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The new Wyndham bus network will deliver a major boost to Wyndham’s bus network following consultation with the community in August 2014.

The opening of the Regional Rail Link on Sunday, 21 June 2015 is going to deliver many benefits for the region. To allow people to take full advantage of the new train services, a new bus network will also be implemented.

Around 2300 extra bus trips will be added to the Wyndham bus network, increasing the number of weekly trips from around 5600 to 7900, a major boost to transport in the Wyndham area.

The new Wyndham bus network will provide more frequent and direct bus services along major roads between Williams Landing, Hoppers Crossing, Werribee, Wyndham Vale and Tarneit stations, with neighbourhood bus routes serving other areas

The biggest bus changes are for areas between the Werribee line and the new Geelong line, including suburbs such as Wyndham Vale, Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Tarneit, Truganina and Williams Landing.

Smaller route and timetable changes will also take place in Point Cook, Seabrook, Altona Meadows, Laverton and Werribee South.

To ensure easy access to the new stations on the Geelong line, four bus routes will service Wyndham Vale Station and six bus routes will service Tarneit Station.

Key features of the Wyndham bus network:

  • New fast and more frequent and direct routes along main roads – including Ballan, Tarneit, Derrimut, Morris and Sayers Roads.
  • Expanded coverage – with the bus network extended to more parts of Wyndham Vale, Manor Lakes, Tarneit, Truganina, Point Cook and Sanctuary Lakes.
  • Train connections at the new Wyndham Vale and Tarneit stations – on the Regional Rail Link for travel to both Geelong and Melbourne, with bus access from large parts of Wyndham.
  • More frequent peak services – with thirteen bus corridors operating approximately every 20 minutes (or better) in peak periods. During the busiest hour of the morning peak, the frequency of Route 495 will be doubled, with buses every 11 minutes.
  • More frequent day-time services – with buses operating approximately every 20 minutes throughout the week on Route 180 along Tarneit Road, Route 170 along Derrimut Road via Werribee Plaza, and routes 166 and 167 combined along Heaths Road between Hoppers Crossing and Werribee Plaza. Route 190 along Ballan Road will operate every 20 minutes on weekdays, and twice an hour on weekends.
  • Late evening weekend trips – Routes 170, 180, 190, 494 and 495 will operate until around midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Improved access to the Point Cook Town Centre and East Werribee – with a new east-west Route 498 between Laverton and Hoppers Crossing, with connections to Werribee Plaza. This will also improve access to three schools near Dunnings Road.
  • More destinations available for Seabrook and western Altona Meadows residents without having to change buses, including the Point Cook Town Centre, Hoppers Crossing Station, and Aircraft Station shops during off-peak periods.
  • Coordinated timetables – during the morning most buses will connect with trains towards Melbourne, while in the afternoon most buses will meet trains arriving from Melbourne. Route 190 buses will be coordinated with trains to and from Geelong.

New Geelong bus network

With the $3.65 billion Regional Rail Link (RRL) now complete, Geelong line train and bus service improvements will come into effect.

For Wyndham customers travelling to Geelong or the Bellarine Peninsula, a new, better bus network for Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula will provide more direct routes, higher frequency bus services and improved connections with trains For more information see new Geelong and Bellarine bus network.

Network map

Wyndham bus network map (PDF) 1.7MB

Community feedback

Residents and bus users had already been given a glimpse of the new network and provided valuable feedback to PTV to refine the bus network before implementation.

During community consultation in August 2014, the new bus network proposals received overwhelming support from local residents in Melbourne’s west.

Over four hundred residents from across the Wyndham region submitted feedback to PTV in response to the proposals, with 357 responses completed online.

Almost 80 per cent of residents supported the proposed changes, and said the proposals were an improvement on the current bus network.

50 per cent of residents said they would increase their use of public transport should the proposals be realised.

