In what is great news for residents of Verdant Hill, the Andrews Labor Government has committed to improving connectivity in Melbourne’s west with investment confirmed for the construction of a new bus interchange precinct at Tarneit Station. The precinct will see increased services running daily, providing better connectivity for work and study to Verdant Hill locals.
Tarneit Station, located only 5 minutes from Verdant Hill, is the busiest on the V/Line network after Southern Cross Station, and connects local residents for employment, education and leisure across the city. The new precinct will provide a safer and more comfortable commute, with shelter, CCTV security and well-lit pedestrian access ways for all seasons of travel.
As part of the new bus interchange project, commuters will also benefit from the 500 new and upgraded accessible carparks being delivered, as well as bicycle parking for those who prefer to leave the car at home entirely. “The upgrades will transform the way people travel and ensure the transport network meets the needs of the growing community for years to come” Minister for Public Transport, Ben Carroll, says.
In addition to the project, a new on-demand FlexiRide bus service is being introduced to Tarneit North, providing flexible transport options with passengers able to book a seat via an app in order to reach key destinations, such as Tarneit Station and Tarneit Central Shopping Centre.
Construction of the precinct is scheduled to commence from mid-2022, with travellers promised minimal disruption during works.