Caroline Springs Passengers Set For Bus Boost
The Andrews Labor Government is giving passengers in Caroline Springs more choice and better access to trains by upgrading local bus services, including a new service that links the town centre with Albion and Sunshine Stations.
Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz today announced the new Route 426 bus service and changes to the Route 215, Route 420, Route 456, Route 461 and Route 462 services.
The new and improved services will start on 26 November and will give residents in Melbourne’s north-west more frequent connections to Sunbury line trains.
Route 426 will directly connect the Caroline Springs Town Centre with Albion and Sunshine Stations and improve public transport access for Burnside residents by using the new Westwood Drive Bridge across Kororoit Creek.
The introduction of Route 426 will maintain the connection between Sunshine and Caroline Springs, while Route 216 will continue to run to Sunshine and provide connecting services to Brighton Beach.
Route 420 services between Watergardens and Sunshine via Deer Park are being upgraded to run every 20 minutes during the day throughout the week, while Route 215 will have improved frequency on weekend afternoons.
Route 456 will operate via Rockbank Middle Road and Neale Road throughout the week, making buses more accessible for residents in south-western Caroline Springs.
The Route 461 service between Watergardens and Caroline Springs Town Centre via Fraser Rise will provide better coverage west of Caroline Springs Boulevard by travelling via College Street, Holland Way and Botanical Drive, instead of Caroline Springs Boulevard.
The Route 462 service between Watergardens and Caroline Springs via Caroline Springs Town Centre will also have changes, running every 45 minutes in peak periods, rather than every hour as it does currently.
The bus upgrades follow recent improvements to train services, including 10 extra peak services per week on the Sunbury line, 219 more services every week for Deer Park and 88 extra services for passengers at Caroline Springs.
The changes are part of the Labor Government’s $100 million Better Bus Network. Updated timetables will be available soon on ptv.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz
“We’re boosting bus and train services in Caroline Springs to get locals to work, school or wherever they want to go.”
“We’re delivering more trains, more often to get local passengers in and out of the city, and more buses to get you to and from the station.”