MORE SERVICES TO MORE PLACES ON NEW SALE BUS NETWORK

The Sale community will have access to new routes, improved coverage, more trips and Saturday services for the first time when the new Sale bus network launches early next year.

Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett said the Victorian Government is providing better access to public transport across Sale with new and extended routes, and more services to more areas.

The new network being introduced from 1 February 2021 will give the community better access and greater choice on public transport whether they’re travelling to and from work, school or leisure activities, or to local services and shopping precincts.

Two new town bus routes have been added, plus existing routes upgraded to deliver 22 new weekday trips and 50 new Saturday trips.

The expanded routes will provide coverage for the first time to the Glebe Estate off Maffra-Sale Road, the Sale Showgrounds, new TAFE campus, Gippsland Regional Sports Complex and Royal Freemasons Residential Aged Care, while some existing routes will be extended to connect people to the Sale arts precinct and the Port of Sale.

There will also be an increase in operating hours, with some routes running from 6:00am to 7:00pm on weekdays and new Saturday services running from 7:30am to 6:00pm.

Loch Sport residents will also have better access to healthcare, shopping precincts and recreation facilities, with an additional trip being added to the Sale to Loch Sport via Longford route, giving the community two return trips on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Details on the new and improved services can be found on the Public Transport Victoria website at www.ptv.vic.gov.au or on the PTV app.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett

“The Victorian Government is committed to providing better transport connections for rural and regional Victorians.”

“People in Sale will now have access to Saturday buses for the first time and the expanded number of services mean there are more trips, more often, to more parts of the town.”