TRAINS EVERY 10 MINUTES UNTIL 10PM FOR DANDENONG PASSENGERS
The Andrews Labor Government is delivering up to 80 extra services every week for passengers along the Dandenong Corridor, giving people more travel options across the day.
The timetable that will be rolled out later this year, delivers. 60 new and extended services for Dandenong Station passengers, and 65 new and extended services for Westall Station passengers.
Passengers between Dandenong and the city will also have access to an extra 45 services extended from Cranbourne each week.
For the first time, Dandenong Station passengers will have access to a turn-up-and-go frequency in the evenings, meaning trains every 10 minutes until 10pm.
Cranbourne Line passengers will benefit from a more consistent timetable, with 10 new services a week. Forty-five existing shuttle services will be extended through to/from Flinders Street each week, reducing the need to change trains.
Pakenham Line passengers will also benefit from a more consistent timetable and have access to five extra services a week extended from Dandenong in the evenings.
The extra services will be delivered as work ramps up on the government’s 65 new High Capacity Metro Trains, which can carry 20 per cent more passengers than any other train.
The bigger, better trains will be rolled out on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines from mid-2019 and will eventually run through the Metro Tunnel to Sunbury.
When introduced later this year, the new timetable will deliver 190 new and 957 extended services across the Mernda, South Morang, Werribee, Hurstbridge lines and the Dandenong Corridor.
The new timetable will help make public transport a convenient and attractive transport option in the lead up to the opening of the Metro Tunnel, which will create space to run more trains, more often, right across Melbourne.
Bus connections to trains will be maintained, with adjustments made to bus times when the new train timetable begins. Timetables will be available at ptv.vic.gov.au before the changes are introduced later this year.