Public Transport Victoria plans to expand crosstown buses

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A network of than 30 bus routes running 10 minutes would criss-cross of Melbourne within less a decade under ambitious produced by Public Transport

The state’s public transport wants to drastically boost bus in the suburbs, particularly the outer areas, to keep pace Melbourne’s rapid population and sprawl.

Under the plan, would have 35 so-called routes by 2021, running 10 minutes along direct between busy urban such as shopping centres and stations. There are currently SmartBus routes in Melbourne run at 15-minute frequencies, including between the city and Doncaster and that orbit the middle and suburbs.


New turn-up-and-go routes would be between Werribee and Melbourne Moonee Ponds and Melbourne Caroline Springs and Brighton and Elwood and La Trobe University, to a few. Some existing that run every half-hour be boosted to 10-minute frequencies, and new SmartBus routes would be in the outer suburbs.

The plans have not officially made public but appear in a that was tabled this at the planning panel hearing the East West Link. bus and tram plans were to model traffic volumes on the $6 to $8 billion road.

PTV spokeswoman Helen Witton the plans did not necessarily represent funding commitments.

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»Short, and long-term transport planning is on an ongoing basis and takes consideration current and future use, population and employment and where new public transport are required,» Ms Witton said.

Transport expert and former Bus chief John Stanley increasing Melbourne’s bus services in the term made sense, rail extensions took years to build.

»The is, if we want to do something about public transport in the next 10 years it’s going to on road, particularly with before anything can happen on Professor Stanley said.

Transport Users Association Tony Morton said the was positive but there was no good to wait until next to see it through.

»With appropriate will and it could be achieved relatively Dr Morton said. »It’s easy to ramp up bus services you don’t need to lay down or any other significant infrastructure; just got to buy buses and hire

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