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Commuter bus trial

Monday, August 27, 2018

Council's free commuter shuttle bus service trial has now commenced. 

The six month trial service is running during peak times and is intended to help  ease the pressure on commuter parking at Middle Brighton railway station.

Mayor, Cr Laurence Evans, said the trial is aimed at reducing pressure on the existing short supply of commuter parking.

“The new commuter bus trial is only a short term solution that will run for a six month period.

“Council will continue to advocate to the Minister for Public Transport to improve our public transport services and plan for better bus routes in Bayside.

“Our goal is to improve the attractiveness of public transport services as a real transport option for the Bayside community.

“Council is working with key partners, including Public Transport Victoria and Transport for Victoria , to find the best solution to address current services gaps in Bayside”, says Cr Evans.

The bus will operate from new temporary bus stops that will deliver passengers to and from Middle Brighton railway station from Monday 29 October 2018.

Council will review the service after three months of operation to determine how beneficial the service has been for our community.

Operation times - 6.30 – 7:40am (last pick-up) and 5.00 – 7.00pm times on weekdays (excluding public holidays).

Temporary bus stops will be established for the trial along the following route:

More information on the service: bayside.vic.gov.au/commuter-shuttle-bus-service