More Frequent and Reliable Buses for the Growing West

The Andrews Government is delivering more reliable and more frequent bus services for people living in Melbourne’s west, by replacing Route 219 with three new and adjusted bus routes.

Member for Footscray Katie Hall and Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman today announced the new and adjusted routes, which will give passengers more reliable, frequent and tailored bus services.

Route 216 will connect passengers from Sunshine Station to the CBD via Dysons Road and will be more frequent on Sundays, while Route 220 will travel between Sunshine Station to the CBD via Footscray Road, and will also be more frequent on Sundays.

The new Route 429 will get locals to and from Sunshine South to Sunshine Station, with services coordinated with trains, so passengers can better plan their journey into the CBD.

Routes 216, 219 and 220 have been split between the city’s western and southern suburbs since mid-2018 due to works on Southbank Boulevard, with service reliability greatly improved since these changes were brought in.

The changes will mean that Route 216 services will run every 8 to 10 minutes in peak periods, matching the current frequency of routes 216 and 219 combined. On weekends, they will run every 15 to 20 minutes on Saturdays and every 20 to 30 minutes on Sundays.

Route 220 services will run every 7 to 10 minutes in peak periods, every 15 to 20 minutes on Saturdays and every 20 to 30 minutes on Sundays.

These services changes will start from Sunday 17 November 2019.

Full details including maps and timetables are now available to view at ptv.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to the Member for Footscray Katie Hall

“These changes will give passengers more options to get around, helping them find it easier to connect with metropolitan and regional trains.”

Quotes attributable to the Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman

“We’re delivering more frequent and reliable bus services to get people in the West where they need to go sooner and easier.”

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