New Bacchus Marsh and Melton services hit the tracks

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced 10 new weekday train services for Bacchus Marsh and Melton as part of a new V/Line timetable that delivers 80 extra regional services across Victoria.

The new timetable introduces a new 7:55pm service from Southern Cross Station to Wendouree each weekday, which arrives in Melton at 8:28pm, as well as a new Ballarat to Southern Cross service that stops at Melton at 9:41pm.

The new station at Caroline Springs is also now open, delivering train services directly to this booming community in Melbourne’s west for the first time.

The 80 new regional train services announced today are the first of more than 170 funded in the 2016-17 Victorian Budget, and are on top of the 340 new V/Line services the Labor Government introduced in 2015.

These improvements and the extra services next year, come ahead of the Government’s $518 million upgrade of the Ballarat line, which will duplicate to Melton and build new passing loops to run more frequent, reliable trains.

For more information and to plan your journey, visit ptv.vic.gov.au. Another timetable change is scheduled for later this year, which will introduce even more regional services.

Member for Melton, Don Nardella said:

“These new services give people in Bacchus Marsh and Melton more choice about when they travel and how they get home.”

“It’s part of our record investment in public transport and comes ahead of our $518 million upgrade of the Ballarat line, to run more trains, more often to Bacchus Marsh and Melton.”