Changes To Bus Route 605 For Metro Tunnel Construction

The Andrews Labor Government has announced changes to the route of bus 605 to ensure passengers can continue to get where they need to go when work ramps up on the Metro Tunnel.

Parliamentary Secretary for Public Transport Ros Spence announced the new route for bus 605 today, which will travel around the works for the new underground station at Domain.

Route 605 currently travels between Punt Road and Swan Street into the city. Starting 25 June this year, the route will travel along Anderson Streets and Birdwood Avenue into the western end of town, along Queen Street as far as La Trobe Street.

The new route will allow passengers to connect to trams along St Kilda Road, as well as trains at Flagstaff Station.

It will now pass Melbourne Grammar School and Melbourne Girls Grammar School, providing students with direct connections into the city.

There will also be changes to tram Route 8 during the Metro Tunnel works which will be rerouted to travel from Domain Road to Toorak Road West.

New tram tracks will be built on Toorak Road West between Park Street, South Yarra and St Kilda Road in mid-2017 to maintain a direct tram connection from South Yarra to the CBD during Metro Tunnel construction.

Once these works are complete, a section of Domain Road will be closed for several years while the new Domain Station is built under St Kilda Road.

For more information and to view the timetables, visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007.

Quotes attributable Parliamentary Secretary  for Public Transport Ros Spence

“Changes to Route 605 will ensure passengers can continue to get where they need to go while we build the new station at Domain, and will improve access to the Royal Botanic Gardens and the western end of the CBD.”

 “It’s one of a number of changes that will be made to local roads and public transport routes to keep Melbourne moving while we build the Metro Tunnel, to run more trains, more often across Melbourne.”