The Allan Labor Government is rolling out new bus services across Melbourne’s outer suburbs for the school year – supporting the surging number of students in growth corridors.
Minister for Public and Active Transport Gabrielle Williams announced the new services are funded by a $25 million investment from the Victorian Budget 2022/23 to introduce, modify and extend school bus services across the state.
Students at Greenvale Secondary College in Melbourne’s north will receive two new dedicated school bus services operating from Meadow Heights and Greenvale West in the morning and afternoon.
In Melbourne’s west, students at Springside West Secondary College will benefit from an extra Aintree – Springside West SC service, while the new Yarrabing Secondary College will receive a return service for students living in Thornhill Park and Rockbank.
Six new dedicated services will support the new Bemin Secondary College in Truganina – linking students based in Williams Landing, Truganina and Hoppers Crossing.
The start of Term 1 also sees a new morning and afternoon service introduced for students from South Werribee and Wyndham Vale attending Walcom Ngarrwa Secondary College in Werribee – another new school opening its doors in 2024.
The extra services are part of a wider update of Wyndham’s school bus network to ensure resources reach areas where demand is high and to reduce duplication.
The extra services will be introduced from the first day of Term 1 on Tuesday 30 January.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public and Active Transport Gabrielle Williams
“We are delivering more school bus services to strengthen our public transport network and to make sure our students get to school on time.”
“Through Victoria's Bus Plan we’re delivering a modern bus network that encourages more people to take the bus.”
Quote attributable to Member for Greenvale Iwan Walters
"This investment will ensure schools in growing suburbs like Greenvale remain accessible for all families and make the daily commute even easier for all students."
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