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Invicta: Timetable changes from 5/12/11

Postby Craig » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:53 am

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Re: Invicta: Timetable changes from 5/12/11

Postby Craig » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:32 pm

The new Invicta timetables are now online for Routes 663, 664, 670, 671, 672, 675, 676, 679, 680, 691 & 693 effective December 5 2011. Updated maps are also online for some routes.

Key changes include:
Route 663 Belgrave - Lilydale
Peak service now operates at standard 30 minute intervals, instead of varying frequencies. Most Monbulk short workings have been discontinued in favour of full length journeys.
All trips operate via Swansea Rd & York Rd - there are no longer Hereford Rd deviations
Revised weekend timetables

Route 664 Knox City - Chrinside Park
Glen Park deviation modified to run via Ramsay St instead of Hamilton St
20 min peak frequency now operates entire length of route - currently only every 40 mins between Croydon & Chirnside Park. Additional peak trips via Jersey Rd, including PM trips towards Chirnside Park
Weekday interpeak frequency now every 30 mins. This is a service cut from the current 20 minute service between Knox City & Croydon (which dates from the LoRider trial in the mid 90s), but provides increased frequency between Croydon & Chrinside Park. All interpeak trips now operate via Glen Park Rd
Saturday services continue to run at 20 min intervals, with all daytime services now operating via Glen Park Rd (instead of only every 2nd service)
Sunday services continue to run hourly, and no longer extend from Chirnside Park to Lilydale

Route 670 (Ringwood - Swinburne Uni)
Revised weekday and weekend timetables, with some extra trips at school peak times
Appears weeknight trips now operate via Eastland 5 nights a week instead of only on Thursday & Friday

Route 671 (Croydon - Chirnside Park)
Morning peak service now operates every 30 mins instead of every 20 mins. Peak service no longer deviates via Exeter Rd & Maroondah Hwy
Afternoon peak service no longer operated as part of Route 672, which provides an afternoon peak service in Chirnside Village for the first time, as well extending late afternoon departures from Chirnside Park from 16:20 to 19:14. Frequency standardised at 30 min intervals.
Saturday service now runs hourly from 09:00 - 17:00, instead of limited Saturday morning timetable.
Revised route in Chirnside Village

Route 672 (Croydon - Chirnside Park)
Most route variations have been discontinued - service now operates the standard route at all times - currently there are about 8 (!) variations in each direction
Peak service now operates at 30 min intervals, and all peak trips now continue to/from Chrinside Park, instead of running confusing loops between Croydon & Wonga Park or between Croydon & Croydon Hills. Last bus from Chirnside Park to Wonga Park & Croydon Hills is now at 19:26 instead of 16:15.
Last trip ex Croydon on weekdays departs at 20:10 instead of 18:55
Saturday service now runs hourly from 08:30 - 17:00, instead of limited Saturday morning timetable. These trips now run to Chirnside Park instead of running confusing loops between Croydon & Wonga Park.
Route now operates via Chirnside Village on all trips, instead of only a few select trips.
Unclear what happens to TeleBus service in Croydon Hills, but seems the route now operates directly along Yarra Rd at all times.

Route 675 (Mooroolbark - Chirnside Park)
Now operates in peak periods, instead only between 08:30 - 15:00 as currently.

Route 676 (Lilydale East Loop)
Revised weekday timetable
One later Saturday trip at 16:40.

Route 677 (Lilydale - Chirnside Park)
Revised timetable, with peak hour shortworkings between Lilydale and The Gateway estate now extending onto Chirnside Park.
On Saturdays, 3 additional trips are provided in each direction.

Route 679 (Chrinside Park - Ringwood)
Revised peak hour timetable, with extra services providing a more consistent 20 minute frequency
Weekday inter-peak timetable towards Chirnside Park revised to run at flat 30 minute intervals instead of every 25-35-25-35 / 20-40-20-40 minutes (partly due to different running times between every second trip at present!)
Weeknight service doubled to every 30 mins, currently hourly
Appears weeknight trips now operate via Eastland 5 nights a week instead of only on Thursday & Friday
Revised weekend timetables

Route 680 (Lilydale - Mooroolbark)
Weekday peak service now runs at standard 30 min intervals, and large school deviations through Moooroolbark East removed
No longer operates via Swinburne University - Lilydale Campus
No longer has AM peak deviations to Montrose (an overhang from the old Lilydale - Montrose 680 of the 80s & early 90s)

Route 691 (Waverley Gardens - Boronia)
Peak services now operate at 20 minute intervals instead of current 30 minute intervals
Weeknight service extended to approx. 21:00 instead of 20:00
No longer runs to Monash Uni during the AM peak
No longer has trips operating between Boronia & Bayswater during peak periods (an overhang of an unsuccessful full-time route extension in the late 90s / early 00s)
Revised weekend timetables

Route 693 (Belgrave - Oakleigh)
Peak services now run every 20 minutes, instead of every 20 - 30 mins. Peak travel times have also been increased, which should improve reliability.
Weekday inter-peak service doubled to every 30 mins, currently hourly
Weeknight service also doubled to every 30 mins, currently hourly
Peak hour deviations via Monash Uni have been discontinued
Revised weekend timetables

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Re: Invicta: Timetable changes from 5/12/11

Postby MMTB Busnut » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:42 pm

Some interesting changes.
There will be about 12 - 24 unhappy Monash Uni deviation pax on 693, but majority will benefit from the exercise to FTG Rd.
About time 663 had a set route, as the Hereford Rd deviation confused numberous pax.
664 coming out of Ramsay St, great Idea using the traffic signals, also cutting of Lilydale from Sunday services great, as there was another bus going that way at the same time.
691 going to Monash, has not been required since introduction of 900.
If it works, why change it!
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Re: Invicta: Timetable changes from 5/12/11

Postby The Cap a tan » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:56 pm

The 672 Saturday timetable was so complicated because it was squeezed into the five and a half driving hours, so that it only required one driver. Then the pain in the arse 675 was squeezed, or should that be, shoe horned into the 671 & 672 shifts and done on the cheap, which is why it only ran off peak.

