Kyneton residents will have access to more than 100 new weekly bus services from 1 April, including a new Trentham route.
Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas met with Kyneton residents at the Kyneton Town Centre bus stop on Jennings Street.
These new services will deliver buses across more days and to more local destinations, making it easier for Kyneton passengers to get around, growing the existing Wednesday to Friday bus timetable to a six-day per week, Monday to Saturday timetable.
The addition of a Kyneton-Trentham bus route will allow Trentham residents to access key Kyneton destinations, such as trains, the town centre, local schools, showgrounds and health services, via public transport for the first time.
The expanded timetable will also see buses running between 6.20am and 7.20pm on weekdays, with a focus on better connections with V/Line trains. Most routes to and from Kyneton will run six new return services each Saturday.
Other additions include:
Route 1 (Kyneton Station) and Route 4 (Kyneton North) are being merged, removing the need for passengers to change buses.
More services connecting to Kyneton train station, with each train to Melbourne having a bus connection until 3.21pm on weekdays.
A new bus stop outside the Tylden General Store.
New timetables and maps outlining the service changes are now available on the PTV website at ptv.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas:
"We have listened to the Kyneton and Trentham communities who told us they wanted a new bus route that would make it easier to access train services and travel around the region."
"We’re introducing bus services on Monday, Tuesday and Saturdays for the first time and expanding bus operating hours to give people more options to get around Kyneton."
"We’re serious about improving public transport for all regional Victorians and this is yet another example of how we’re determined to deliver for our community."