BUS BOOST FOR WOLLERT FAMILIES

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for families to get around Wollert with a brand-new school special bus service and an extension to a current route.

Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny today announced that Route 357 will be extended to run closer to Edgars Creek Secondary College from January 2020 – making it easier for more families and students to get to school.

A new school special bus also began on the 19th of August, giving students at Edgars Creek Secondary College a direct connection via bus for the first time.

Currently the closest bus route to the school is Route 385, which stops over 900 metres from the school gate. These new and extended bus routes will give students living in the local area easier and more reliable journeys to and from school.

The school special bus will run one morning and one afternoon service each day, with the service beginning at the intersection of Pine Park Drive and Saltlake Boulevard in Wollert and arrive at Edgars Creek Secondary College, doing the trip in reverse after the school bell in the afternoon.

The buses used will have low floors, which will allow students with specific mobility requirements to easily use the service.

School special bus service timetables will be made available for students by the school and Dysons buses by request.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne

“We’re extending bus routes and creating a new school special bus service to make it easier for locals to get around Wollert.”

Quotes attributable to the Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny

“Students from Edgars Creek Secondary College can now catch the bus to and from school for the very first time.”

“This is the first step in delivering a long-term solution for these students, giving them and their families more options to get to school.”

Quotes attributable to the Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio

“This school bus will make a world of difference for kids getting to school on public transport.”