Residents in Chirnside Park, Lilydale, Mooroolbark, and Croydon will be able to book on-demand bus services thanks to the trial of FlexiRide.
FlexiRide does not have a fixed route – passengers will be able to book a seat via the FlexiRide app or phone, be directed to their closest bus stop, either a physical stop or one of the virtual stops and will be picked up and transported to dedicated hubs.
Locals will be better connected to places such as Chirnside Park Shopping Centre, Lilydale Railway Station, Lilydale Shopping Precinct, Mooroolbark Station and Croydon Station.
The FlexiRide trial will replace TeleBus Area 1, 2, 3 and 4 services, as well as Route 676 – reducing journey times and providing more coverage.
Locals can book the on-demand services via the FlexiRide app which can be downloaded for free on IOS and Android, or by calling 8710 6377.
The 12-month trial launches October 4. Passengers can access information on the changes from September 3 via the PTV website.
FlexiRide is an initiative of the Victorian Bus Plan, improving the State’s bus network to better meet demand, improve accessibility and performance, and deliver value for money.