26 September 2023

More buses to roll through city’s inner east

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Commuters in Melbourne’s inner east are to have more buses to choose from as the Department of Transport prepares to roll out more services and improved routes.

Announced by Minister for Public Transport, Ben Carroll, services from Box Hill are to be increased, and bus routes around Deakin University’s Burwood campus are to be improved.

“Extra bus services will also be rolled out across high demand routes from Box Hill to Southland via Deakin University and from Box Hill to Clayton via Monash University,” Mr Carroll said.

“Services around Deakin University will be upgraded with overall improved connectivity from Box Hill, providing easier access and more direct journeys to education and employment,” he said.

“The upgrades will also support future major rail projects.”

Mr Carroll said planning for the changes was underway and the timing of the service changes would be provided to the community when this process was completed.

The Minister said changes to the bus network across Melbourne’s south-east would support the new, accessible, underground Suburban Rail Loop stations at both Box Hill and Burwood.

“The new underground station at Burwood will deliver better access to the university, with a pedestrian overpass across Burwood Highway leading directly to the nearby campus,” he said.

“While passengers at Box Hill will easily and safely move between the bus interchange and the new underground station, which will be one of the busiest and most well-connected stations on the metropolitan network.”

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