Bus numbers soar in Kyneton

Bus patronage has increased by 45 per cent in Kyneton since changes to the bus network were introduced in April.

The improved bus network has delivered more bus services, across more days, and with better connections to trains and local destinations.

Locals have embraced the new bus network with patronage increasing by an average of 45 per cent since the changes, hitting as high as 65 per cent last month as more locals get on board.

In April, Kyneton’s bus services were expanded from three to six days with extended hours of operation. 

The changes saw one hundred extra services added and the launch of a new bus service to Trentham.

The new Trentham-Kyneton bus service means Trentham residents now have public transport access to key Kyneton destinations for the first time – including the train station, town centre, local schools, health services and showgrounds.

Kyneton residents are also benefitting from recent improvements to bus services in the wider Macedon region.

In July, the Victorian Government introduced an additional 60 bus services and a simplified timetable to better connect Lancefield and Romsey residents with trains at Sunbury while maintaining connections at Clarkefield Station in peak times.