The Macedon Ranges has a brand new and expanded bus depot, which is helping to provide more public transport options for locals.
Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today joined Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas to officially open Dyson’s bigger and better bus depot in Kyneton.
The new bus depot will help Dyson’s deliver the new and improved bus services introduced by the Andrews Labor Government earlier this year.
The new services link communities including Kyneton, Trentham, Romsey, Lancefield, Sunbury and Gisborne and provide better connections with trains on the V/Line network.
In April, the Labor Government expanded Kyneton’s bus services from three to six days and extended hours of operation. The changes also saw one hundred extra services added and the launch of a new bus service to Trentham.
An extra 60 extra services were added in July to better connect Lancefield and Romsey with Gisborne, Kyneton and Sunbury.
The expanded bus network is also supporting regional jobs at the new Dysons depot with 29 mechanics, drivers and office staff employed locally.
As stated by Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne
“We’ve made huge changes to bus services in and around the Macedon Ranges this year, which is giving locals more ways to get where they need to go.”
“More bus services, across more days and with better connections to trains and local destinations is making travel simpler for passengers working locally or commuting to Melbourne.”
As stated by Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas
“Public transport has been employing locals in our region for decades and it’s exciting to see Dyson’s opening a new and expanded depot in Kyneton to help deliver the extra bus services this Government has introduced.”
“The extra bus services we’ve introduced have opened up new opportunities by getting people where they need to go, at the times they need to travel.”