New bus route connection Sunbury and Diggers Rest

Sunbury MP Josh Bull, Public and Active Transport Minister Gabrielle Williams and local bus driver Brent Purcell. (Supplied)

A new bus service will connect Sunbury and Diggers Rest train stations for the first time.

Public and Active Transport Minister Gabrielle Williams visited Sunbury announced the new Route 475 service on March 26 that will provide much-needed public transport in residential areas that was previously not serviced by the bus network.

Services on the new route started this week.

The new bus route, 475 Sunbury station – Diggers Rest station will operate between the two stations, seven days a week. The services will run every 20 minutes during peak periods, and 40 minutes during the interpeak and on weekends.

Services start at 6am on weekdays, 7am on Saturdays and 8am on Sundays running through to 9pm every night.

Ms Williams said the state government was introducing new bus routes to service rapidly growing suburbs across the state and giving communities more reasons to leave the car at home.

Sunbury MP Josh Bull said this would make life a lot easier for many locals.

“Many locals commute between Diggers Rest and Sunbury for work and school, so we’re responding to local needs by introducing a new bus route to connect our growing communities,” he said.

“We are helping people get where they need to go by building more connections between communities and with the local V/Line and Metro rail networks for onward travel.”

Service details are available on the PTV website.