New bus services for Parkville

New bus services for Parkville

Travelling to and from work and education in Parkville will be quicker thanks to a new limited-stop bus connecting Victoria Park Station to the University of Melbourne.

From September 20, the new Route 202 bus service will run every 10 minutes between Yarra Bend to Melbourne University and Parkville’s medical and research precinct, allowing people to board from Victoria Park Station.

Parkville Association president Rob Moore said that the new service would be great for those working and studying in the area and for residents connecting with RMIT Bundoora and the north-east suburbs.

“Finally; a cross suburb link which will assist the university and scientific sector move across from Victoria Park Station avoiding [bringing more] vehicle traffic into the Parkville area,” Mr Moore said.


Having a bus to Fitzroy and on to Yarra Bend will also be great for our area and when the Melbourne Metro is complete give Parkville incredible access to all suburbs.


The high-frequency shuttle bus will also pick up passengers from stops connecting with the 11, 86 and 96 tram routes, providing a more efficient way for students and workers to reach the precinct.

It will also eliminate the need for people commuting from Melbourne’s northern and north-eastern suburbs to travel into the CBD to get to the university or Parkville-bound services.

The upgraded services will connect passengers to education and healthcare facilities including the Box Hill Hospital, employment, and local shopping precincts including Highpoint Shopping Centre, Queen Victoria Market, Doncaster Shopping Centre, and Melbourne’s CBD.

Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll said the new bus services would make it easier for people to get around.

“Whether it’s travelling to the shops, work, school, or university – we’re making it more convenient for people to get to where they need to go,” Mr Carroll said •

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