Residents responded most positively to the proposed new Sanctuary Lakes route (Route 496), as well as the Point Cook east-west route (Route 498), while services to Wyndham Vale were also highly rated.

Residents expressed concerns about heavy congestion on Palmers Road into Williams Landing Station for Point Cook routes. The state government has recently announced funding for a transit lane to be installed on Palmers Road to assist buses travelling to Williams Landing station.

Key changes as a result of community feedback

Route changes:

  • Route 151 will operate between Tarneit and Williams Landing stations, with connections available at Derrimut Road or Tarneit Station for travel to and from Werribee Plaza. This will enable buses to operate more frequently on this new route. On most trips arriving at Tarneit, buses will continue to Werribee Plaza on route 170 (consult timetables for details of which trips continue through).
  • Hoppers Crossing Secondary School will be served by diverting trips on Route 160 before and after school, as well as new school special services to Tarneit and Truganina to cater to students previously using bus routes 444 and 446.
  • Route 167 will operate via Darling Avenue and Barber Drive between Hogans Road and Werribee Plaza, to provide a more direct and efficient service, particularly on trips towards Tarneit Station.
  • Buses on Route 167 will divert via Tarneit Central College and Tarneit Senior College at school times.
  • Route 181 will operate between Werribee Station and Werribee Plaza via Greaves Street North and Heaths Road, while Route 161 will serve the Riverdene area (including Derwent Road). This will maintain service along Greaves Street North and Heaths Road between Shaws Road and Thames Boulevard.
  • Route 191 will service the Wyndham Vale Primary Care Centre on Ballan Road.
  • Route 417 will be extended from Laverton Station to Aircraft Station outside peak periods. This will enable residents in northern Laverton to access to the Aviation Road shopping precinct without having to change between buses and trains at Laverton station.
  • Most buses on new Route 498 through Seabrook and Point Cook will to continue to Werribee Plaza via Route 181, meaning passengers will not need to change buses at Hoppers Crossing to access Werribee Plaza (consult timetables for details of which trips continue through).

Service level upgrades:

  • Route 190 will meet every Geelong train at Wyndham Vale Station throughout the week. Patronage on this service will be reviewed after six months to determine the most appropriate timetable.
  • Services on routes 170 and 180 between Tarneit and Werribee stations will be extended until around midnight on Friday and Saturday nights, with connections off selected trains. In addition, these routes will now operate every 20 minutes during the day on both weekdays and weekends.
  • Peak period frequencies will be increased on neighbourhood routes 151, 166, 167, 191, 192 as well as a section of Route 181 between Tarneit Road and Werribee Station. This will assist areas with higher concentrations of commuters travelling to inner Melbourne.

How was the bus network designed?

In preparing the bus network PTV has:

  • researched the demographics and travel patterns of Wyndham residents;
  • reviewed usage of all existing bus routes;
  • conducted market research into customer preferences regarding the design of bus services;
  • consulted with the community, Wyndham City Council and the local bus operator;
  • reviewed customer feedback; and
  • considered recommendations from an earlier review of bus services in the area.

PTV aims to have most homes in urban areas of Wyndham within 400 metres of a bus route. The new bus network will bring over 20,000 more residents within reach of public transport.

The Wyndham network also aims to maximise the number of residents within 800 metres of a bus service that operates every 20 minutes or better during peak times.

The fully revised network north of the Werribee rail line features five simple, direct and frequent major routes along arterial roads, designed to get residents to train stations and other local destinations quickly (bus routes 150, 160, 170, 180 and 190). These routes will operate approximately every 20 minutes in peak periods, with routes 170, 180 and 190 operating every 20 minutes during the day on weekdays and routes 170 and 180 also operating every 20 minutes during the day on weekends.

The major routes will be complemented by 13 ‘neighbourhood’ routes that will service Wyndham residents who do not live near major roads. As the neighbourhood routes need to use local streets, they will be less direct and will operate to a lower frequency than the major routes along main roads.

