Registered Users have the option of removing this and all other advertisements.  More


Results 1 to 3 of 3
Just noticed this when looking at bus timetables for Melbourne Airport tonight. Commencing on 26 Sep 2010, there will new frequent smartbus service 901 that runs from MEL to Frankston ...
Share             
   
  1. #1
    Senior Member dajop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    SIN
    Posts
    5,533
    FF Prog
    QF-LTG SQ-PPS Gold-NZ/BA/Hilton; SPG Plat

    My Travels
    Flights Recorded
    366
    Miles Flown
    680392
    Days in Aircraft
    64
    View my Flight Map

    Thumbs up Melbourne Airport Smartbus 901: 15 min frequences commences 26 Sep

    Just noticed this when looking at bus timetables for Melbourne Airport tonight.

    Commencing on 26 Sep 2010, there will new frequent smartbus service 901 that runs from MEL to Frankston via Broadmeadows station, Epping, Greensborough, Doncaster, Blackburn, Ringwood, Knox and Dandenong.

    Frequencies vary, weekdays from 6am-9pm runs every 15mins, other times more or less every 30mins. Runs from around 5 am to midnight on weekdays/Sat and 6:30am-9pm on weekends.

    Now whilst the whole journey will take between 3.5 and 4 hours, its only 18 mins to Broady station. That would make the trip to Flinders St somewhere between 55 and 75 mins, depending on wait at the station. Skybus still a lot more convenient, but at least now there is a practical public transport alternative, at least during daytime.

  2.    Sponsored Links





    Registered Users have the option of removing this and all other advertisements.  More



  3. #2
    Moderator serfty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    MEL
    Posts
    30,474
    FF Prog
    QF WPNZ*GVA WPHHDPCG

    My Travels
    Flights Recorded
    943
    Miles Flown
    1459032
    Days in Aircraft
    140
    View my Flight Map

    AFF Verified Airline Status
    Qantas Status
    Platinum
    What's this and Why?
    On weekend, from here in Patterson Lakes, I can leave home at :40 past the hour and walk to a bus stop to catch a 708 bus at :46 to Carrum.

    I then catch a 0:01 train to Melbourne Central at 0:50, and catch a Craigiburn train at 0:54. This gets me to Essendon at 0:14 where I catch the 478 bus to the airport at 0:30/:35, arriving at MEL on the hours, some 140 minutes after departure.

    Since I have an annual Zone1&2 metcard this costs me nothing except time (~30 minutes).

  4. #3
    Senior Member dajop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    SIN
    Posts
    5,533
    FF Prog
    QF-LTG SQ-PPS Gold-NZ/BA/Hilton; SPG Plat

    My Travels
    Flights Recorded
    366
    Miles Flown
    680392
    Days in Aircraft
    64
    View my Flight Map

    Re: Melbourne Airport Smartbus 901: 15 min frequences commences 26 Sep

    Registered Users have the option of removing this
    and all other advertisements.  More


    Quote Originally Posted by serfty View Post
    On weekend, from here in Patterson Lakes, I can leave home at :40 past the hour and walk to a bus stop to catch a 708 bus at :46 to Carrum.

    I then catch a 0:01 train to Melbourne Central at 0:50, and catch a Craigiburn train at 0:54. This gets me to Essendon at 0:14 where I catch the 478 bus to the airport at 0:30/:35, arriving at MEL on the hours, some 140 minutes after departure.

    Since I have an annual Zone1&2 metcard this costs me nothing except time (~30 minutes).
    I guess this gives a weekday option as well and 15 min frequency makes it useful for leaving the airport also, as not as long wait if just missing the bus! Given the extra 14 mins from Essendon to Broadmeadows, a max of 15 min wait for 901 bus on weekdays, then 18 to airport thats 49 mins from Essendon to airport (vs 46 in your scenario) so would be almost as good - on weekdays.

  5.    Sponsored Links



    Registered Users have the option of removing this and all other advertisements.  More



Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Air NZ commences seasonal Bali route from June
    By haydensydney in forum Travel News
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 26th February 2012, 01:39 PM
  2. Albury Airport to Melbourne Airport?
    By PLANT in forum Car Hire, Taxis and Limos
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20th May 2011, 10:03 PM
  3. PE commences Saturday
    By thegurio in forum Virgin Australia Velocity
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 18th April 2008, 02:03 PM
  4. Beaurepairs at Melbourne airport?
    By munitalP in forum Qantas Frequent Flyer Program
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 28th March 2007, 02:22 PM
  5. Finally teh PLatinum challenge commences
    By simongr in forum American Airlines AAdvantage
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 9th November 2006, 05:05 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


About Us

    The Australia Frequent Flyer is Australia's leading frequent flyer community and travel website.

    We are independently owned and not affiliated with any airline.

Follow us on

Twitter Facebook Google+ RSS


The Australian Frequent Flyer is a public forum. All posts reflect the personal opinion of the poster. These opinions are not necessarily shared by the Australian Frequent Flyer.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122