Just as we were talking about a shuttle from Narre Warren, notices are up at the Frankston Station and onboard buses advising that Portsea are set to commence a daily express coach service from the Mornington Peninsula to the CBD from Monday 29/9. The notice is tilted "Peninsula Park+Ride" at the top, so I gather they expect most passengers will drive to the pick-up locations.
It commences at Rosebud West, departing Truemans Road & Point Nepean Road at 06:30. It stops at Boneo Road at 06:35, Dromana Information Centre at 06:45 and Moorooduc Hwy & Mornington Tyabb Road at 07:00.
It then runs express to Melbourne, with drop off points along Exhibition Street and Collins Street to Southern Cross Station.
The return trip departs Southern Cross Station (Bay 68) at 17:30, and runs the reverse of the morning service.
The fare is $25 return per daily, or $15 one way, with "Bookings Essential".
The notice mentions the various features of the coach, which indicate it will be of 5-star quality, such as onboard TV and restroom. A pic of #374 is included, so its probable this will be used on it.
There doesn't seem to be any mention of the service on the Grenda's website. I've uploaded a photo of the notice however.
Will be interesting to see if there is in fact a large enough market for such a service, and if passengers are willing to pay $125 a week for the privilege.