New bus service as Perth Butler Station opens

A feeder bus service will be established in Western Australia with the opening of a new rail station

New feeder bus services will be established when the first passenger trains will leave Perth’s new Butler Station on September 21, 2014.

The project was initially due to cost $241million but will be delivered three months ahead of schedule and about $20million under budget.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder says the station will provide an important service to residents of the ‘booming’ northern suburb, and will take pressure off existing facilities at Clarkson Station and the Mitchell Freeway.

Butler Station is connected to a number of feeder bus services and a 930-bay car park.

New bus service 491 (catering to Two Rocks and Yanchep residents) will be introduced, and existing routes 480, 482, 483, 484 and 490 will be diverted to service Butler Station.

Nalder says the 7.5 kilometre rail extension, north from Clarkson on the Joondalup Line, will provide a vital link to the growing community in Butler.

"I’m very proud to announce that the extension will be open ahead of schedule, in time for the school holidays and the IGA Perth Royal Show," he says.

"We expect about 2,000 people a day will use the station to commute to work in the city, Joondalup or even Mandurah."

Nalder says the community is already starting to see new development at Butler as the suburb expands around the station.

"Local shopping centres and other infrastructure will soon pop up too - the station will be in the very heart of the community."

Before the station is opened, Transperth will conduct extensive testing and driver training.

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