December 21, 2016

BELLARINE PENINSULA SHUTTLE BUS TO STAY ON THE ROAD

The Andrews Labor Government has extended the trial of a shuttle bus service connecting residents between the Bellarine Peninsula and Geelong until June next year.

Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville welcomed the news that buses on Route 60A will continue to run for another six months, and encouraged more locals to give the shuttle a go in the new year.

The Labor Government introduced the shuttle bus in July this year following local consultation where the community called for more frequent buses to Geelong.

The route 60A shuttle service runs between St Leonards, Portarlington, Indented Head and Drysdale, and connects with Route 60 to Geelong.

The service gives passengers an extra five weekday shuttle services in each direction, connecting passengers to and from Geelong Station.

Passengers will continue to have two options to get to St Leonards – either by the Route 60 services that go directly to St Leonards, or by the Route 60A shuttles that connect with Route 60 services at Drysdale.

The local community had their say on the shuttle service earlier this year and overwhelmingly called for it to continue.

A copy of the PenBus timetable is available at ptv.vic.gov.au or by calling 1800 800 007.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville:

“We introduced this shuttle to make it easier and safer for locals on the Northern Bellarine Peninsula to get to and from Geelong.” 

“We want to get this service right – and this extension will allow us to go back to the community and find a route that works best for all passengers.”