Better bus connections from Tarneit
The Victorian Government is improving connectivity in Melbourne’s west with a new bus interchange to be built at Tarneit Station, allowing more bus services to run more often.
The new Tarneit Station bus interchange in the southern car park will improve accessibility and provide better connections to local schools, shops and employment, as well as a comfortable shelter for commuters year-round.
As part of the project, commuters will benefit from new accessible parking as well as more bicycle parking, lighting and CCTV for added security.
The additional bicycle facilities will give people the option to leave the car at home, making it more convenient to cycle to the station.
The new bus interchange, funded through the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution fund, complements the 500 new and upgraded car parks at Tarneit Station being delivered as part of the Car Parks for Commuters Program.
A new on-demand FlexiRide bus service is also due to start later this year in Tarneit North, further boosting transport options in the area.
The service has no fixed route and enables passengers to book a seat on the bus via an app or the phone to get to key destinations including Tarneit Station and Tarneit Central Shopping Centre.
Following Southern Cross Station, Tarneit Station is the busiest on the V/Line network, with more than 1.24 million commuters using the station each year.
Works on the car park are set to begin in mid-2022, with construction on the new bus interchange to follow later this year.
The works will be managed to ensure impacts to commuters are minimal, and station and commuter car parking will remain accessible throughout the project.
Since 2014 almost 14,000 new and upgraded parking spaces have been delivered at metropolitan and regional stations across the state, and the Victorian Government is on track to deliver an additional 7,000 new and upgraded spaces.