New shuttle bus service launched

Getting to and from La Trobe University's Melbourne Campus at Bundoora will now be quicker and easier for thousands of students and staff with the launch of a new shuttle bus between the University and Reservoir Station.

Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced the new 301 bus route will operate as a shuttle service between Reservoir Station on the South Morang line and the University every 10 minutes, between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday.

The shuttle bus service will operate on 'University Days', with the first services commencing on Tuesday, 16 February 2016 to coincide with the University's International Welcome Festival to orientate new international students.

"We're delighted that the State Government is delivering on its election commitment to provide a high frequency shuttle bus service to La Trobe's Melbourne campus at Bundoora," said La Trobe Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar.

"For far too long, students and staff have been faced with poor and confusing public transport options. Today's announcement by the State Government is a big win for the entire La Trobe University community."

The route 301 timetable will be coordinated with train timetables at Reservoir Station for journeys from Melbourne CBD in the morning and to Melbourne CBD in the afternoon and early evening.

On non 'University Days', staff and students will be able to catch Route 561 which links La Trobe University with Reservoir Station.

La Trobe University is about to upgrade the existing bus stop in Science Drive into a premium bus terminus to facilitate the operation of the shuttle service.

The upgrade will provide the university with a new primary public transport hub for the Melbourne campus at Bundoora with improved seating, weather proofing, information and public amenities. The upgrade is part of the university's Arrival Experience Strategy to improve the arrival experience of students and will provide the campus with a highly visible new "front door".

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