VIC route changes in October

Some bus routes in eastern Melbourne will be restored following community concerns

VIC route changes in October
Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder

Some changes will be made on Transdev routes in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs following a push from community to restore some routes.

Eastern Freeway bus route 303 will be reintroduced, while bus route 271 will be deviated to restore trips to Blackburn streets.  

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) will also consider how best to reintroduce a bus route along Kilby Road, East Kew.

The changes have come about after ommunity drop in sessions were held in August.

PTV and Transdev staff listened to concerns about what the July 2014 timetable changes meant for individual passengers.

Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder says community feedback indicated fine tuning of existing bus routes in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs was warranted to help passengers travel to jobs or university in Melbourne’s CBD and the North Carlton area. 

"Route 303’s resumption will reduce crowding at the Middleborough Road and Eastern Freeway on-ramp, also benefiting route 906 and 318 passengers," he says.

"Route 303 will operate along its previous route and have four peak period morning and afternoon trips on weekdays."

The changes will be implemented from October 13.


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