WA expands route service

A new route service will be rolled out as part of a $7 million annual spend to improve Perth’s bus network.

WA expands route service
An entirely new five-minute frequency bus service has been rolled out in Perth.

Western Australia (WA) transport minister Bill Marmion welcomed Transperth's latest high-frequency route, the 960, as it hit the road last month.

"New bus priority lanes and signalisation changes, as well as consolidating multiple bus routes into high-frequency services such as the 960 will provide a higher-frequency service," he says.

The 960 replaces Routes 885 and 888, and operates between Mirrabooka and Curtin via the new Perth Busport and Victoria Park Transfer Station, with a five-minute frequency between Curtin and Mount Lawley during peak periods.

"The 960 service was made possible by a $1.4 million new bus lane along Fitzgerald Street, and complements Route 970, another high-frequency that has been launched," Marmion says.

The Government has also invested in bus priority lanes on Mounts Bay Road ($3 million) and Beaufort Street ($7.7 million) in conjunction with local government ($6.5 million). Construction on the new Charles Street bus bridge and busway is also underway.

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