Designs for the new Bulleen Park & Ride have been approved and a builder has been appointed.
Bulleen Park and ride will be a premium bus station along the future Eastern Freeway busway, with 370 car parks, making it easier for people to use the fast, frequent and reliable bus services to and from the city.
Buses that use the Eastern Freeway are already among the busiest in Melbourne. North East Link will allow buses to travel uninterrupted up to 100km/h along the dedicated busway cutting commute times by up to 30 per cent.
The park and ride will be located on the east side of Thompsons Road and will double the number of car parking spaces for rapid freeway bus services.
The new Park and Ride will includes 5,000 square metres of landscaped green roof, pick-up/drop-off parking bays, myki machines and toilets, Parkiteer cycling cages, and walking and cycling paths connecting with Koonung Creek Trail and Thompsons Road.
Site set-up will kick off soon with construction begining mid-year.
Bulleen Park & Ride will be open four years earlier than planned, ready for people to use before Doncaster Park & Ride is closed for upgrades.
Bulleen Park & Ride will open late 2022, with North East Link and the dedicated busway opening in late 2027.