Students from Hume Anglican Grammar will soon benefit from a new stop directly in front of the school, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s upgrades to buses in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.

Member for Yuroke Ros Spence today welcomed moves that will give students access to Route 529 and Route 533 bus services around school bell times, with PTV also investigating the potential of a third service to the school.

The extra morning peak services on the Route 529 Craigieburn Station to Craigieburn North, will allow the 7:50am and 8:05am services from Craigieburn Station to stop at Hume Anglican Grammar at 8:15am and 8:31am respectively.

In the afternoons, Route 529 will depart Hume Anglican Grammar at 3:38pm and 3:57pm and arrive at Craigieburn Station at 4:05pm and 4:22pm respectively.

Route 533 services from Craigieburn Station – Craigieburn North via Hanson Road, will also have four services per day stopping at Hume Anglican Grammar. In the mornings, the 7:40am and 7:58am services from Craigieburn Station will arrive at the school at 8am and 8:18am.

After school it will depart the school at 3:42pm, arriving at Craigieburn Station at 4:03pm. A second service will leave the school at 4:02pm and arrive at Craigieburn Station at 4:23pm.

These changes mean students will no longer have to walk ten minutes to catch Route 533 from Royal Terrace.

Public Transport Victoria are working closely Hume Anglican Grammar on the exact location of the new bus stop.

All other services on these routes will not stop at Hume Anglican Grammar.

The changes to Routes 529 and 533 will start from Monday 18 June 2018, will full details available about one month before on ptv.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Member for Yuroke Ros Spence

 “Students from Hume Anglican Grammar will now have more ways get to and from school, giving them independence and services their parents and carers can rely on”.

“These changes will benefit students and staff who will be able to travel to and from Craigieburn Central, Craigieburn Station.”

“The Hume Anglican Grammar community have been calling for this access for years and I am pleased to deliver it.”

 “We’re listening to the community and delivering the public transport services that Victorians need most”.

Quotes attributable to Hume Anglican Grammar Principal Bill Sweeney

”The school is conscious of the issues associated with the lack of access to public transport, even more so in this rapidly growing neighbourhood.”

“This addition will reduce the demand on busy parents, decrease the pressure on the carpark and access to the school, and a reduction in private cars on our roads means less pollution and traffic.”

“Hume is thrilled to soon have access to a number of bus services that will be very warmly received by the community.”

“I am grateful for the work done by the State Member, Ros Spence MP. Her efforts to meet the needs of our children and parents are greatly appreciated. We are looking forward to this significant enhancement to the school.”

Media contact: Ryan Moore | 9305 7177 | ryan.moore@parliament.vic.gov.au