Bus revamp for Heights

By Tate Papworth

Burnside Heights residents will soon have better access to public transport and improved links to the Caroline Springs town centre.

A revised bus route 426 will also provide easier access to Albion and Sunshine stations.

New bus stops will be installed on Westwood Drive ahead of the changes, which will take affect on Sunday, May 19.

The revised route 426 timetable will have more than 400 trips a week, from 5am to after midnight Monday to Saturday and from 7am to midnight on Sundays.

Frequency will be increased, allowing improved access to key destinations including Caroline Springs town centre and Sunshine.

Kororoit MP Marlene Kairouz said the upgrades were a win for the community.

“We’re making public transport more accessible for the residents of Burnside Heights by bringing services to their doorstep,” she said.

“The is the latest improvement to the bus network throughout Caroline Springs, making sure that locals can get where they need to go.”

The state government says the revamp has been made possible following the opening of the Westwood Drive bridge and is the latest phase in a roll-out of an upgraded bus network for the area.