City of Darebin
Suburbs that form part of the CIty of Darebin municipality in northern Melbourne include Kingsbury, Northcote, Preston, Reservoir and Thornbury, along with parts of Alphington, Coburg, Coburg North, Fairfield and Macleod.
Following the launch of the Metlink brand across Melbourne in 2004, pocket-sized guides with multi-modal network maps were distributed to households around Melbourne. 31 different editions are available, one for each municipality. The maps often include suburbs adjoining municipal boundaries.
Each map is drawn by the experts at Melway. The original versions had all bus services colour-coded orange, which made it difficult to read for areas with numerous overlapping bus services, such as Manningham or Greater Dandenong. These were reissued again in June 2005, correcting various errors in the original versions.
In September 2007 the first maps were sighted in a new full-colour format, making the bus network much easier to decipher. These maps would gradually appear for most municipalities over the next couple of years, with the map for Mornington Peninsula Shire finally coming online in April 2011. PTV have continued to issue these maps since the April 2012 rebrand.
These maps effectively superseded the former fold-out Melbourne-wide Public Transport Map, however printed editions have not been issued since 2011, other than in brochures for major network changes. A new-style printed format has since been seen for the “Melbourne By Bus” marketing campaign.
Below we have uploaded various editions issued for City of Darebin, however we stress this is not a complete set by any means. Where possible, we have noted the reason(s) for the updated map.
Darebin – July 2016 (PDF)
Introduction of new Plenty Valley Bus Network