Sunbury Line Passengers Get Peak Hour Boost
The Andrews Labor Government will add 10 more train services in the peak, every week on the Sunbury line from 27 August.
Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman, Member for Sunbury Josh Bull and Member for Sydenham Natalie Hutchins today announced the timetable for the new morning and evening peak services, which will reduce waiting and crowding at the busiest times.
A new morning service via the city loop will leave Sunbury at 6.48am, and an extra evening service will leave the city at 4.30pm and run through the city loop – getting more people home quicker at the end of the day.
Four Sunbury line services will also now run direct to Flinders Street via Southern Cross during the morning peak, removing the need for passengers heading to those stations to change trains or travel round the loop.
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 new timetable released today adds 30 weekly peak time services across the Werribee, Craigieburn and Sunbury lines from August – creating space for around 27,000 extra trips each week.
This is the fourth metropolitan timetable change implemented by the Labor Government, adding more than 300 extra Metro services and nearly 600 new V/Line services.
The Labor Government has invested nearly $4 billion in new trains since it came to office, including 19 new X’Trapolis trains and 65 new High-Capacity Metro Trains.
The Labor Government is also getting on with building the Metro Tunnel, removing dangerous and congested level crossings and installing new high-tech signaling to run more trains, more often.
The timings of buses that connect with trains will be adjusted to reflect the train new timetable, which are available at ptv.vic.gov.au.
Quote attributable to Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman
“We’re running more trains at peak hour, when extra services are needed most, to get Sunbury line passengers where they need to go.”
Quote attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull
“These extra services build on the more than 80 we’ve already delivered – reducing waiting, relieving congestion and getting people home sooner.”
Quote attributable to Member for Sydenham Natalie Hutchins
“More trains, fewer level crossings and better signalling – that’s what passengers need and that’s what we’re delivering.”