Public transport network changes

Routes 385, 388 and 389 to use permanent routes from 4 November 2018

Routes 385, 388 and 389 had minor route changes in Mernda and Doreen while works on Wallaroo Way and Painted Hills Road were finished.

From Sunday 4 November, they will be able to travel along their permanent route.

For more information, visit the information page or call 1800 800 007.

Buses returning to Essendon Station

Bus stops will return to Rose and Russell Streets next to Essendon Station from Sunday 11 November 2018.

For further details, visit the information page or call 1800 800 007.

New timetable for Western Port Ferry

A new timetable for Western Port Ferry services between Stony Point, French Island and Phillip Island will start on Friday 26 October 2018.

The new timetable is available online.

There will also be extra summertime services from 27 December 2018 to 31 January 2018, Monday to Friday:

  • 12.30pm from Stony Point to Phillip Island
  • 12.50pm from Phillip Island to Stony Point

For more information, call the Public transport call centre on 1800 800 007.

Improved bus access at Murrumbeena Station

From Sunday 4 November, access to bus Routes 822 and 624 at Murrumbeena Station will be improved.

  • Route 822 Chadstone to Sandringham via Murrumbeena & Southland services to Chadstone will use a new bus stop and pedestrian crossing on Murrumbeena Road closer to the new station entrance.
  • Route 822 services to Sandringham Station will no longer loop around Sydney Street, Hobart Road and Neerim Road. Instead they will stop at a new bus stop on Murrumbeena Road:
    • This will improve access between the station and bus services.
    • Existing stops on Sydney Street and Hobart Road will be removed and Route 822 will no-longer stop on Neerim Road. Passengers who use those stops can use the new stop on Murrumbeena Road.
  • Route 624 Kew to Oakleigh will continue to stop on Neerim Road. This stop will be relocated closer to the new station entrance.

The below image shows the location of the new bus stops on Murrumbeena Road and Neerim Road.

This map shows the location of the new bus stops on Neerim Road and Murrumbeena

For further information, call 1800 800 007.

Proposed bus upgrades in Macedon Ranges

Proposed upgrades would see three distinct bus routes in the Macedon Ranges:

  • Romsey to Kyneton
  • Lancefield to Sunbury
  • Lancefield to Gisborne

For more information, download the fact sheet:

Bendigo bus upgrades

From Sunday 23 September 2018, buses in the Bendigo region will be upgraded, including:

*Based on community feedback, the first bus on weekday mornings from Heathcote to Bendigo will depart at 7:40am, not 7:30am as originally advertised. It will arrive at Bendigo Station at 8:39am.

For more information, see the Bendigo bus upgrades page or call 1800 800 007.

Bus stop upgrades at Clayton and Noble Park Stations

Upgrades to bus services around Clayton and Noble Park Stations will be made following the level crossing removals and station upgrades.

At Clayton Station, a new bus interchange is being constructed on Carinish and Clayton Roads. It will be used by Routes 631, 703, 704, 733, 821 and 824.

Bus bays at Clayton Station

At Noble Park Station, a new bus interchange is being constructed on the link road and will be used by Routes 709 and 815.

Routes 709 and 815 will also have revised timetables.

Bus bays at Noble Park Station

The changes will start on Sunday 14 October. For further details, call 1800 800 007.

Weekend bus services for Gisborne

From Sunday 14 October 2018, nine extra services will be added to Route 473 on both Saturdays and Sundays, to better connect you to Gisborne town centre and the train station. The route is a fixed-service so you do not need to book in advance.

The weekend timetable is available online.

To order a printed timetable or for more information, call 1800 800 007.

More coaches to Apollo Bay, Horsham, Ouyen, Wangaratta and Albury/Wodonga

From Sunday 30 September, we’re adding 44 regional coach services across the network, including:

  • Weekend coaches between Geelong, Lorne and Apollo Bay
  • Weekday services between Seymour and Wangaratta
  • Weekday services between Seymour and Albury/Wodonga
  • Weekday services between Ararat and Dimboola via Horsham
  • Friday services between Ararat and Ouyen

For full details, visit the V/Line website or call 1800 800 007.

