The Andrews Labor Government is improving bus services for passengers in Melbourne’s outer north, by upgrading a range of services in the Craigieburn area and adding a new route to Mandalay from Craigieburn Station.

Member for Yuroke Ros Spence today announced the route improvements, which will cater for the growing area and give passengers better access to trains.

Extra morning peak services are being added to Route 529 buses between Craigieburn Station and Craigieburn North, which will reduce crowding on this popular route and give passengers more travel options.

Residents and workers in Craigieburn will gain a new a connection to Craigieburn Station, with Route 528 services extended to run from Craigieburn South to Craigieburn Central via Elevation Boulevard.

Passengers using Route 531, 532, 533, 537 and 544 services will also benefit from updated timetables which better reflect journey times and improve connections to trains.

Residents at the brand new Mandalay development will get their first bus route when Route 511 services begin on 18 June, taking them from the new estate to Craigieburn Station.

It means locals in the growing area can leave the car at home and use the new service to get to work or school by connecting with Craigieburn line trains.

Full details will be available at one month before services begin, with all changes starting in mid-2018.

Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence:

“Melbourne’s outer north is growing and we’re making sure our public transport services keep pace with that.”

“The community asked for more buses, more often and that’s exactly what we’re delivering.”

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