The  Andrews  Labor  Government wants Plenty Valley residents to have their say  on  how  buses  can  best  connect  them to three new state-of-the-art stations as part of the $600 million Mernda Rail Extension.

Local  MP’s  Lily  D’Ambrosio  and  Danielle  Green  today  called on local residents,  students  and workers to give feedback on proposed changes that will get residents to the new Marymede, Hawkstowe and Mernda stations. The new services will be introduced to coincide with the opening of the new stations, improving public transport connections in the growing northern suburbs.

Proposed  changes  include  two new loop services between Mernda and Doreen better  linking Laurimar Town Centre, Mernda Village Shopping Centre, local schools and  Mernda Station, making it easier for passengers to get around Mernda  and  Doreen  to  socialise,  shop,  get to school, play sport or to attend medical appointments.  Other  changes  include  connecting  Route  381  services to Mernda Station rather than South Morang Station and redirecting Route 382 services between Whittlesea  and  Northland  to also connect to Mernda Station via Schotters Road.
The Route 383 timetable will also be adjusted to better connect people with trains at Marymede Station, while the Route 384 timetable will be updated to  improve  connections  with  Route 385 services between Mernda North and Greensborough. Route 384 buses will also gain an extra afternoon service to give residents more options to get home at the end of the day.  Route  386  buses  will  be  re-routed  to improve access to Mernda Village Shopping  Centre  and  provide  another connection to Mernda Station, while Route  387 buses will also be re-routed to give residents along Breadalbane Avenue access to trains at Mernda Station.
Community drop-in sessions are taking place at:

  • Doreen on Wednesday, 8 November, 4:00pm to 6:00pm – Laurima Town Centre Shopping Centre
  • South  Morang  on  Thursday,  9  November, 1:00pm to 3:00pm and 4:00pm to 6:00pm – South Morang Station
  • Mernda  on  Thursday,  9  November,  1:00pm  to 3:00pm – MerndVillage Community Activity Centre
  • Mill Park on Monday, 13 November, 11:30am to 1:30pm – Westfield – Plenty Valley

The community has until Sunday, 19 November 2017 to provide feedback by completing an online survey at:

or attending a drop-in session.
Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green

“These bus changes and the Mernda Rail Extension will give locals more public transport options than ever before.”

“We are planning for the future and I want residents to have their say about on what they want for their bus network.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio

“These changes will give residents frequent connecting bus services to trains, getting them wherever they need to go.”

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