More buses, more often for Horsham, Stawell

We’re simplifying the bus networks in Horsham and Stawell to make journeys quicker and easier.

Buses will now be more frequent and run in the morning and afternoon peaks, with 96 new services added to the weekly timetable.

These services will start earlier and finish later each day, providing quicker, more direct access to key destinations such as Federation Uni, the Wimmera Base Hospital, and Horsham Showgrounds.

The later weekday services will also help Horsham students get home after extra-curricular activities and allow people to shop in town after work before heading home.

A new bus route running from Roberts Avenue to Horsham Station will connect locals to Overland train and V/Line coach services which run on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Improvements are also coming to the bus network in Stawell, with more frequent services running six days a week from 2 March.

Stawell’s three existing bus routes will be combined into two higher-frequency routes, and new Saturday services will also be introduced.

The new timetable will offer the community 10 services on each route on weekdays and five services per route on Saturdays – 30 more services per week than the current timetable provides.

The extended service hours will give Stawell residents the freedom to travel when they want to, while the improved routes will offer more coverage to key destinations including local businesses, Central Park, the Stawell Sport and Aquatic Centre, Stawell West Primary School and Stawell Secondary College.

New bus stops are now under construction around town to accommodate the network changes, giving residents along the routes better access to public transport.