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Better Services And More Connections For Fishermans Bend

07 May 2024

The Allan Labor Government is giving the Fishermans Bend community access to more frequent bus services and better connections to neighbouring suburbs and trains at Elsternwick Station.

Minister for Public Transport Gabrielle Williams today announced from Friday, 19 May, Route 606 Elsternwick Station to Fishermans Bend services will operate for longer all week.

Passengers will benefit from an extra 111 services per week as the last services now depart close to 9pm each night and weekend services starting earlier.

On weekends, instead of terminating at Port Melbourne,the route will now be extended to Fishermans Bend making it consistent with weekday services.

The improvements on Route 606 will better link Fishermans Bend with neighbouring suburbs of Albert Park, Middle Park, St Kilda and Elwood – delivering better coordination with trains on weekdays at Elsternwick Station, making transfers to other stations on the metro network more convenient.

Since 2022, the Labor Government has delivered almost 1,500 extra services a week to the Fishermans Bend public transport network which link the booming precinct with the city centre.

For more information on the Route 606 improvements go to ptv.vic.gov.au, the PTV journey planner app or by calling 1800 800 007.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Public and Active Transport Gabrielle Williams

“We’ve introduced almost 1,500 extra services to the major bus routes servicing Fishermans Bend in the past two years alone to support the area’s revitalisation.”

“Through Victoria's Bus Plan we’re delivering a simpler, better and more environmentally sustainable bus network that increases the number of people choosing to take the bus.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Precincts Colin Brooks

“We’re providing people living or working in Fishermans Bend with more public transport services across more of the day and with better connections to the train network and neighbouring residential areas.”

Quote attributable to Member for Albert Park Nina Taylor

“With better connections with trains at Elsternwick and weekend trips on Route 606 extended to Fishermans Bend, we’re giving people even more reasons to leave the car at home.”

Reviewed 07 May 2024

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