Southern Metropolitan Region - the 624 Bus Service (14.11.2017)

Written on the 14 November 2017


14 November 2017


Constituency questions 

GEORGIE CROZIER (LIB - Southern Metropolitan)


My question is to the Minister for Public Transport in the other place, and it relates to the efficiency and reliability of buses in the Southern Metropolitan Region, specifically the 624 bus from Kew to Oakleigh.

I have a constituent who spoke with me and my office regarding her concerns about this bus route. She stated that she has had her bus cancelled without notice; she has waited for nearly 2 hours during a weekday afternoon and then four buses came at the same time; and she has had her bus rerouted back to the CDC Eastrans terminal without notice before she could change buses at Chadstone, and there was no ongoing service to Oakleigh. She was waiting with people who were smoking, people who had perishable shopping and anxious mothers with young children and babies in prams.

The unreliability and lack of continuity of the 624 bus service is exasperating for my constituent, as she has rightly highlighted in her correspondence and telephone calls to me, so the action I ask of the minister is that she provide an explanation as to why the 624 bus service is operating with such irregularity and disruption.

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