Getting Around

Bus:

The 575 bus route travels between Harvest Home Road and Epping station every 30-45 minutes between 6 AM and 8 PM Weekdays.  The route continues on to Thomastown Station before turning around and reversing the route.

Map: Metlink Melbourne Web Site

Timetable:  http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/route/view/2348

Fares: Use your Myki card.

Train:

Epping is on the South Morang train line.  Trains depart Epping station Citybound every 20 – 30 minutes between 4:30AM and midnight.

Timetable: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/5

Fares: Use your Myki card.

Taxis:

You can call to book a taxi as follows:

Yellowtop Taxis: 132 227  (13 CABS)

Silvertop Taxis: 131 008

Phone booking fees usually apply and be aware that if you are in a newer area of the estate your street may not be in the Taxi companies’ mapping system.

Public Transport Corridor:

The easement running north-south between Dappleshade Avenue and Brunswick Drive was originally set aside for a train line, splitting off from the Epping line at Lalor, continuing past Epping Plaza and then north through Aurora.

The previous and current state government have placed any plans for this line on hold as they focus on the extension of the Epping line towards South Morang.  The Melbourne 2030 transport plan does not include a spur line from Lalor to Epping North.

There have been some suggestions that the transport corridor could be used as a dedicated busway however neither Council or the public transport operators have made any commitments of this nature.

The easement has now been landscaped with a shared bike-pedestrian pathway, exercise equipment and grassy areas for residents to enjoy.

M31 Sydney Road / Hume Freeway:

The closest on-ramps to the Hume freeway are either Cooper St Epping or Craigieburn Road Epping North.

O’Hern’s Road is earmarked in the Victorian Government 2030 transport plan as an on-ramp for the Hume freeway.  There is currently planning in place however project progression stalled due to a heritage protection application relating to some artefacts in the area of compulsory acquisition near the freeway and more recently a lack of government funding at a State and Federal Level.  You can find out more about what the ACA are doing to get this project happening by going to the Transport Working Group page on this website.

Whittlesea Leader

The E6 outer ring road:

The E6 transport corridor is proposed as the first stage of an ‘outer ring road’.  The E6 would link the Hume Freeway at Kalkallo (just north of Donnybrook Road) with the M1 (Princes Freeway) at Werribee.

The project is currently in the planning stage.

Vicroads E6 project web site