627 Bus arrives in June!
The Andrews Labor Government is creating a new bus route connecting Moorabbin Station to Chadstone Shopping Centre – unlocking access to major shopping and leisure destinations in Melbourne’s south east.
The new Route 627 will start in mid-June and connects the south-east’s two major rail lines and delivers better public transport connections to shops, schools, sport centres, parks, and health services.
The new north-south bus route links Moorabbin Station on the Frankston line with the recently rebuilt station at Murrumbeena on the Cranbourne Pakenham line – providing an alternative to changing train lines at Caulfield Station.
The Labor Government’s removal of the level crossing at Murrumbeena Road made the addition of this new route easier by removing delays caused by the boom gate crossing.
The new route also provides a welcome connection to the Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre (GESAC), which currently is not adequately serviced by public transport.
Route 627 will start from Sunday, 16 June and run seven days a week from 6am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 7am to 9pm on Saturdays and 8am to 9pm on Sundays.
New bus stops are being installed along the route to provide safe and accessible boarding points for passengers ahead of the service starting.
VicRoads will also assess the feasibility of installing traffic lights at the intersection of Tucker and South roads, potentially allowing the bus to use this intersection.
New timetables and maps will be available from Friday 17 May at ptv.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos
“Locals told me they want more transport options across our community, which is exactly what this route delivers.”
“Whether it’s heading to the Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre or to Chadstone for shopping, we’re making sure locals can get where they need to go.”