Published on : Saturday, September 21, 2019
Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne recently marked the success of the new bus network which has delivered more bus services, across more days, and with better connections to trains and local destinations.
Locals have embraced the new bus network with patronage increasing an average of 45 per cent since the changes, hitting as high as 65 per cent last month as more locals get on board.
In April, the Government expanded Kyneton’s bus services from three to six days and extended hours of operation. The changes saw one hundred extra services added and the launch of a new bus service to Trentham.
The new Trentham-Kyneton bus service means Trentham residents now have public transport access to key Kyneton destinations for the first time – including the train station, town centre, local schools, health services and showgrounds.
Kyneton residents are also benefitting from recent improvements to bus services in the wider Macedon region.
In July, the Government introduced an additional 60 bus services and a simplified timetable to better connect Lancefield and Romsey residents with trains at Sunbury while maintaining connections at Clarkefield Station in peak times.