DONNYBROOK STATION BUS INTERCHANGE NOW OPEN

A new bus interchange at Donnybrook train station is now complete, improving access to public transport services for the local community.

Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green said the construction of the bus interchange is a vital part of providing better connectivity for routes 525 and 511 to meet growing demand in Donnybrook, Kalkallo and Beveridge.

The new 525 service introduced in December last year has been running along a temporary route while upgrades and key infrastructure, including the bus interchange, were being built.

Thanks to the new bus interchange, Route 525 no longer needs to travel a five-kilometre round trip to safely turnaround – instead terminating at the train station.

Route 525 travels between Donnybrook and Craigieburn stations, improving access for residents connecting to train services for travel to work, education or leisure.

Route 511 services will now be extended to run to the Olivine Estate from Monday 26 October, ensuring passengers in the area are able to connect to train or bus services or up to Club Mandalay for a round of golf or a meal.

The bus interchange at Donnybrook Station was constructed as part of the $356 million Shepparton Line Upgrade, which includes station upgrades at Donnybrook and Wallan, 59 level crossing upgrades that will also see Vlocity trains run on the line from 2022.

Passengers can now view changes to the Route 525 and 511 bus timetables and plan their journey using the PTV journey planner at ptv.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

“We’re committed to helping people in the northern suburbs connect to public transport to get to where they need to go – the new Donnybrook bus interchange will support bus services to do just that.”

“Whether it be travelling on Route 525 or 511 to get to school, work or connecting trains at Donnybrook or Craigieburn train stations, this new bus route is a vital service to the local community.”