By Jessica Micallef
Woodend and Daylesford passengers are now enjoying more frequent bus services.
More than 20 additional trips per week have been added to the timetable between the two towns.
The new services increase the number of trips between Woodend and Daylesford from 26 to 50 per week –doubling the services from four to eight each weekday.
There will also be an extra four services across the weekend.
Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas said the extra V/Line bus services would provide better connections for people travelling by train to and from Melbourne via Woodend, while also making it easier to get to key attractions in and around Daylesford.
“These extra services will help meet the growing demand for better public transport services from the Daylesford and Woodend communities,” she said.
The additional services have been welcomed by Daylesford and Trentham residents who commute to work in the CBD. The new services include an earlier and more reliable connecting coach service to Woodend train station.
The first coach service will leave Daylesford at 6.25am so passengers can reach the Woodend station in time to catch the 7.19am train to Melbourne on weekdays.
The extra services came into effect on Monday, April 1.
The new timetables can be viewed at ptv.vic.gov.au