Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll today announced Route 863 between Endeavour Hills and Hampton Park will be extended almost nine kilometres south along Hallam Road and Evans Road to Cranbourne West Shopping Village.
The extended route will come into effect from 26 June – better connecting locals to shops, education, schools and other transport services, including stations in Cranbourne West, Lynbrook, Hallam and Narre Warren.
Extending the route will also provide public transport links to the new Cranbourne West Secondary College for students who live in Cranbourne West, Hampton Park and Lyndhurst – with services timed to coordinate with bell times in the mornings and afternoons of school days.
Students at Cranbourne West Secondary College, St Peter’s College (Cranbourne Campus), Gleneagles Secondary College and Hampton Park Secondary College will also benefit from the longer route.
Route 895 Narre Warren South to Fountain Gate will also have its route improved to go via Narre Warren Business Park when travelling between Narre Warren Station and Fountain Gate Shopping Centre.
Low usage services that previously ran express between the station and Narre Warren South will now visit all stops along the route giving locals more travel options.
The extended routes form part of Victoria’s Bus Plan, which is delivering improvements to the state’s bus network.
Released in 2021, Victoria’s Bus Plan sets out how the Government will increase the number of people choosing to take the bus by delivering a modern, productive, environmentally sustainable bus network.
The Labor Government has invested over $520 million to improve local bus services in growth areas, implement bus reform, improve accessibility and customer outcomes.
The Victorian Budget 2023/24 also includes extra further $36 million of new funding to improve local bus services in growth areas.
Timetables and more information can be found at ptv.vic.gov.au and PTV’s journey planner app.
Quote attributable to Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll
“We’re improving local bus services in Casey to make catching the bus a better option for locals travelling to employment, education, shops, healthcare and other transport modes.”
Quote attributable to Member for Narre Warren North Belinda Wilson
“This is all about giving passengers in Casey more options about when they travel on our bus network and getting them where they need to go.”
Quote attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas
“Locals will benefit most from the extension of these routes – better connecting them to vital services.”
Quote attributable to Member for Cranbourne Pauline Richards
“We’re making it easier for the community to travel across our bus network – with the extension of these routes to provide public transport links to the new Cranbourne West Secondary College for students who live in Cranbourne West.”
Reviewed 26 May 2023