New 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport timetable

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New 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport timetable

Postby josh01 » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:46 pm

The New 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport timetable is currently available on the metlink site effective from 26/09/10
http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/route/view/3185
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Re: New 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport timetable

Postby scottydl » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:11 pm

A few points -

I take it Eastland Shopping Centre in Ringwood is no longer served by the new 901? If so, a retrograde step. The Shopping Centre stop is always well patronised and is a major traffic generator for this service. I know it is only a short distance to the Railway Station but it is across the other side of the congested Maroondah Highway and this will not be well received, especially amongst some of the elderley patrons who use the service down Wantirna Road from Eastland.

As a comparison with the current Smartbus service the last "through" service Weeknights now departs Frankston at 10.49pm arriving Ringwood at 0010 - as oppossed to the current 12.00 midnight bus arriving Ringwood at 01:27 - a full 80 minutes earlier!! I take it the use of the Lilydale Invicta depot is no longer for the revised 901 which is the reason for this earlier finish? Having said that, there are usually very few takers on the 0027, 0057, and 0127 arrivals into Ringwood anyway from what I have seen. Still, it is a service reduction whichever way you look at it.

Given the current buses always depart Ringwood on time without fail, I am a little bit edgy as to service reliabilty with buses originating at a point nearly 3 hours earlier. Will this now, at 115 kms, be the longest suburban bus run in Melbourne? Or is the 902 still longer. Some of the running times in peak period exceed 4 hours on the new 901. This will be a test of patience for those hardy enough to try it end-to-end?
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Re: New 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport timetable

Postby Craig » Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:38 pm

scottydl wrote:I take it Eastland Shopping Centre in Ringwood is no longer served by the new 901?


Well picked up. Yes, that is correct.

scottydl wrote:Will this now, at 115 kms, be the longest suburban bus run in Melbourne? Or is the 902 still longer. Some of the running times in peak period exceed 4 hours on the new 901. This will be a test of patience for those hardy enough to try it end-to-end?


902 is only 76km long at present, while 903 covers 86km. So yes, it will be Melbourne's longest (until the 902 is extended to Werribee).

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Re: New 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport timetable

Postby MetroLine » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:44 am

Finally, there's frequent service to Melbourne Airport from Melbourne City without taking Skybus. (Simply take the Broadmeadow Line to Broadmeadow Station then 901 will do), which will save commuters a lot of money.
On that note, I just wondering how can you get to the 901 stop once you get off the plane? Thanks
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Re: New 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport timetable

Postby jarf » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:59 am

The map for route 901 is now online:

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Re: New 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport timetable

Postby Bradley » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:27 pm

Picked up at The Met Shop in the City today (15 September).

Route 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport new bus timetables with metlink DL booklet format (85 pages) dated 26 September, 2010 v.1 (Aug 10).

Section A+B: Frankston Station to Ringwood Station.
Section D+C: Ringwood Station to Epping Station.
Section E: Epping Station to Melbourne Airport.

Route map inside front page.

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Re: New 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport timetable

Postby Craig » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:29 pm

Bradley wrote:Route 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport new bus timetables with metlink DL booklet format (85 pages) dated 26 September, 2010 v.1 (Aug 10).

Section A+B: Frankston Station to Ringwood Station.
Section D+C: Ringwood Station to Epping Station.
Section E: Epping Station to Melbourne Airport..


Just like for Route 902, there will also be 5 booklet timetables issued covering each individual section of the 901.

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Re: New 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport timetable

Postby lukey boy » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:11 pm

Craig wrote:
Bradley wrote:Route 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport new bus timetables with metlink DL booklet format (85 pages) dated 26 September, 2010 v.1 (Aug 10).

Section A+B: Frankston Station to Ringwood Station.
Section D+C: Ringwood Station to Epping Station.
Section E: Epping Station to Melbourne Airport..


Just like for Route 902, there will also be 5 booklet timetables issued covering each individual section of the 901.

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So can you can get
Main Booklet: Frankston Station to Melbourne Airport
Section A+B: Frankston Station to Ringwood Station.
Section D+C: Ringwood Station to Epping Station.
Section E: Epping Station to Melbourne Airport.

Or just the three Bradley has listed???
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Re: New 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport timetable

Postby Craig » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:31 pm

lukey boy wrote:So can you can get
Main Booklet: Frankston Station to Melbourne Airport
Section A+B: Frankston Station to Ringwood Station.
Section D+C: Ringwood Station to Epping Station.
Section E: Epping Station to Melbourne Airport.

Or just the three Bradley has listed???


Not quite.

There is the main booklet for the entire route, divided up into sections as Bradley described.

Plus:
901 Section A: Frankston - Dandenong
901 Section B: Dandenong - Ringwood
901 Section C: Ringwood - Greensborough
901 Section D: Greensborough - Epping
901 Section E: Epping - Melbourne Airport

A total of 6 timetables will be available.

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Re: New 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport timetable

Postby lukey boy » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:39 pm

Craig wrote:
lukey boy wrote:So can you can get
Main Booklet: Frankston Station to Melbourne Airport
Section A+B: Frankston Station to Ringwood Station.
Section D+C: Ringwood Station to Epping Station.
Section E: Epping Station to Melbourne Airport.

Or just the three Bradley has listed???


Not quite.

There is the main booklet for the entire route, divided up into sections as Bradley described.

Plus:
901 Section A: Frankston - Dandenong
901 Section B: Dandenong - Ringwood
901 Section C: Ringwood - Greensborough
901 Section D: Greensborough - Epping
901 Section E: Epping - Melbourne Airport

A total of 6 timetables will be available.

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Ok sweet as...now time to email Metlink to see if they can send me out a copy :D
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Re: New 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport timetable

Postby krustyklo » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:08 pm

Picked up a 901 timetable on board a route 571 bus today as per Bradley's description.
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Re: New 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport timetable

Postby Mike M » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:39 pm

The individual section booklets for the 901 are now out & about. I picked up copies of all 5 (A, B, C, D & E) from Grenda's head office in Dandenong today, effective 26 September 2010 v.1 (Sep 10).
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Re: New 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport timetable

Postby RailwayBus » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:37 pm

Mike M wrote:The individual section booklets for the 901 are now out & about.

They were out onboard buses from day one.
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Re: New 901 Frankston to Melbourne Airport timetable

Postby Mike M » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:53 pm

RailwayBus wrote:
Mike M wrote:The individual section booklets for the 901 are now out & about.

They were out onboard buses from day one.

Not on mine they weren't :D
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