VIDEO: Perth Busport

Walk-through video brings $209m Perth Busport to life before it opens early next year

A new animated video shows just how impressive the new Perth Busport will be, complete with an Airport-style underground lounge.

The Busport incorporates the latest technology that means it will operate much like an airport and modernise Perth's bus network.

Western Australia acting transport minister Bill Marmion says the video shows how new technology is making transport smarter and is confident the facility will be a huge step forward for public transport in Perth.

"This smart transport project will offer passengers the very best in terms of comfort, technology and integration, right here on our city's doorstep," he says.

"The animation shows just how advanced the underground Perth Busport will be, with an airport-style lounge and a system which will advise passengers at least two minutes before their bus departs."


Passengers will be able to find their bus by checking one of the 116 digital display screens. 

Particular bus routes depart from a designated area in the busport, so after catching the bus there once, it becomes intuitive.

A new management system allows 50 per cent more buses to use the Perth Busport than the old bus station and is designed to meet demand for the next 30 years and beyond.

Construction of the bus tunnel entrances at Kings Street, Queen Street and Yagan Square is almost finished and the overall structure is now 75 per cent complete.

Marmion says new real-time tracking software for Transperth's fleet of more than 1,400 buses is in development and will tie in nicely with the opening of the facility.

"This government is investing in high-quality technologies to make our public transport system even more viable, sustainable and practical for Perth commuters."

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