To ensure we have an efficient overall network, buses will be introduced onto some local streets and removed from other local streets.

Where bus routes have been removed from local streets, bus stops will generally be available a short walk away.

Will buses operate seven days a week?

All bus routes in residential areas will operate seven days a week. Most routes will operate until 9pm on weekdays, and until at least 7pm on weekends, with some routes operating to midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.

What is happening in the Point Cook area?

The new bus network introduced in April 2013 provided more frequent and direct bus services to the new Williams Landing Station, and one route to Laverton Station. Since this new network was implemented, bus patronage in the Point Cook area has doubled.

Major changes in the Point Cook area include:

  • Expanded coverage into western Point Cook and Sanctuary Lakes to provide better connections to local shops and schools.
  • New Route 498 will support east-west travel to schools, shops and other local destinations between Laverton and Hoppers Crossing stations.
  • Frequency and capacity on popular route 495 from Point Cook South to Williams Landing will be boosted in the AM peak.

What is happening in the Laverton area?

Bus Route 417 will be extended from Laverton Station to Aircraft station between approximately 9am and 3pm on weekdays to provide residents around Bladin Street with a direct service to the Aviation Road shopping area. Bus route 496 will also extend from Laverton Station to Aircraft station during the daytime outside peak periods.

How will buses coordinate with trains the Werribee and Geelong lines?

Bus timetables will be coordinated with new train timetables to provide good connections for travel towards Melbourne city in the morning, and travel from Melbourne city in the afternoon and evening on both the Werribee and Geelong lines.

All routes will connect with the Werribee line, with ten routes also serving Wyndham Vale or Tarneit stations on the realigned Geelong line. Geelong line trains will operate every 20 minutes on weekdays, providing more travel opportunities between Wyndham, Geelong and Melbourne. New bus Route 190 will provide a direct service connecting Werribee Station with all trains travelling to and from Geelong at Wyndham Vale Station.

I travel to Geelong on a regular basis? Are buses improving their as well?

From Sunday, 21 June 2015 a new, better bus network for Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula will provide more direct routes, higher frequency bus services and improved connections with trains

Will school special bus services be changing?

There are some changes to school bus services and PTV has met with many schools to discuss their new transport network, whether that is by school special buses, public transport bus services, or a combination of both. Many students will find the new regular route network provides better travel options for travel to school. It’s best to check with your school to see if there are any changes to your school bus services.

Bus frequencies

Major routes will operate approximately every 20 minutes in peak periods, with routes 170 and 180 also operating every 20 minutes during the daytime, seven days a week. Route 190 will operate every 20 minutes during the day on weekdays and twice an hour during the day on weekends. At most other times these routes will operate every 40 minutes.

Neighbourhood routes will generally operate every 40 to 60 minutes, with selected routes operating more frequently in peak periods (namely: routes 151, 166, 167, 191, 192 as well as a section of route 181 between Tarneit Road and Werribee Station).

Frequency improvements in the new network have been prioritised by analyzing existing and potential patronage in conjunction with feedback from the community and stakeholders.

Fast, direct and more frequent routes

Wyndham bus routes
Route Route name Route description
150 Williams Landing – Tarneit via Sayers Road Departs Tarneit Station and operates via access road, Derrimut Road, Sayers Road, Palmers Road, Overton Road, Woodbury Street and Altair Street to Williams Landing Station.
160 Hoppers Crossing – Tarneit via Morris Road Departs from Tarneit Station and operates via access road, Derrimut Road, Leakes Road and Morris Road to Hoppers Crossing Station.
170 Werribee – Tarneit via Werribee Plaza Departs Werribee Station and operates via Manly Street, Market Road, Railway Avenue, Derrimut Road, Werribee Plaza, Derrimut Road and access road to Tarneit Station.
180 Werribee – Tarneit via Tarneit Road Departs Tarneit Station and operates via access road, Derrimut Road, Leakes Road, Crossway Avenue, Sayers Road, Tarneit Road, Railway Avenue, Market Road and Manly Street to Werribee Station.
190 Werribee – Wyndham Vale via Ballan Road Departs Werribee Station and operates via Manly Street, Coop Street, Cottrell Street, Ballan Road, Manor Lakes Boulevard and Armstrong Road to Wyndham Vale Station. Note: Please note the bus does not enter Manor Lakes Shopping Centre.
494 Williams Landing – Point Cook South via Alamanda Boulevard

