Getting to and from school will now be easier for students at Mount Ridley College, thanks to the introduction of a new school special bus service.

On Monday this week, a new morning and afternoon school bus started providing a direct public transport option for students living in Kalkallo, Mickleham & Donnybrook who attend the College.

Mount Ridley College is among the first batch of schools benefitting from the new services. It comes as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $25 million investment to introduce, modify, and extend school bus services across the state, with a focus on growth areas.

The new school special departs from Donnybrook Station along a route that includes Springs Road, Station Parade, Dwyer Street, Donnybrook Road, The Woods Boulevard, St Georges Boulevard, Blackmore Road, Ellscott Boulevard, Poppy St, Mickleham Rd, Mt Ridley Rd, Highlander Drive and Grand Boulevard.

The morning service leaves Donnybrook Railway Station at 8.00am arriving at the school 10 minutes before the 9.00am bell. The afternoon service at 3.20pm retraces the morning route back to Donnybrook Station. Parents can contact Mount Ridley College for more information about the service.

The Andrews Labor Government invested $109 million in the Victorian Budget 2022/23 to improve local bus services in growing areas and further puts into action Victoria’s Bus Plan to meet demand, enhance accessibility and performance, and deliver value for money for all passengers.

Quotes attributable to Member for Kalkallo Ros Spence:

“We’re delivering better bus services for students in Kalkallo, Mickleham, and Donnybrook – where there is high demand, and they are needed most.”

“These services will be massively beneficial to students at Mount Ridley College, making it easier for them to get to and from school.”