Better Bendigo bus interchange now taking passengers

15 April 2016

The new Mitchell Street bus interchange is complete and taking passengers, Minister for Public Transport and Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan, announced today.

The new  interchange has wider footpaths, better lighting, 80 square metres of undercover space, seating for 45 people and standing room for a further 60.

It is also more accessible, making getting on and off the bus easier for wheelchair and scooter users, and parents with prams, and has big screens showing when buses are timetabled to arrive.

The new bus interchange builds on the bigger, better bus network delivered in January, which provides more direct routes, better connections with trains and extends bus services into new, growing areas of Bendigo.

The $900,000 upgrade was delivered by Public Transport Victoria, in partnership with the City of Greater Bendigo as part of the $3.8 million upgrade of the wider Mitchell Street streetscape.

The  Passenger  Information  Displays  and  Customer  Help  Units,  transmission  network  and  software  were supplied and installed by Victorian Rail Asset owner VicTrack.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan

“The new interchange will   make waiting   for and   catching   the   bus in   Bendigo safer,   easier   and   more accessible for the 1.5 million people that catch the bus in Bendigo each year.”

“It builds on the bigger, better bus network we delivered in January, which provides more direct routes, better connections, and more services to growth areas.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards

“This   $900,000 upgrade  to   the   heart   of   Bendigo’s   bus   network is   part of   the   huge   investment  the Andrews Labor Government is making in better transport, to get people home safer and sooner every day.”

Quotes attributable to Mayor of City of Greater Bendigo, Rod Fyffe

"The  new  bus  interchange  in  Mitchell  Street  -  one  of  the  Bendigo  CBD's  busiest  streets-  is  important infrastructure for local bus passengers and a great investment by the State Government in Bendigo."

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