Departs from the terminus at Point Cook South and operates via Featherbrook Drive, Fongeo Drive, Alamanda Boulevard, Sneydes Road, La Rochelle Boulevard, Sommersby Road, Shaftsbury Boulevard, Lennon Boulevard, Dunnings Road and Palmers Road, Overton Road, Woodbury Street to Williams Landing Station.

Buses are formed by Route 495 from Williams Landing Station.

495 Williams Landing – Point Cook South via Boardwalk Boulevard

Departs from the terminus at Williams Landing Station and operates via Kendall Street, Overton Road, Palmers Road, The Strand, Boardwalk Boulevard and Featherbrook Drive to Point Cook South terminus.

Buses then form Route 494 to Williams Landing Station.

497 Williams Landing – Saltwater Coast via Point Cook Road Departs from Williams Landing Station and runs via Kendall Street, Overton Road, Palmers Road, Dunnings Road, Point Cook Road and Saltwater Promenade to Saltwater Coast Estate terminus (Saltwater Promenade corner Citybay Drive).
 
Neighbourhood routes
Route Route name Route description
151 Williams Landing – Tarneit via Westmeadows Lane Departs Williams Landing Station and operates via Kendall Street, Overton Road, Ashcroft Avenue, Forsyth Road, Sayers Road, Marquands Road, Westmeadows La, Taronga Road, Andrew Road, Morris Road, Thomas Carr Drive, Rose Grange Boulevard, Baden Powell Drive, Derrimut Road, and access road to Tarneit Station.
153 Williams Landing – Werribee via Princes Highway Departs Williams Landing Station and operates via Kendall Street, Overton Road, Ashcroft Avenue, Forsyth Road, Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing Station, Old Geelong Road, Princes Highway, Synnot Street, Werribee Street, Cottrell Street, Market Road and Manly Street to Werribee Station.
161 Hoppers Crossing – Werribee via Werribee Plaza Departs from Hoppers Crossing Station and operates via Morris Road, Bellbridge Drive, Birchwood Boulevard, Maple Court, Bellbridge Drive, Morris Road, Evrah Drive, Hogans Road, Cumming Drive, Pannam Drive, Mossfield Drive, Cameron Drive, Derrimut Road, Werribee Plaza, Derrimut Road, Warringa Court, Wilmott Drive, Derrimut Road, Kookaburra Avenue, Rosella Avenue, Cassowary Avenue, Tarneit Road, Thames Boulevard, Danube Drive, Latham Road, Derwent Road, Parramatta Road, Tarneit Road, Shaws Road, Market Road, and Manly Street to Werribee Station.
166 Hoppers Crossing – Wyndham Vale via Werribee Plaza Departs from Hoppers Crossing Station and operates via Morris Road, Heaths Road, Derrimut Road, Werribee Plaza, Derrimut Road, Heaths Road, Tarneit Road, Shaws Road, Heaths Road, McGrath Road, Halladale Avenue, Macquarie Drive, Ballan Road, Manor Lakes Shopping Centre and Manor Lakes Boulevard, Armstrong Road to Wyndham Vale Station.
167 Hoppers Crossing – Tarneit via Werribee Plaza Departs from Hoppers Crossing Station and operates via Morris Road, Heaths Road, Derrimut Road, Werribee Plaza, Derrimut Road, Barber Drive, Dowling Avenue, Hogans Road, Bethany Road, Babele Road, Sayers Road, Moorookyle Avenue, Yanga Avenue, Hummingbird Boulevard, Tarneit Road, Wickford Road, Poplar Boulevard, Derrimut Road and access road to Tarneit Station.
181 Werribee – Hoppers Crossing via Werribee Plaza Departs from Werribee Station and operates via Manly Street, Coop Street, Cottrell Street, Greaves Street North, Heaths Road, Thames Boulevard, Hogans Road, Tarneit Road, Wilmington Avenue, Westmill Drive, Heaths Road, Derrimut Road, Werribee Plaza, Derrimut Road, Cameron Drive, Mossfield Drive, Heaths Road and Morris Road to Hoppers Crossing Station.
191 Werribee – Manor Lakes via Honour Avenue Departs from Werribee Station and operates via Manly Street, Coop Street, Cottrell Street, Greaves Street North, Gerald Street, Rowes Road, Westminster Drive, Ballan Road, McGrath Road, Honour Avenue, Greens Road, Greengables Drive, Oaktree Avenue, Evergreen Drive, Hindmarsh Drive, Manor Lakes Boulevard, Ballan Road, Armstrong Road, Wyndham Vale Station, Armstrong Road, Manor Lakes Boulevard, Minindie Road and Eureka Drive to near Kinglake Drive.
192 Werribee – Wyndham Vale via Black Forest Road Departs from Werribee Station and operates via Manly Street, Coop Street, Cottrell Street, Bulban Road, Walls Road, Black Forest Road, Haines Drive, Greens Road, Armstrong Road and access road to Wyndham Vale Station.
417 Werribee – Werribee South via Werribee Park

