Hooray!! Good to see the bus network has not totally been forgotten...
Public Transport Victoria plans to expand cross-town buses
March 18, 2014
A network of more than 30 bus routes running every 10 minutes would criss-cross much of Melbourne within less than a decade under ambitious plans produced by Public Transport Victoria. The state's public transport authority wants to drastically boost bus services in the suburbs, particularly the outer growth areas, to keep pace with Melbourne's rapid population growth and sprawl. Under the plan, Melbourne would have 35 so-called ''SmartBus'' routes by 2021, running every 10 minutes along direct routes between busy urban hubs such as shopping centres and railway stations. There are currently nine SmartBus routes in Melbourne that run at 15-minute frequencies, including four between the city and Doncaster and three that orbit the middle and outer suburbs.