Notification

Routes 216, 219, 220 and 605: Temporary bus stop closures from Tuesday 10 July 2018 until further notice

Added: 26 June 2018

Bus Routes 216, 219, 220 and 605 be diverted and will not service selected bus stops from Tuesday 10 July 2018 until further notice, due to works to transform Southbank Boulevard. 

These bus services are also likely to experience delays due to the buses needing to detour around the works.

Routes 216, 219 and 220 towards the South Eastern Suburbs

Routes 216, 219 and 220 will not service bus stops between Queensbridge Street and The Alfred Hospital.

Alternative transport

The last stops either side of the diversion are Queensbridge Street/Casino East and Alfred Hospital/Commercial Road.

Passengers travelling to St Kilda Road can either

  • Stay on the bus to Alfred Hospital/Commercial Road and connect with any inbound St Kilda Road tram
  • Disembark at Queensbridge Street/Casino East and connect with the Route 58 tram to Domain Interchange/St Kilda Road 
  • Disembark at Queensbridge Street/Casino East and walk approximately 1km (15 minutes) to St Kilda Road and connect with any outbound St Kilda Road tram

Routes 216, 219 and 220 towards the Western Suburbs

Routes 216, 219 and 220 will be diverted and will not service bus stops between The Alfred Hospital and Queensbridge Street.

Alternative transport

The last stops either side of the diversion are Queensbridge Street/Casino East and Alfred Hospital/Commercial Road.

Passengers travelling to the city are advised to stay on the bus.

Passengers travelling to St Kilda Road are advised to disembark at Alfred Hospital/Commercial Road and connect with any citybound St Kilda Road tram.

Route 605

Route 605 will not service stops between Queensbridge Street and Alexandra Avenue/Chapel Street in both directions.

Bus stops that will not be serviced towards Gardenvale:

  • Southbank Boulevard/Kavanagh Street
  • Southbank Boulevard/Victorian Arts Centre
  • Birdwood Avenue/Shrine of Remembrance
  • Birdwood Avenue/Domain Road
  • Melbourne Girls Grammar/Anderson Street

Bus stop that will not be services towards Flagstaff Station:

  • Melbourne Girls Grammar/Anderson Street
  • Birdwood Avenue/Domain Road
  • Birdwood Avenue/Melbourne Observatory
  • Southbank Boulevard/Victorian College of the Arts
  • Southbank Boulevard/City Road

Alternative transport

Passengers are advised to consider tram Route 58 or trams along St Kilda Road as an alternative mode of transport.

Route 605 passengers can also use the temporary bus stops located at the corner of Alexandra Avenue/Anderson Street.

Additional information

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  • Passengers requiring accessibility information, see Accessible transport.
  • If you need help or a question answered, call us on 1800 800 007.

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Updated 03:00am, 10th July