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Fishermans Bend to receive more bus services over more hours

The growing Melbourne urban precinct is set to gain even more bus services over more hours in the coming months

The Victorian government says residents, workers and visitors in Fishermans Bend are set to get more public transport with more buses running more often every day.

There will be an additional 460 services on top of the 900 services the state government added to the Precinct’s two main bus services last year.

From October 15, the City to Fishermans Bend – routes 235 (via Williamstown Road) and 237 (via Lorimer Street) will be boosted to an eight-minute frequency in the morning and afternoon peaks, with services also running until midnight on weekdays.

“We’re proud to be delivering more buses more often to Fishermans Bend – Australia’s largest urban renewal project,” Victorian public transport minister Ben Carroll says.

“Delivering more frequent bus services will play a key role in revitalising the area and supporting development within this important precinct.”

On weekdays, late night services will be introduced on both routes operating every 20 minutes after 9PM until end of service, making getting home late by bus easier.

Weekend frequency on Route 235 will also increase to every 20 minutes throughout the day, with services running from 6AM to midnight on Saturdays and 7AM to midnight on Sundays. Route 235 will also start earlier at 5.40AM on weekdays too, following the addition of extra early morning services.

To deliver this improved frequency, both routes will terminate at Southern Cross instead of Queen Victoria Market.

From October 15, routes 235 and 237 services will operate a one-way loop, entering the CBD from Charles Grimes Bridge and travelling via Flinders Street, Spencer Street, Collins Street and Batman Hill Drive before heading back to Fishermans Bend.

“Less than 12 months ago we more than doubled the number bus services for Fishermans Bend and now we’re adding even more,” Member for Albert Park Nina Taylor says.

“For the Fishermans Bend community and visitors, having access to a frequent and reliable bus service will make living and working in this important and developing precinct even more attractive.”

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