Bus stop to be demolished

Buses using the Wellington Street Bus Station, Perth, will stop earlier until a temporary station is built

Bus stop to be demolished

The process to start the demolition of the Wellington Street Bus Station, Perth, has begun and buses will eventually be stopping at a site as close as possible to the closed station.

Seven bus routes and a number of school specials will no longer continue onto WSBS after stopping at the Esplanade Busport.

A temporary bus station will be built in a few months and the buses will be restored to their normal routes.

On January 12, the remaining 75 per cent of services operating in and out of WSBS will be moved to a temporary bus station already built on the Roe Street side of the Perth City Link site.

Transperth spokesman David Hynes says this is the first of a number of changes to bus movements in Perth.

"This temporary bus station will be in use for about two and a half years while WSBS is demolished and the new underground Perth Busport built in its place."

Last month the company launched an extensive awareness campaign about the changes including 15,000 flyers, dozens of posters and staff out on the ground to discuss changes with passengers.

"A lot of work has gone into making sure the temporary bus station is as comfortable as possible for passengers. It will be monitored by CCTV and there will be shelter for passengers," says Hynes.

In addition to the service disruptions around the WSBS works, a number of Perth bus services are also changing to accommodate the changes to CBD roads, both temporary and permanent. 

The new underground Perth Busport will be completed in 2016, at which time all services will be transferred from the temporary locations into the new permanent facility.

The routes affected are 30, 31, 34, 213, 220, 881 and 940.

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