Hmmm, the 901 from Blackburn turns right into Wantirna Road, loops around the back of the station, left into Warrandyte road, left into Maroondah Hwy, past the front of the station before left again (just before Wantirna Road) and around to the bays. Talk about loop the loop!
So would the 742, if Ventura were to pull their finger from their asre and terminate it at Ringwood station instead of plonking the bus in the busiest section of Ringwood Street (even if they do park the bus elsewhere out of service, it's still not the best place to have a terminus).
The 901 from Knox will do the same thing, up Station Street, around the corner and back to the highway, pass the exit which was formerly the entry, go all the way to the other end, then finally up to the station! Then, on departure, all the way back to the exit near Warrandyte Rd and all the way back again! This new design is nothing but a waste of time, it doesn't help one bus whatsoever - the 670 now has to find a new way to turn right from the station and head towards Lilydale, probably following the 679, 367 (380) and 901 around Station Street in a complete circle.
Likewise, the 679 will now have a funny little spiral going on to rival its own loop-de-loop at Mount Evelyn: out of Bedford Rd, down Warrandyte Rd, under the bridge, over to the clocktower entry, into the bus bay, back to Warrandyte Rd, right to Maroondah Highway, left to Wantirna Rd, left to Station Street and back to Bedford Rd again!
I'm sure it's going to be reverted back to clockwise quick smart. How about letting the PSOs take number plates of offending vehicles instead of this ridiculous roundabout way? Every car is on CCTV anyway, and every taxi, and every police car too (despite not being an emergency 99% of the time, just a hello to the PSOs/AOs/station master on platform 3 and then head off two minutes later). I'm sure some moron will still find the station exit, think it's still the bus entry, race up there and cause a near head-on with a bus, all in order to drop off their cotton wool kids ten feet from the station.