Good to see that Monash deviation removed from the 693, never did see the sense in deviating for one or two people a trip, only to delay 20 or more others who had better things to do than sit on a bus stuck in traffic, just so a few lazy people could get a few hundres metres closer to where they wanted to go.

I also assume that buses ex Croydon via Glen Park will turn left into Canterbury and right into Ramsay, instead of the crazy arrangement now where they have to drive around in circles, especially the left turn into Glen Park off Bayswater Rd, was ok when it was only midi buses on 664s but now with 12.5m buses common place on this route some drivers have difficulty making this turn without almost wiping out the cars coming out of Glen Park. Might have to read the new run sheets and see what they say.
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Re: Invicta: Timetable changes from 5/12/11

Postby CB80 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:44 am

So glad to see good things have come out of all the work that was put in.
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Re: Invicta: Timetable changes from 5/12/11

Postby werd » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:37 am

The new timetables have all disappeared

Edit:Only the direct links( i.e. no evidence on the metlink site) have gone. They are still accessible.
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Re: Invicta: Timetable changes from 5/12/11

Postby Craig » Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:45 pm

Metlink wrote:Changes to bus services in Yarra Ranges, Knox and Maroondah from Monday 5 December
Date Published: Friday 25 November 2011
Changes will be made to bus services in Yarra Ranges, Knox and Maroondah from Monday, 5 December 2011.

Routes 663, 664, 670, 671, 672, 675, 676, 677, 679, 680, 691 and 693 will be affected.

Each route will receive a new timetable and most will receive changes to the existing route.

The changes will simplify bus routes and improve connections between bus and train services.

Updated route and timetable information will be available on this website from Monday 28 November.

Some of the key changes are available below.

Route 663 Belgrave – Lilydale
Route 663 will now run every 30 minutes during peak periods.

All services will run via Swansea and York roads with no deviations via Hereford Road.

Route 664 Chirnside Park – Knox City
Route 664 will be changed to run via Ramsay Street instead of Hamilton Street.

Services along the entire route will now run every 20 minutes during the peak and every 30 minutes during off-peak.

Route 670 Ringwood – Swinburne University
Route 670 services will be boosted during school peak periods. More weeknight services will run via Eastland Shopping Centre.

Route 671 Croydon - Chirnside Park
Route 671 has been changed so all services run via Chirnside Village. Peak services no longer deviate via Exeter Road and Maroondah Highway.

Route 672 Croydon - Chirnside Park
Route 672 now will now run to a standard route without deviations except for the off-peak Telebus service, which will continue to operate. Services will run every 30 minutes during peak periods and all services will run via Chirnside Village.

Route 675 Chirnside Park – Mooroolbark
Route 675 will now run during peak periods.

Route 676 Lilydale East Loop
Route 676 will receive a new timetable with some changed service times.

Route 677 Lilydale Station - Chirnside Park
Route 677 services will now extend to Chirnside Park during peak periods. There are also six extra services on Saturdays.

Route 679 Chirnside Park Shopping Centre – Ringwood
Route 679 will now run every 20 minutes during the peak and every 30 minutes during the off-peak. Services on weeknights have been increases to run every 30 minutes. More weeknight trips will operate via Eastland Shopping Centre. More weeknight services will run via Eastland Shopping Centre.

Route 680 Lilydale – Mooroolbark
Route 680 will now run every 30 minutes during the Monday to Friday peak. All services will now run direct to Lilydale Station via Maroondah Highway. Travel to Swinburne University is available via Route 670.

Route 691 Boronia – Waverley Gardens
Route 691 will now run every 20 minutes during the peak and services are extended to 9pm on weeknights. The route will be simplified with some extensions removed. Access to Monash University Clayton is available via routes 631 and 900.

Route 693 Belgrave – Oakleigh
Route 693 will now run every 20 minutes during the peak and every 30 minutes off-peak. The route will be simplified with some deviations removed.


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Re: Invicta: Timetable changes from 5/12/11

Postby Bradley » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:10 pm

werd wrote:The new timetables have all disappeared

Edit:Only the direct links( i.e. no evidence on the metlink site) have gone. They are still accessible.

It's now back online on the Metlinkmelbourne website bus timetables sections as of today (28 November) for route 663, 664, 670, 671, 672, 675, 676, 677, 679, 680, 691 & 693 (effective 5 December, 2011 to December 31, 2012).

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Re: Invicta: Timetable changes from 5/12/11

Postby Mike M » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:08 pm

New timetables picked up at Lilydale today;

663/691/693

664/670/679

671/672/675

All effective 5 December 2011/train times 8 May 2011 v.1 (Nov 11)

676/677/680 still to come.
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Re: Invicta: Timetable changes from 5/12/11

Postby Bradley » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:14 pm

Mike M wrote:New timetables picked up at Lilydale today;

663/691/693

664/670/679

671/672/675

All effective 5 December 2011/train times 8 May 2011 v.1 (Nov 11)

676/677/680 still to come.

676/677/680 also sighted new timetables Effective Bus times 5 December, 2011/Train times 8 May, 2011 v.1 (Nov 11) picked up onboard bus at Chirnside Park SC today (5 December) as well.

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