More peak services for Routes 235 and 237

From Sunday 7 October 2018, passengers travelling to and from Fishermans Bend will benefit from a 40 per cent increase in peak period services.

Route 235 City to Fishermans Bend via Williams Road buses will run every 9 minutes to Fishermans Bend in the morning peak and every 10 minutes in the afternoon peak connecting passengers back to the CBD.

Route 237 City to Fishmans Bend via Lorimer Street will have buses every 8 minutes to Fishermans Bend in the morning peak and 10 minutes in the afternoon peak for passengers returning to the CBD.

Follow the links above to get your new timetables online. For further information or to request a printed timetable, call 1800 800 007.

Extra services on Routes 905, 906, 907 and 309

From Sunday 7 October 2018, 17 extra peak services will be added across the Doncaster Area Rapid Transit (DART) bus services, including:

Minor timetable adjustments will also be made to:

Follow the links above to get your new timetables online. For further information or to request a printed timetable, call 1800 800 007.

Better connection for Camperdown to Timboon bus

From Thursday 20 September 2018, the 6:58am service from Camperdown to Timboon will depart 12 minutes later at 7:10am and arrive at Timboon at 8:08am. This will give passengers more time to transfer from the V/Line service that arrives at Camperdown Station at 6:55am (departs Warrnambool Station 6:06am). The new timetable is available online and in the PTV app.

For further information or to request a printed timetable, call 1800 800 007.

Routes 216, 219 and 220 changing around St Kilda Road

Due to works on St Kilda Road and Southbank Boulevard, Routes 216, 219 and 220 will not run along St Kilda Road between the city and Commercial Road from Sunday 9 September and until mid-2019.

For full details, visit the information page or call 1800 800 007.

Plenty Valley buses connect you to your new stations

The Plenty Valley bus network has been adjusted to connect to the three new stations at Mernda, Hawkstowe and Middle Gorge.

The revised bus services give you convenient access to train stations as well as schools and key community destinations such as shopping centres.

The following routes have been updated, starting on Sunday 26 August 2018 (click the links to view your new timetable):

We’ve also added a new loop service around Mernda and Doreen, linking Laurimar Town Centre, Mernda Village Shopping Centre and Mernda Station. Click the links below to view your new timetable:

  • Route 388 will run anti-clockwise, seven days a week*
  • Route 389 will run clockwise, Monday to Friday*

*Minor changes were made to Routes 385, 388 and 389 in Mernda and Doreen while works on Wallaroo Way and Painted Hills Road were finished. From Sunday 4 November 2018, Routes 385, 388 and 389 will travel along the new routes as planned. For more information, visit the Route 385, 388 and 389 information page.

For more information, visit the Plenty Valley bus information page, download the information brochure (PDF 2KB) or call 1800 800 007.

 

 

New stations, new metropolitan train timetable

On Sunday 26 August 2018, the new train stations at Mernda, Hawkstowe and Middle Gorge will open.

This means the South Morang line will become the Mernda line and get a new and improved timetable.

The Hurstbridge, Werribee, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines will also have new timetables.

For more information, check out the information page or call 1800 800 007.

Timetable updates for Warrnambool, Geelong, Bairnsdale and Traralgon trains

From Sunday 26 August 2018, minor changes will be made to the Warrnambool, Geelong, Bairnsdale and Traralgon line train timetables. Casterton, Mount Gambier, Portland and Heywood coaches will also have new timetables.

For more information, visit the V/Line website or call 1800 800 007.

Bus timetable changes to keep you connected to trains

From Sunday 26 August, a number of bus timetables will change to keep them connected with new train timetables on the Werribee, Hurstbridge, Cranbourne, Pakenham and South Morang/Mernda lines.

There’ll be new timetables on the following bus routes:

For more information, call 1800 800 007.

 

Route 541 extension to Mount Ridley Road

Route 541 will be extended from its current terminus at Roxburgh Park to Mount Ridley Road in Craigieburn, providing bus access to key community locations including Hume Global Learning Centre and Library and Craigieburn Central Shopping Centre.

