September 2, 2014
Xueting Luo, Monash College News
The majority of the residents are facing lots of difficulties to go shopping on Sundays in Melbourne due to the extreme lack of buses.
Pictured taken by Xueting Luo
As for the extreme transportation issue , Daniel Bowen, president of PTUA( Public Transport Users Association), who indicated that the bus services related to the major destinations such as Chadstone as the famous shopping mall of Melbourne, which is sometimes inactive and lazy, especially on Sundays, the most popular shopping days.
In particular, the good frequency of arrival is every 30 minutes and the bad situations can reach every one hour, as the timetable shows.
“On Sunday there are only about 20% of the buses actually run.” Professor Graham Currie from Monash University’s Institute of Transport Studied said.
Compared with other kinds of transportation like trains and trams, bus routes spread denser and wider in Melbourne, as Bowen said, “so many areas in Melbourne only have buses, they do not have trains and trams, probably never have train and trams.”
Melbourne Bus Routes
It should be mentioned that the government must accept the responsibility of improvements of the buses services for making the lives of local residents more convenient.