introduced to replace Route 476 between Watergardens and Plumpton/Hillside to give residents west of Watergardens Station a more reliable service and improve connections to trains.