$217M busport for WA


A new ‘busport’ will open soon in Perth as part of the Perth City Link project

$217M busport for WA
WA transport minister Dean Nalder says the busport was planned to accommodate the increasing transport needs of Perth’s future

In the week approaching its opening, the Perth Busport is being hailed as the ‘jewel in the crown’ by WA premier Colin Barnett.

The $217 million project is the latest transport development for Perth in the City Link project, which also covered the Fremantle line sinking in 2013 and the Wellington Street Bus Station demolition in 2014.

"The landmark underground Perth Busport, with its airport-style interior and dynamic stand management system, will significantly benefit the millions of commuters who use our city's integrated transport system each year," says Barnett.

"This project is transforming public transport across the metropolitan area, as well as the CBD landscape, by reconnecting the inner city with Northbridge for the first time in 100 years."

The WA Government Twitter account uploaded a visual comparison of bus travel changes through the years in Perth.

WA transport minister Dean Nalder says the busport was planned to accommodate the increasing transport needs of Perth’s future.

"In the 2014-15 financial year, there were more than 84 million boardings on Transperth buses, the largest of any mode of public transport," Nalder says.

"Each week day, about 1,400 buses will travel through the facility and there will be about 28,000 passenger movements, which is expected to increase to 38,500 by 2031.

"The state-of-the-art facility will enable 50 per cent more buses to use it than the old Wellington Street facility."

The busport will be open for public viewing on Saturday July 16th before services commence on the 17th.

Services running though Roe Street Station will be redirected to Perth Busport.

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