NEW TIMETABLE A BOOST FOR MACEDON RANGES BUS SERVICES

Timetables are now available for the new bus services being introduced by the Andrews Labor Government to better connect Lancefield and Romsey with Clarkefield Station, Gisborne and Sunbury.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said that introducing 60 extra bus services and a simpler timetable will make travel between key destinations in the Macedon Ranges easier and more convenient for locals.

Under the changes being introduced on 7 July the number of weekday services connecting Lancefield, Romsey and Monegeetta with surrounding destinations will increase from 85 to 145.

The existing Lancefield to Kyneton service via Sunbury will be broken down into three distinct routes, each with their own timetables, with extra services added on each route.

Lancefield to Sunbury will increase to nine return trips on weekdays, and the Lancefield to Gisborne services will increase from two return services a week, to ten.

Lancefield to Sunbury services will also better connect with trains at Sunbury whilst maintaining existing connections at Clarkefield Station in the peak.

All services will now run to the same stopping patterns from Monday to Saturday, reducing the confusion passengers often experienced under the previous timetable which offered eight trip variations.

These extra services add to more than 100 new bus services introduced in April to the Kyneton bus network including a new Kyneton-Trentham route which has given Trentham and Tylden residents public transport access to key Kyneton destinations for the first time.

New timetables and maps outlining the service changes are now available (from 7 June) on the PTV website at ptv.vic.gov.au, at Kyneton, Sunbury and Gisborne train stations, or by calling PTV on 1300 800 007.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas:

“We have listened to Lancefield and Romsey residents who told us they were looking for better connections with existing public transport, simpler timetables and more regular services.”

“We said we’d improve public transport for people in the Macedon Ranges and this is another example of delivering on that promise.”