New high-frequency bus route for Perth
People wanting to travel between Morley, Perth and Perth and UWA will soon have access to the highest frequency bus route in Perth.
Transperth spokesman David Hynes said the 950 would start operating on Monday January 27.
“This new route replaces the existing routes 21 and 22 from Morley to Perth, and the 78 and 79 from Perth to UWA and the QEII Medical Centre,” he said.
“Importantly, the 950 will be far more frequent than the previous bus routes, operating every 3-4 minutes from Morley at peak and every 1-2 minutes from the city to UWA at peak.”
The 950 will operate on the following frequency;
Monday to Friday peak – every 1 to 4 minutes
Monday to Friday off peak– every 7 to 8 minutes
Saturdays during the day – every 10 minutes
Sundays during the day – every 10 minutes
Evenings will vary between 15 and 30 minutes.
Mr Hynes said the route would benefit all passengers, particularly university students and people visiting QEII.
“Previously there were a lot of passengers who travelled from the northern corridor into the city and then had to change on to another bus in the CBD to get out to UWA. Because this bus continues through the city, passengers can stay on board the one bus.
“In addition, the new route capitalises on existing bus priority lanes from Morley through to Inglewood and into the CBD,” Mr Hynes said.
The new 950, to be known as the SuperBus, is expected to carry about 15,000 passengers a day once the university semester has started.
Eight new buses will be dedicated to the route and it is intended to cover an additional 500,000 kilometres a year.
The new route will be supported by plans to develop bus priority infrastructure along strategic sections of the route.
“Bus priority infrastructure is critical to making sure that we can operate buses that are reliable for our passengers,” Mr Hynes said.
Passengers seeking more information should visit the Transperth website, www.transperth.wa.gov.au or call the InfoLine 13 62 13.
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