KYNETON BUS SERVICES SET FOR A REVAMP

Kyneton and Trentham bus services are set for a revamp with consultation on proposed new bus services to begin on 29 August.

Locals will have their say on proposed changes to Kyneton town buses and a new Trentham to Kyneton bus.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today encouraged the local community to check out the proposed changes and provide feedback before the new services are introduced in early 2019.

Under the proposal, Kyneton town buses would run Monday to Saturday, boosting services from three days a week to six days a week.

Buses will be timed to meet with trains at Kyneton Station more often, improving transport options for journeys further afield including Melbourne and Bendigo.

Routes 1 and 4 will be combined to provide people with more frequent and direct access to Kyneton Station, without the need to change buses in the centre of town or wait for the bus to service other routes.

A new bus stop will also be installed outside Kyneton Hospital to give passengers direct and better access to the health precinct and surrounding area.

Nearby in Trentham, a new Trentham to Kyneton bus will be introduced next year, with two round trips each weekday so people in Trentham can do their shopping and attend medical appointments in Kyneton.

Ms Thomas said locals will get the opportunity to talk to the transport planning team and provide feedback later this month.

Two drop-in community information sessions on Wednesday 29 August will take place at:

  • 10:30am-12pm: Trentham Neighbourhood Centre, corner of Market and High streets, Trentham
  • 2pm-6pm: Kyneton Mechanics Institute, Room 3, 81 Mollison Street, Kyneton

For more information and to take an online survey visit getinvolved.transport.vic.gov.au/kyneton before consultation closes 2 September 2018.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas

“For the first time, Kyneton locals will be able to catch a bus six days a week – delivering extra transport options to get people where they need to go.”

“Buses will also be timed to coincide with train departures and arrivals at Kyneton Station, meeting the needs of commuters during the busy morning and afternoon peak.”

“We’re working with locals to make sure the proposed changes to Kyneton buses and the new Trentham bus are the right fit for the community.”