Public transport network changes

Plenty Valley buses will connect you to your new stations

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

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

The following routes will be updated (click the links to view your new timetable):

We’re also adding 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

These changes will start from Sunday 26 August 2018, when the new stations at Mernda, Hawkstowe and Middle Gorge will open.

For more information, call 1800 800 007 or download the information brochure (PDF 2KB).



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.

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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Heathcote to Bendigo bus services are changing

Transport for Victoria is proposing some changes to the Heathcote and Junortoun to Bendigo bus service, to give you more travel options and a consistent timetable.

For more information visit Transport for Victoria.

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