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Interestingly the Whittlesea one seems to cover a large area outside the City of Whittlesea including much of Banyule, Nillumbik and Darebin. Good idea given most bus routes don't limit themselves to council areas...

The Manningham one is the same covering an area bounded by Burke Rd, the railway line, Mooroolbark and Greensborough.

Does this mean a new public transport map isn't far away?

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^^^ We live in hope :D
Apparently there will be one this year, but this is hardly reliable, sources are the metlink website and (IIRC) the staff in the MetShop.
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Apparently there will be one this year, but this is hardly reliable, sources are the metlink website and (IIRC) the staff in the MetShop.
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You're right there, but it has always been thus. I recall many occasions in the late 80s and 90s where a new map was supposedly imminent "within the next month" according to Metshop staff and been much longer...

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Recived in the Mail today:
City of Casey effective September 2009.
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Craig wrote:
The Metlink website now has the following local area maps online:

Casey (August 2009) - http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/asse ... _Casey.pdf

Darebin (September 2009) - http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/asse ... arebin.pdf

Hobsons Bay (August 2009) - http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/asse ... ns_Bay.pdf

Hume (August 2009) - http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/asse ... 2_Hume.pdf

Manningham (August 2009) - http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/asse ... ingham.pdf

Moreland (August 2009) - http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/asse ... reland.pdf

Whittlesea (September 2009) - http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/asse ... tlesea.pdf

Wydnham (September 2009) - http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/asse ... yndham.pdf

Yarra Ranges (September 2009) - http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/asse ... Ranges.pdf

With the exception of Casey, Hobsons Bay & Moreland, these are the first editions of these maps in the "full-color" style (as opposed to having all bus routes as orange).

The Casey map partly shows the proposed Frankston area changes (771 extended to Langwarrin to replace 768, and new 778 Kananook - Carrum Downs via Seaford Industrial estates) which were initially due to commence in June, but have been postponed.

I suspect that printed versions of the above maps will be available in the near future, if not already.
The printed guides for Casey, Hobsons Bay, Hume & Moreland are now available at the Met Shop.

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The guide for the City of Manningham is now available at the MetShop.
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calembeena wrote:The guide for the City of Manningham is now available at the MetShop.
Calembeena
In addition to the Manningham guide (August 2009) the Met Shop now has the Whittlesea guide (August 2009) in stock.

These guides are not always available from the self service racks due to space limitations. It pays to ask one of the staff!

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Also, there have been ads in the Diamond Valley News alerting readers to the fact that the Banyule guides will be put in letterboxes in the next few weeks with a phone number to call if you don't get one in that time.

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The latest arrival at the Met Shop is for Nillumbik dated October 2009.

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A new City of Brimbank guide dated November 2009 is now in stock at the Met Shop.

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The guide for the Shire of Yarra Ranges dated September 2009 is now available at the Met Shop.

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New maps have appeared on the Metlink website for Maribyrnong (February 2010) & Moonee Valley (January 2010). Both have been updated to include Smartbus 903.

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In addition to the online map dated February 2010 the Met Shop has a new printed version of the Maribyrnong guide dated December 2009. If there is any difference between the two versions I can't see it.

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A Moonee Valley guide dated December 2009 is now available in print at the Met Shop.

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New versions dated April 2010 of the following local maps are now online at the Metlink website:

Banyule
Darebin
Greater Dandenong
Kingston
Monash
Moonee Valley
Moreland
Nillumbik
Whitehorse
Whittlesea
Wyndham

All except Wyndham have been updated to include new Smartbus 902 & its associated changes.
Thw Wyndham map is for the new network starting on 19 April & should be the first to appear in print.

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Mike M wrote:New versions dated April 2010 of the following local maps are now online at the Metlink website:

Banyule
Darebin
Greater Dandenong
Kingston
Monash
Moonee Valley
Moreland
Nillumbik
Whitehorse
Whittlesea
Wyndham

All except Wyndham have been updated to include new Smartbus 902 & its associated changes.
Thw Wyndham map is for the new network starting on 19 April & should be the first to appear in print.
I sighted two passengers on the 0642 Werribee to Flinders train this morning reading and discussing the Wyndham guide.
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The online Brimbank map has also been updated with 902, effective April 2010.

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RailwayBus wrote:I sighted two passengers on the 0642 Werribee to Flinders train this morning reading and discussing the Wyndham guide.
For those after a copy both Laverton & Werribee stations have stocks of the new Wyndham guide.

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Although not currently available on the Metlink website there is a new printed edition of the Frankston guide dated March 2010. I picked up a copy at the Met shop today.

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Mike M wrote:Although not currently available on the Metlink website there is a new printed edition of the Frankston guide dated March 2010. I picked up a copy at the Met shop today.
As well as maps for Stonnington and Bayside dated March 2010.
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March 2010 map for Glen Eira is now available at The Met shop.

Meanwhile, the following maps are now online (all dated April 2010):
Bayside
Frankston
Glen Eira
Manningham
Stonnington

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An updated map for Hume is now available online, (incorrectly) dated April 2010.

http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/asse ... _Shire.pdf

The map now includes Routes 535 & 902, as well as Coolaroo station. Route 500 has been updated on the Sunbury inset (no longer operates to Vic Uni).

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The good news:

The following maps have been updated online, all dated September 2010.

Melbourne
Port Phillip
Yarra

The bad news:

They will all be out of date again on 4 October as none of them show the new DART network of services. Unbelievable!

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Mike M wrote:The good news:

The following maps have been updated online, all dated September 2010.

Melbourne
Port Phillip
Yarra

The bad news:

They will all be out of date again on 4 October as none of them show the new DART network of services. Unbelievable!
Don't Metlink or BusVic proof read these??
I know these come to Metro trains for proof reading of train info.

You're right, this is unbelievable.
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Staff from both BusVic and Metlink spend countless hours checking these maps - I should know. :wink:

The bus network on these maps were finalised several months ago, with the plan to release them around April - not sure why it has taken so long for them to come online. I would be seriously concerned if printed versions have recently been ordered!

Work has commenced on updating a significant number of local area maps for 901 & DART, along with the various other changes occurring at present.

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