The idea was proposed as a Wyndham Council Budget submission in 2018 and was also presented to the community through “Pick my Project” (A Victorian Government initiative) campaign.
Funding was secured after being voted by the community as one of the top popular projects in Western Metropolitan Melbourne.
The Wynbus team coordinated with multiple stakeholders in the community and identified community partners in the past year, and on Sunday the 25th of August they launched their trial.
More about the WYNBUS – Point Cook Trial
Peak hour services (6-9AM & 4-7PM on weekdays)
- As part of this trial for 6 weeks, WYNBUS is collaborating with 2 partner operators for running 4 shuttles (8-10 seaters) during peak hours from 6-9AM and 4-7PM.
- Based on a series of exhaustive surveys WYNBUS has identified the high demand spots (e.g. new estates without adequate PTV services coverage) for shuttle services from/to the train station.
- These high demand spots will be grouped into two bus routes which will be serviced by 2 shuttle buses on each route.
- Shuttles are bookable on the Xemo Mobile app with affordable fare
- This data and insights from the will be shared with PTV for similar On-demand services across Wyndham for new growth areas
Off Peak hour services (9.30AM-3.30PM on weekdays and 9AM-5PM on weekends)
- As part of this trial for 6 weeks, WYNBUS is collaborating with a mobility-aid enabled shuttle operator for operating on all days during the week (9.30AM-3.30PM on weekdays and 9AM-5PM on weekends).
- Members can book the shuttle service from their house in Point Cook to key locations in Point Cook (e.g. Shopping, Community Centres & Medical Centres) with affordable fare –
- This Off-Peak Service is targeted at members of the community (e.g. members requiring wheelchair access, elderly, young parents) who do not have access to cars or buses to reach their preferred destination for services (which are not time-critical and flexible with the schedule)
- The data from the trial will be used for advocating more similar On-Demand Shuttle services across Wyndham.