Smekels wrote:Still OT, but my 2 cents on the Sunbury - Melbourne Airport service
I would retain the route from Moonee Ponds Bus interchange to Sunbury (ala 479), with the following changes:
* Replace the 467 Aberfelide route; Starting from the M.P. bus interchange, the bus would travel Hall St, Everage St, Homer St, Margaret St, Holmes Rd, Waverley St, Alma St & Tilba St to the current 467 terminus.
[The route from Airport West to Sunbury would stay the same.
*Makes the southern section of the route more relevant
*Provides a link from Aberfeldie to Niddrie and beyond
*Sunbury to Broadmeadows customers would have to change vehicles at the Airport
*Crossing the train line at Moonee Ponds would be a pain in the a$$, much like Essendon and the 903 (but not a deal-breaker)
Perhaps not the ideal solution, but maybe something worth looking at...
467 : From Junction interchange, Mount Road to Park St then Mantell, Ardmillan to Norwood,Sydenham, then continue present route maybe easier than the 'laneways' around M/P Central.
478/9 : From Junction interchange, Mount Rd then left loop into Russell/Buckley/Mount Rd continue up Bulla Road to DFO loop, Tulla Fwy to Airport West. This would ease congestion at Essendon Station and eliminate delays along Keilor Road ; PLUS provide a new westside connection to/from DFO.