THE state government may be facing anti-sky rail protests but it is happy to welcome a SkyBus to Frankston.
SkyBus has taken over the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula to Melbourne Airport shuttle route.
It offers free travel to children, online ticketing and smartphone ticket access. The cost is $38 one way.
The service takes in Frankston, Mt Eliza, Mornington, Dromana, and Rosebud.
SkyBus director Adam Begg, who says he was “born and raised in Frankston”, said the operator was delighted to be expanding on its existing routes.
“I understand the importance of easy, convenient and value-for-money services from the outer suburb to Melbourne Airport,” he said. “We are excited to be bringing our service to Frankston and offering residents an outstanding experience.”
Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke said: “The Frankston community welcomes the arrival of SkyBus to our area.
“Improved and cost effective transport services, particularly to the airport, are important to residents of Frankston and outer south-eastern suburbs.”
The Frankston pick-up point: 444 Nepean Highway, outside Pragmatic Training;
Mt Eliza: 84 Mt Eliza Way, opposite Safeway;
Mornington: Corner Main and Queen streets, outside old library;
Dromana: bus stop 88 opposite Harvey World Travel, and
Rosebud: outside Safeway near the primary school, 967 Pt Nepean Rd.