A NEW bus interchange at Donnybrook railway station is now complete, improving the community’s access to public transport.
The interchange will provide better connectivity to routes 525 and 511 to meet rapidly growing demand for public transport in Donnybrook, Kalkallo and Beveridge.
The new 525 service introduced in December last year has been operating along a temporary route while upgrades and infrastructure, including the bus interchange, were being built.
Thanks to the new bus interchange, route 525 no longer needs to travel a five-kilometre round trip to safely turnaround – instead terminating at the train station.
Route 525 travels between Donnybrook and Craigieburn stations, improving access for residents connecting to train services for travel to work, education or leisure.
Route 511 services were extended to run to the Olivine Estate from October 26, ensuring passengers in the area can connect to train or bus services or to Club Mandalay at Beveridge.
The bus interchange at Donnybrook station was constructed as part of the $356-million Shepparton line upgrade, which includes station upgrades at Donnybrook and Wallan, and 59 level crossing upgrades that will also see VLocity trains run on the line from 2022.
Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green said the State Government was committed to helping people in the northern suburbs connect to public transport to get to where they need to go.
“Whether it be travelling on route 525 or 511 to get to school, work or connecting trains at Donnybrook or Craigieburn train stations, this new bus route is a vital service to the local community,” she said.
Passengers can now view changes to the route 525 and 511 bus timetables and plan their journey using the PTV journey planner at ptv.vic.gov.au