New Peak Hour Services For Sunbury Line Passengers
The Andrews Labor Government will add 10 new Sunbury line train services in the peak, every week – to get people in Melbourne’s West home safer and sooner.
The extra services will be introduced as part of a new metropolitan train timetable, which will start on 27 August.
A new morning peak service will run from Sunbury to the city each weekday, and a new evening peak service will run from the city back to Sunbury. Both will run through the City Loop.
The new timetable will make changes to stopping patterns for some Sunbury trains, with four services running direct to Flinders Street via Southern Cross during the morning peak.
This change will simplify the way the Craigieburn, Werribee and Sunbury lines interact – boosting the reliability of services on all lines and connecting passengers directly to more parts of the city in the morning.
These new services build on the 10 new peak services added in June 2015, and the 73 services extended from Watergardens to Sunbury at the start of last year, delivering more services to Melbourne’s outer-north west.
The timetable change will also add 10 new peak services to the Werribee and Craigieburn lines, and extend two Hurstbridge line services each day, providing more peak trains to more people in Melbourne’s north and west.
The new train timetables will be available in July from ptv.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull MP
“This is a big win for Sunbury – with more trains, more often in the peak, when they are needed most.”
“It builds on the more than 80 extra services we have added for Sunbury, to get local passengers to work quicker and home sooner.”
Quotes attributable to Member for St Albans, Natalie Suleyman MP
“More services when trains are at their busiest – that’s what the new timetable will deliver for local passengers.”
“We’re removing dangerous local level crossings and adding more train services in peak hour to make it quicker and easier for people to get where they need to go – whether they’re in the car or on the train.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Sydenham, Natalie Hutchins MP
“These extra services will make a real difference for local passengers – reducing waiting, crowding and congestion.”
“It’s part of our record investment in better public transport, including removing the level crossing at Melton Highway, to get people in Melbourne’s north and across Victoria home safer and sooner.”