A new bus service in Melbourne’s rapidly growing north-west will deliver improved connections to shops, schools, train stations and other amenities.

Member for Sunbury Josh Bull said the new service between Sunbury and Diggers Rest will provide much-needed public transport coverage to areas that currently have none.

The new Route 475 will operate between Sunbury Station and Diggers Rest Station seven days a week at a frequency of 20 minutes during peak periods, and 40 minutes during the interpeak and on weekends.

It will address coverage gaps on Elizabeth Drive in Sunbury and on the western side of Diggers Rest, while also linking with trains at Diggers Rest Station to connect Sunbury and Diggers Rest locals to the broader transport network.

Sunbury recently saw the rollout of the first three electric buses as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million, Zero Emissions Bus (ZEB) Trial.

Bus operator Donric is introducing the three zero emission electric buses on existing routes in and around Sunbury.

The upgrades are part of the Victorian Bus Plan, improving the state’s bus network to better meet demand and improve services across the state.

Quotes attributable to Member for Sunbury Josh Bull

“Many locals travel between Diggers Rest and Sunbury for work and school, so it’s exciting to see a new bus route to connect our growing communities.”

“We are helping people get where they need to go by building more connections between communities and train stations.”

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