Dandenong bus access to improve

The Victorian Government has earmarked $700,000 in funding to improve access to Dandenong bus services

June 28, 2012

The Victorian Government has earmarked $700,000 in funding to go towards improving access to Dandenong bus services.

In a statement yesterday, Minister for Planning Matthew Guy
announced the funding would go towards infrastructure works to improve bus interchange capacity and operations.

The improvements include the provision of seating and shelter, better connectivity between buses and trains, and better access to the bus interchange from the train station for people with disabilities.

"Access to this important transport hub is vital for it to operate effectively and efficiently and will ensure that the central activities area is well connected," Guy says.

As part of the project, traffic signals will also be relocated in Foster Street from Robinson Street to Ruddock Street.

South Eastern Metropolitan Region MP Inga Peulich says the funding will improve the public transport access for local residents, and follows recent security improvements.

"The funding follows on from the recent deployment of 13 protective services officers to Dandenong Station which has provided further security and better station amenity for commuters," Peulich says.

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