Monday, June 23, 2008
Ms Kosky said from today, Route 400, which runs from Sunshine to Laverton, will be varied to provide services to the Brimbank Gardens area in Derrimut.
"The Brumby Government is taking action to increases public transport options and the improvements to Route 400 means more travel option for people living in the growing area of Brimbank Gardens," Ms Kosky said.
The completion of traffic signals at the intersections of Windsor Boulevard and Robinsons Road has enabled the bus to use these intersections. The services will now operates from Sunshine via Tilburn Road then via Mt Derrimut Road and Windsor Boulevard to Robinsons Road, providing public transport access to these developing areas of Derrimut.
Ms Kosky said the new service variations to Brimbank Gardens were a significant boost for the area.
"Buses are a vital parts of our transport network as they provides strong cross-town links that complement our train and tram network," Ms Kosky said.
"Route 400 links Sunshine and Laverton Railway Station, meaning residents of Brimbank Gardens will now have easy access to two rail corridors.
"The improved services will give people greater flexibility to attend appointments, shop and socialise."
Ms Kosky said that the improvements were parts of the Brumby Government's commitment to make local public transport more accessible and flexible for passengers.
"As part of the Meeting Our Transport Challenges action plans, we have committed $650 million over 10 years to boost metropolitan local bus services," Ms Kosky said.
Route 400 operates seven days/week with services about every 30 minutes between 6.30am to 7.00pm Monday to Friday, and between 6.30am to 6.00pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.