Sunday, October 22, 2017

More choice with more services

David Lee August 23, 2017

FROM Sunday, August 27 there will be a new V/Line timetable and 151 new services every week in regional Victoria.

The new services will run on weekdays and weekends, giving you more choice when you travel on the Geelong, Ballarat, Ararat, Bendigo, Seymour, Shepparton and Traralgon lines.

A Public Transport Victoria spokesperson said, “The changes include, 18 more weekly services on the Ballarat and Bendigo lines, to get you home faster on weeknights and improve frequency from 90 to 60 minutes during the day on weekends.

“74 extra services will run each week for the Geelong corridor. This includes 30 new services to improve the frequency of weekend trains from 60 to 40 minutes between 7am and 7pm.

“Weekday Warrnambool services will no longer stop at Tarneit or Wyndham Vale. Most weekday Warrnambool services will also run express through North Geelong and Lara. 30 new Geelong line trains will stop at stations that Warrnambool trains don’t stop at.

“18 trains will run every week on the Traralgon line.

“41 more services will stop at Richmond Station to get you to the MCG and other events.

“19 Ballarat and Wendouree services will be extended to run to and from Ararat each week, including three weekday services and a return service every Saturday and Sunday.

“A service to and from Seymour and Shepparton will be added on Saturdays and Sundays, and an extra 219 weekly services will stop at to Deer Park and extra 88 trains will stop at Caroline Springs, thanks to new stopping patterns for off-peak Geelong and Ballarat trains.”