As more Victorians return to public transport to get to where they need to go, the Andrews Labor Government has updated RideSpace to include real-time occupancy information on eleven of Melbourne’s busiest bus routes to help passengers plan their journey.
RideSpace is a mobile responsive mini-site launched in 2021, designed to show real-time departures and delays, as well as occupancy levels across the metropolitan train network. The addition of real-time bus information to RideSpace means more Victorians can plan their journey with confidence as they return to the network.
RideSpace uses a four-level colour coded indicator to show passengers if a service is very quiet (green), not busy (yellow), busy (orange) or very busy (red).
Real-time occupancy information is initially available via RideSpace on the following bus routes:
- 190: Werribee Station Wyndham Vale Station
- 402: Footscray Station - East Melbourne
- 404: Footscray - Moonee Ponds
- 431: Yarraville Station - Kingsville
- 432: Newport - Yarraville
- 471: Williamstown – Sunshine Station
- 420: Sunshine Station – Watergardens Station
- 498: Laverton Station - Hoppers Crossing Station
- 552: North East Reservoir – Northcote Plaza
- 601: Huntingdale – Monash University (Clayton)
- 623: Glen Waverly - St Kilda
Passengers are reminded to wear a fitted mask covering your nose and mouth for the entire journey on public transport, or in a taxi or rideshare service.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll
“As more Victorians return to the network, RideSpace is helping passengers feel more comfortable and informed about catching public transport. Whether it’s a train or bus, we’re putting the right information in your hands.”
“By trialling this information on eleven initial bus routes, we’re shaping the way new transport information is presented to Victorians and learning how passengers want to receive it.”
“RideSpace is already helping Victorians check how busy or quiet the train network is and for the first time, bus passengers can now choose the services they feel most comfortable taking.”
Reviewed 10 March 2022