Departs Laverton Station (north side of Maher Road) and runs via Maher Road, Lohse Street, Woods Street, Thomas Street, Wright Street, Bladin Street, Old Geelong Road, Fitzgerald Road, William Angliss Drive and Boundary Road.

Extension to Aircraft Station during off-peak times:

Departs Aircraft Station (Railway Av north side) and Railway Avenue, Aviation Road, Maher Road to Laverton Station (north side) and then continue on regular route as above.

439 Werribee – Werribee South via Werribee Park Departs from Werribee Station and operates via Manly Street, Market Road, Cherry Street, Synnot Street, Duncans Road, K Road, Main Drive, Werribee Park, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Main Drive, K Road, and Diggers Road to near the intersection with Rivercoast Road.
441 Werribee – Westleigh Gardens Departs from Werribee Station and operates via Manly Street, Coop Street, Cottrell Street, Werribee Street, Geelong Road, Anne Street, Lyall Drive, and Westleigh Drive to near Geelong Road.
443 Werribee – Southern loop Departs from Werribee Station and operates via Manly Street, Market Road, Cherry Street, Princes Highway, Wattle Avenue, Edwards Road, Duncans Road, Loyola Road, Tolmie Avenue, Chirnside Avenue, Russell Street, Greaves Street, Deutgam Street, Wedge Street, Synnot Street, Werribee Street, Cottrell Street, Market Road and Manly Street to Werribee Station.
496 Laverton – Sanctuary Lakes via Point Cook Road

Departs from Laverton Station and operates via Railway Avenue, Merton Street, Central Avenue, Point Cook Road, and Sanctuary Lakes Boulevard to Sanctuary Lakes North Boulevard, Sanctuary Lakes East Boulevard and Sanctuary Lakes South Boulevard.

During the day outside peak periods, trips will extend to Aircraft Station via Railway Avenue.

498 Laverton – Hoppers Crossing via Point Cook Departs from Laverton Station and operates via Railway Avenue, Merton Street, Central Avenue, Point Cook Road, Dunnings Road, Hacketts Road, Sneydes Road, Hoppers Lane, Princes Highway and Old Geelong Road to Hoppers Crossing Station.