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Victorian Route and Timetable Changes 2023

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Announced today was that the long-anticipated upgrades to Route 505 will commence in early 2023.

https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/addition ... -melbourne

Mention of a 12 month trial period which isn't normally the case.

There will be peak and interpeak services added. 'More than 10 new services' per weekday will be added.
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Re: Victorian Route and Timetable Changes 2023

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Bulleen Park & Ride bus changes. Affect routes 200, 305, 309 & 905. Includes some route and timetable changes including removing 309's midday trips and the Donvale peak extension. Starting April 30.

More: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/footer/about ... e-opening/
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Re: Victorian Route and Timetable Changes 2023

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Unexpected changes to 309! A few rambling thoughts:

Reminds me of the old peak hour 308 before DART (pre-2010) that went via Thompsons Rd, Manningham Rd and High St into Lynnwood Pde and King St (319 interpeak via Doncaster Park+Ride)

Not sure there is much to be saved by cutting the Donvale tail off given trips just go back to Doncaster depot. Results in loss of City bus coverage in parts of East Doncaster (273 on Springvale Rd has limited span)

Some savings however seem reinvested in a new after 6pm trip that will be useful to some

Doncaster Park+Ride passengers also lose their Queen St bus in the mornings (limited 303 trips in the afternoon) - might be an idea just to streamline all the Doncaster freeway runs to start from Lonsdale & King Sts (350 can remain from Queen St though as a sister of 250)

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Re: Victorian Route and Timetable Changes 2023

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733 & 767 upgrades, as funded in the 2022 state budget, start on April 30 2023.

https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/footer/about ... 3-and-767/

A summary:

733
Weekdays boosted from every 30 to every 15 min interpeak (Monash Uni-Box Hill)
Weeknights improved to every 30 min & later finish
Saturday afternoon improved from every 40-60 min to every 30 min
Sunday improved from every 60 to every 40 min with earlier am startNote: Reduced early am weekday frequency towards Box Hill

767
Weekdays boosted from every 30 to every 20 min interpeak
Weeknights improved to every 30 min & later finish
Saturday afternoon improved from every 40 min to every 30 min, evenings to 40 min
Sundays remain at every 40 min with small improvements to span
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Re: Victorian Route and Timetable Changes 2023

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Network reform this year for Healesville with centrepiece being improved 685 bus with more frequent service and later trips.

685 will run every 40 min Mon-Sat & 60 min Sun with route reforms. 684 will start at Ringwood. 686 & 687 will be deleted.

More: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/deliveri ... us-network

https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/footer/about ... s-network/
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Re: Victorian Route and Timetable Changes 2023

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Train and bus timetables for Mernda & Hurstbridge lines. Start 28 May 2023.

- https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/footer/about ... nda-lines/

- https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/footer/about ... -may-2023/
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Re: Victorian Route and Timetable Changes 2023

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A look at funded and likely upcoming bus network changes for the remainder of 2023.

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Re: Victorian Route and Timetable Changes 2023

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Casey area bus changes start June 25

* 863 to be extended south to Cranbourne West Shopping Village

* 895 will be simplified with some rerouting

Timetables and maps can be viewed here:

https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/footer/about ... for-casey/
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Re: Victorian Route and Timetable Changes 2023

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[News] Eastern suburbs bus upgrades just announced
* 201 Deakin shuttle boosted
* 903 routed via Deakin Uni with extra Saturday morning short trips added
* 766 rerouted via Union Station
* New 7 day service on 271 & 766
* Route 768 deleted
* Box Hill - Deakin portion of 281 deleted but remainder gains longer operating hours

Starting 15 October 2023. Timetables out from 15 September 2023 on PTV website.

https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/more-ser ... us-network
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Re: Victorian Route and Timetable Changes 2023

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[News] Route 235 will have amongst the most frequent evening service of any train, tram and bus thanks to evening and weekend service boosts starting October 15, 2023.

237 also gaining weeknight service until midnight. Also there will be some boosts to Route 215 including more peak trips.

https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/footer/about ... route-237/
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Re: Victorian Route and Timetable Changes 2023

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The change to the terminal arrangements at Southern Cross for routes 235 & 237 should have been made years ago. It has always been a pain for buses having to navigate traffic congestion from the Queen VIc Market down Queen & Collins Streets to the station. Most of the usage originates from there anyway.
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Re: Victorian Route and Timetable Changes 2023

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26 November 2023 will be when the new Yarra Valley bus network will start. Its centrepiece will be a simpler and more frequent 685 bus to Healesville Sanctuary/Badger Creek. With a 40 min Mon-Sat & 60 min Sunday service the big multi-hour gaps and complexities will be gone.

More: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/footer/about ... s-network/
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Re: Victorian Route and Timetable Changes 2023

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PaxInfo wrote: Fri Oct 27, 2023 6:02 pm 26 November 2023 will be when the new Yarra Valley bus network will start. Its centrepiece will be a simpler and more frequent 685 bus to Healesville Sanctuary/Badger Creek. With a 40 min Mon-Sat & 60 min Sunday service the big multi-hour gaps and complexities will be gone.

More: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/footer/about ... s-network/
New 684 & 685 timetables now on PTV website. 684 timetables are geared to Eildon/Alexandra people going to Melbourne for a day. Melbourne people must stay overnight as no day trip option is available. 685 has many more trips added but still an earlyish Sunday finish.
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Re: Victorian Route and Timetable Changes 2023

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Starting Dec 17 2023 will be a new timetable for the 538. The route will be realigned to run straight down Camp Rd instead of Graham St.

The dreaded 1pm Saturday finish will be extended to a finish of approx 5:30pm. Frequency will remain at every 40 min.

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