The Andrews Labor Government will extend local bus services in August, giving Craigieburn passengers more options to get where they need to go.

Member for Yuroke Ros Spence today announced the Route 541 bus will be extended to Mount Ridley Road in Craigieburn, giving students and residents in Craigieburn’s north a bus connection for the first time.

From 26 August, Route 541 Broadmeadows Station to Roxburgh Park will run along Aitken Boulevard through Craigieburn and terminate at Mount Ridley Road.

The longer route will connect locals to key destinations, including Highlands shopping centre, Mount Ridley P-12 College, Craigieburn Central shopping centre, and the Hume Global Learning Centre and Library.

It means that more Craigieburn residents will also gain public transport access to Roxburgh Park train station and shopping centre, Roxburgh College, Broadmeadows train station and shopping centre, and the Kangan Institute.

The extension will include stops at Kolbe Catholic College and Hume Anglican Grammar at school times, giving students another option to get to and from school safely, and providing more buses for passengers.

This change follows recent upgrades to bus services in Craigieburn, including the extension of all Route 528 services to Craigieburn Central and more morning peak services for Route 529.

The Route 541 extension to Mount Ridley Road will start from Sunday 26 August, with full timetable details available in late July at www.ptv.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence:

“We’re making sure more locals have access to public transport to ensure they can get where they need to go safer and sooner.”

“This extension will better connect our community by providing many residents with access to a bus connection for the very first time.”