Box Hill bus terminus, Melbourne


Box Hill bus terminus, Melbourne

The Box Hill bus terminus is a bus terminus located on the rooftop of Box Hill Central (also known as Centro Box Hill) shopping centre near the corner of Whitehorse Road and Station Street. It has connecting services with Tram and Train. To tram is only a 2-3 minute walk and to train is only a few minutes. Box Hill bus terminus is not a commonly used name for the bus terminus, however, there is an outdated sign that reads 'Box Hill Bus Station' on a section of wall, however, it is in the old PTC's green colour.

Facilities

Box Hill bus terminus does not have many facilities but was recently upgraded. The terminus was upgraded with better lighting, better timetable information and new clearer and easier to read Metlink signage (orange coloured posts) were erected. Most facilities however are downstairs inside Centro Box Hill. On the bus terminus, each bay has a timetable affixed to the wall with a route map and a bay number sign. Near the entrance to Box Hill Central (near Bay 1 and 2) there is a small kiosk which sells confectionery and a limited range of hot food. This kiosk is not usually open on weekends. The terminus has 14 bus bays serving 20 bus routes.

Table with services on Weekdays, Saturday and Sunday

648 buses come in on most weekdays (some routes do not run at Box Hill Central because they start at a nearby school) , 321 on Saturday, and 138 on Sunday. The terminus has many waiting benches for passengers as well as a newsagency and toilets located in downstairs.

Calls for upgrade

In November 2006, the local newspaper of the area published an article stating that the terminus needs some upgrades. The article states that the terminus is flocked which diesel engine fumes and is also very loud and never quiet (besides at night) and there have been many calls for upgrade from the general public including this and also to have better connections to tram and train as buses operate after 5pm which by that time, most shops would have closed and going down the escalator and into the train station is sometimes dangerous at late night, especially when changing to tram as the tram is outside and is a walk down the shops.

Connecting Services

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Box Hill bus terminus has connecting services with Trains and Trams. They are very close and can be walked. The area is serviced by Train on the Belgrave and Lilydale line and has frequent services to the city during peak hours. There is only one tram route which comes every so 10 to 15 minutes. The tram route is a 109 service to Port Melbourne. Usually, low floor trams operate on the route.

External links

* [http://www.centroboxhill.com.au Centro Box Hill (Shopping Centre)]


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