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Timetable adjustment for 23 metropolitan bus routes

06 Nov 2016

From Sunday, 4 December 2016, timetables for 23 Ventura bus routes across metropolitan Melbourne will be adjusted to provide more weekend services and better reflect changed traffic conditions.

Public Transport Victoria Acting Executive Director, Performance and Contract Management, Warwick Horsley said the new timetables will improve reliability for passengers.

“These changes will provide passengers with more weekend services in addition to improved reliability and better connections with metropolitan train services,” Mr Horsley said.

“We’ve designed these timetables to more accurately reflect changes to traffic patterns and the demand for more services on weekends.”

The new timetable will feature changes to arrival and departure times, boosted services on weekends as well as improved operating hours on some routes.

On average, routes will experience a slight increase of 1-3 minutes in running time, to allow more reliable connections to train services.

Mr Horsley said that passengers can access the new timetables using the Journey Planner.

“With the PTV App passengers can now see when their bus is arriving in real time, which means they know exactly when they need to head to their nearest stop,” Mr Horsley said.

“Making sure we have a timetable that accurately reflects running times is really important to ensure smooth connections to other modes of transport including trains and trams.”

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