Students back on the bus


STUDENTS and trainees left stranded when the federal government cut funding for the PenBus service are now back on the road.

The state government has announced a dedicated bus service between Rosebud and Monash University’s Peninsula campus.

The 12-month trial service is a funding partnership between the government, Mornington Peninsula Shire and Monash University.

Route 887 will begin on 22 February in time for the start of first semester, and will follow the same route as PenBus. Six express round trips a day, Monday to Friday, will connect with Monash University’s inter-campus shuttle to Clayton.

The bus will also be available to the public, with stops at Rosebud, Safety Beach, Mt Martha, Mornington, Mt Eliza, Frankston station and Monash Peninsula Campus.

The first service will leave Rosebud at 6.47am, arriving at Frankston station at 7.37am and the Monash University Peninsula campus eight minutes later. The last service leaves Monash University’s Peninsula campus at 6.18pm arriving at Rosebud at 7.18pm.

For timetables and details, visit, download the PTV app or call 1800 800 007.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 9 February 2016


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