As part of these changes, trips at school bell times will stop at Hume Anglican Grammar and Kolbe Catholic College (on Lysterfield Drive). Access to Mount Ridley P-12 College will also be improved with all trips stopping near the school on Aitken Boulevard.

For more information, visit the Route 541 information page or call 1800 800 007.

Changes to Routes 423 and 424 weekday morning timetables

From Monday 16 July 2018 the timetable for Route 423 St Albans Station - Brimbank Central SC services to St Albans will permanently change:

  • a new service will depart Brimbank shopping centre at 8:16am
  • the current 8:56am service from Brimbank shopping centre will leave at 8:36am.

A copy of the new timetable is available on the Route 423 information page.

This change will also impact Route 424 St Albans Station - Brimbank Central SC via Albanvale, with the 8:25am weekday trip from St Albans to Brimbank departing three minutes earlier at 8:22am.

For more information call 1800 800 007.

Route 767 timetable adjustment

From Monday 16 July 2018, Route 767 - Southland - Box Hill via Chadstone, Jordanville, Deakin University will have a minor timetable change in the afternoon. The 2:19pm service from Box Hill bus station will depart seven minutes later at 2:26pm. This means it will arrive at St James Catholic College at 3:26pm so students can catch this service after school.

For more information, visit the Route 767 information page or call 1800 800 007.

Boosting coach services in the Wimmera

From 30 September 2018, there will be more V/Line coach services in the Wimmera.

On weekdays, there will be two extra coaches from Horsham to Ararat Station, departing from Roberts Avenue in Horsham town centre and stopping at Dadwells Bridge, Stawell and Great Western, then Ararat Station where they will connect with trains to Ballarat and Melbourne.

On weekday afternoons, an extra coach will connect Ararat Station to Dimboola, stopping via Great Western, Stawell Station, Dadwells Bridge, Horsham town centre and Pimpinio.

On Friday nights, there will be a coach service from Ararat to Ouyen, stopping at Great Western, Stawell, Glenorchy, Rupanyup, Minyip, Sheep Hills turn off, Warracknabeal, Brim, Galaquil, Beulah, Rosebery, Hopetoun, Lascelles, Turriff, Speed, Tempy and finishing at Ouyen Community Park.

Full details will be available from late August. For more information, call 1800 800 007.

Route 468 timetable adjustment

From Sunday 01 July 2018, Route 468 Essendon to Highpoint Shopping Centre will arrive around five minutes earlier at these five stops, when travelling towards Essendon Station:

  • Holmes Road/Waverley Street (Moonee Ponds)
  • Corio Street/Waverley Street (Moonee Ponds)
  • Park Street/Waverley Street (Moonee Ponds)
  • Alma Street/Waverley Street (Essendon)
  • Lincoln Road/Buckley Street (Essendon)
  • Daisy Street/Buckley Street (Essendon)

Services travelling to Highpoint Shopping Centre will not be impacted.

For full details, check your new timetable or call 1800 800 007.

Bus timetable updates in Melbourne's east

From Sunday 24 June, six bus routes in Melbourne's east will have new timetables to better reflect current traffic conditions and give you more reliable information to plan your journey.

These routes will have new timetables:

Route 630 trips to Elwood will stop inside Huntingdale Station interchange in Bay C, instead of near it on Haughton Road. To accommodate this, Route 704 East Clayton to Oakleigh via Clayton, Huntingdale trips to East Clayton will use Bay D instead of Bay C.

These routes connect to trains at Glen Iris, Mount Waverly, Oakleigh, Ormond and McKinnon stations.

For further details, call 1800 800 007.

Cranbourne bus network upgrades

From 1 July 2018, improvements will be made to buses in the Cranbourne area:

These changes are informed by feedback received during community consultation held in late 2017. Community feedback is summarised in the conversation summary:

For more details, call 1800 800 007.

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Improving bus services in the Yarra Ranges

Bus services will be expanded and a new timetable introduced for Route 683 Chirnside Park to Warburton.

East Warburton residents will have access to public transport on Sundays for the first time as two return bus serviceswill be extendedto East Warburton on Sundays. The change gives people more choices to leave the car at home and catch public transport to Lilydale Station and Chirnside Park Shopping Centre.

