Better Bus Services for Point Cook

Point Cook residents will benefit from an overhaul of the Wyndham bus network from 21 June, including new and extended bus routes and more frequent services.

The new bus routes follow extensive consultation with local residents, councils and bus operators, and will coincide with the opening of the Regional Rail Link.

The changes will also benefit people living in and travelling to Seabrook, Altona Meadows and Laverton.

The new east-west 498 route between Laverton and Hoppers Crossing will improve access to Point Cook Town Centre and have connections to Werribee Plaza, as well as improve bus access for students at Point Cook Senior Secondary, Carranballac Boardwalk Campus and Emmanuel Notre Dame Campus.

The 496 route will be extended to include a circular journey through Sanctuary Lakes, providing easy bus access to many Sanctuary Lakes residents for the first time.

The 496 and 417 routes will also re-commence off-peak bus services to Aircraft Station, restoring bus access to the Aviation Rd shopping precinct.

Changes to the 495 route will restore bus access to The Strand in Point Cook, and the frequency of the service will double during morning peak hour, with services every 11 minutes. Routes 494 and 495 will also now operate until after 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights.

The Andrews Labor Government is making these changes to help people arrive at their destinations sooner, and access new areas in the region.
For more information, timetables and maps, visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007 (6am-midnight daily).

Quotes attributable to Member for Altona District, Jill Hennessy MP:

 

“Point Cook is one of the fastest growing suburbs in Melbourne, and this boost to the bus network is exactly what’s needed to support our growing population.”

“These changes will provide new bus services to those living in Point Cook and surrounding suburbs, as well as restore services cut by the previous Liberal Government.”

“The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with fixing our public transport system so Victorians can get to where they need to, sooner.”

Media Contact: Evelyn Ek 0412 887 853| evelyn.ek@minstaff.vic.gov.au

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