NEW ROUTE 627 ARRIVING IN 2019
The Andrews Labor Government’s new bus route 627 is arriving in 2019.
Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos said the new route will unlock access to Chadstone Shopping Centre and Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre for residents of Moorabbin, Bentleigh and East Bentleigh.
The route will run from Moorabbin Station to Chadstone Shopping Centre, via Tucker Road, East Boundary Road and Murrumbeena Road. It will provide access to trains on the Frankston line and the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines, with stops at Moorabbin Station and the newly rebuilt station at Murrumbeena.
Removing the level crossing at Murrumbeena Road in April has made the addition of this new route easier, with buses now able to travel across the rail line without getting stuck behind boom gates.
The Labor Government will be calling for expressions of interest from bus operators for the new bus route, with contracts expected to be awarded later this year.
Route 627 is part of the Labor Government’s investment in new bus services announced in this year’s budget.
More information about the new route will be available at ptv.vic.gov.au in the lead up to the commencement of services.
Quotes attributable to Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos
“Moorabbin and East Bentleigh residents told me they want more transport options, which is exactly what we are delivering.”
“This new route will better connect our communities – making it easier to travel to work, school, the shops and back home again.”
“Importantly, the route provides a service that runs north-south, which has been lacking in Glen Eira.”
“The new buses will travel through a level crossing free Murrumbeena Road thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, reducing congestion and further improving travel times.”