An extra evening service from Chirnside Park will be added from Monday to Thursday, bringing the full weekday timetable in line with Friday services, making the timetable more consistent.

The updated timetable responds to increased traffic and will improve the punctuality of services and help passengers to better connect to train services at Lilydale Station.

The changes will start from 17 June 2018.

For full details call 1800 800 007 or check your new timetable

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Bus upgrades in Melbourne's northern suburbs

From Sunday 17 June 2018:

From Monday 18 June 2018, Mandalay Estate will get its first bus service, Route 511 Craigieburn Station to Mandalay Circuit:

  • On weekday mornings, the service will travel from Mandalay Estate to Craigieburn Station, and connect to the train to Melbourne CBD
  • On weekday evenings, the service will travel from Craigieburn Station to Mandalay, and connect with the train from Melbourne to Craigieburn Station

For further details call 1800 800 007.

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Bus timetable updates for Melbourne's west

From 27 May, 17 bus routes in Melbourne’s west will get updated timetables to make services more reliable and improve connections to trains.

Route 406 will be increased to every 15 minutes in peak periods with five extra trips per weekday. Connections to trains at Ginifer Station on Route 423 will also be improved.

For full details call 1800 800 007 or check your new timetable:

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Better reliability when travelling Sunshine and Laverton

Punctuality and reliability of services will improve on Route 400 Sunshine Station to Laverton Station via Robinsons Road when a new timetable commences on 27 May 2018.

Buses on the Route will also begin servicing Ravenhall Correction Centre, with the introduction of a new stop within the Centre, which all full-length services will stop at.

For full details call 1800 800 007 or see:

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New tram timetable announced

From Sunday 20 May, 13 tram routes will have more services and new timetables:

  • Route 58 will have more services on weekends. There will also be more low-floor trams during the day on weekdays
  • Route 86 will have more services on Sundays and be synchronised with Route 96 to create a regular service along Bourke Street
  • Routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 16, 57, 58, 59, 64, 67, 72, will get more services in the times surrounding peak periods to provide more travel options during Metro Tunnel works along St Kilda Road and in Parkville
  • Routes 1, 6, 19, 57, 58 and 59 will get more services on weekday evenings to reduce crowding and provide more travel options for passengers in the north-west

For full details call 1800 800 007 or visit the tram timetable change information page.

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Bus improvements for Melbourne's eastern suburbs

From 20 May, we’re improving the bus timetables for bus routes 767, 703 and 631 to respond to increased traffic, make better connections to other public transport and to improve the punctuality and reliability of services.

Four additional services will be added to Route 767 Box Hill to Southland between the morning and afternoon peaks. The service frequency will increase to every 30 minutes, rather than every 40 minutes, and ten weekday services will be extended to run the full length of the route.

Weekend improvements will enable passengers to start the day earlier on Sundays, with the first service running an hour earlier at 8.05am, which adds two extra services to the Sunday timetable. There are also improvements on Saturdays with two services being extended to run the full route.

The bus will no longer travel down Keys Road in Moorabbin when travelling from Southland to Box Hill.

For full details call 1800 800 007 or see:

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Extra coaches between Shepparton and Seymour

From 20 May 2018, there will be five new coach services between Shepparton and Seymour each weekday, plus three more services on Saturdays and an additional service on Sundays. The coaches will stop at Shepparton, Mooroopna, Murchison, Nagambie and Seymour and be coordinated with train services. An additional stop in Nagambie town centre will be trialled until early 2019.

The weekend morning coach service will depart at 8:10am, as this was the preferred time for most of the community members who provided feedback during consultation. More information about the consultation is available on Transport for Victoria's website.

For full details call 1800 800 007 or view the new timetable (PDF 58KB).

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Better bus services coming to Wallan

From 30 April 2018, Wallan will have two town buses and a new shuttle service for commuters in Wallara Waters. The services will maintain connections provided by the current service, and add bus services to Springridge.

For more information, visit the Wallan town bus information page or call 1800 800 007

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