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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