Temporary bus station to open January 12
Bus passengers will be relocated to a temporary bus station from January 12 so work can begin to sink the new underground Perth Busport.
Transperth spokesman David Hynes said 75 per cent of bus services from the existing Wellington Street Bus Station (WSBS) would move to a new temporary facility on the Roe Street side of the Perth City Link site.
“The temporary bus station will be in use for about two and a half years while WSBS is demolished and the new underground Perth Busport built in its place,” he said.
He said Transperth had today started handing out flyers as part of an extensive awareness campaign to advise passengers about the changes.
“Some time ago we began communicating with schools and other stakeholders about the changes. What we are doing now is going out to the general community and making sure they have a map and an idea about where they should go to catch their bus on January 12.
“A lot of work has gone into making sure the temporary bus station is as comfortable for passengers as possible - it will be monitored by CCTV and there will be shelter for passengers.”
The remaining 25 per cent of buses (Routes 30, 31, 34, 213, 220, 881 and 940) will stop at the Esplanade Busport from Sunday, January 5 until a second temporary bus station is built on Wellington Street.
“It’s really important that passengers make sure they are across the changes in bus arrival and departure points over the next few months,” Mr Hynes said.
“As always, we will have staff out in force signage up to direct passengers; and our InfoLine is ready to take passenger enquiries. The website also features really important information for passengers to take on board.
The new underground Perth Busport will be completed in 2016, at which time all services will be transferred from the temporary locations into the new permanent facility.