Weekend buses for Lancefield and Romsey

Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas and Public Transport Minister Ben Carroll at a Romsey bus stop. (Supplied)

New weekend bus services are on the way, connecting Lancefield and Romsey with Sunbury, Gisborne and Kyneton from October.

There will be Sunday services on all three routes for the first time, with passengers travelling on the Lancefield – Sunbury route to benefit from five new return services on Sunday, as well as four more on Saturday.

Public Transport Minister Ben Carroll said the new services ensured the region was more accessible, with more convenient travel “no matter what day of the week”.

Mr Carroll and Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas visited Romsey and Lancefield bus stops as part of the announcement on Thursday, September 8.

The services have been scheduled to allow bus passengers to connect with trains coming and going from Sunbury Station.

In a statement, the state government said there will be two return Sunbury services added to the Lancefield – Gisborne and Lancefield – Kyneton routes. Sunday services on these routes will have an identical timetable to the current Saturday timetable, with one morning and one afternoon service.

“The new Lancefield – Sunbury Saturday services will depart Lancefield between 8.15am and 5.25pm and depart Sunbury between 8.50am and 6.05pm, while the Sunday services will depart Lancefield between 9.35am and 4.00pm and depart Sunbury between 10.10am and 4.40pm,” the government said.

“Additional services will also be added on the route on Friday night and will depart Lancefield at 7.45pm and Sunbury at 8.40pm.”

With Sunbury Station able to provide Lancefield passengers with options to connect with trains on the weekends, the Clarkefield Station bus stop will be removed from the Lancefield – Sunbury route on weekends only, the government said.

The new timetables will be available from late September and will begin from October 23.

“Whether travelling to or from Lancefield and Romsey, the new bus services give people more opportunity to get a bus where they need it, when they need it,” Ms Thomas said.