Passengers wait for Merton bus stop
Merton residents continue to wait for the promised upgrade to the Merton bus stop on Maroondah Highway.
It has been four months since the Minister for Public Transport said works would occur yet to date, the bus stop remains just as unsafe for commuters.
State Liberal Member for Eildon, Cindy McLeish, again called on the Minister in Parliament for an update as to when the proposed works to the Merton bus stop will begin.
Speaking in Parliament, Ms McLeish said, “On 26 October 2022, (the Minister) advised in response to my request that “in the coming months, DoT will upgrade the requested bus stop”. This would include lighting and if required a solar sensor light at the bus stop would be installed.
“It has been four months and no works have commenced. The bus stop area is still unsafe for commuters and needs to be upgraded. It won’t be long before it’s dark in the morning and evenings which pose additional risks.”
Currently, the bus stop remains inadequate for travellers. Passengers are forced to wait for the bus on the road shoulder, without cover and next to a large ditch, which fills with water after heavy rain and overgrown grass during the warmer seasons.
Ms McLeish continues, “As the only bus route in Merton, it is important to ensure these upgrades are made as a matter of priority.”
“The community are eager to see this bus stop upgraded and what to know what the hold up is and when works it will occur,” Ms McLeish concludes.