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Our fleet

Our fleet is modern, clean and designed with comfort and safety in mind

Take a moment to learn more about our public transport fleet.

Transperth's bus, train and ferry fleet


Transperth bus

Since 1999, Transperth had focussed on replacing its bus fleet with modern, low-entry, fully wheelchair-accessible buses. These buses are a combination of Mercedes and Volvo natural gas and low sulphur (0.05 per cent) diesel-powered vehicles which produce fewer emissions per kilowatt than the average family car.

In 2010, Transperth introduced Euro 5 compliant Australian emission standard buses into the fleet. More recently, Transperth has taken delivery of Euro 6 emission standard buses which deliver even greater environmental performance by reducing fuel consumption, engine emissions as well as noise levels while maintaining high power output and torque.


There are two types of trains operating on the Transperth system: A-series and B-series trains.

The trains are maintained, cleaned and stowed at depots in Claisebrook, Mandurah and Nowergup.

Transperth A-Series railcar


The A-series was Perth’s first electric passenger train. It was introduced when the system was electrified in 1992.

An A-series train consists of two connected carriages. The train can be coupled as two or four-car sets. There are 48 two-car A-series trains in the Transperth fleet.

The top speed of the A-series is 110kmh.

Transperth B-Series railcar


The B-series trains were first introduced into service in 2004.

A B-series train consists of three connected carriages which can be coupled as three or six-car sets.

Thirty-one three-car B-series trains were introduced to the Transperth fleet as part of the Mandurah Line expansion between 2004 and 2006. Since then a further 47 three-car B-series trains have been added to the network, taking the total B-series fleet to 78 sets (234 railcars). The final ten of these sets, the last of which went into service in June 2019, were acquired specifically for Airport Line operations.

The top speed of the B-series is 130kmh.


Transperth's ferry service is contracted to Captain Cook Cruises. The ferry services operate on the Swan River between the Elizabeth Quay jetty in Perth and the Mends Street jetty in South Perth. Transperth owns two ferries: 
Transperth ferry

MV Shelley Taylor-Smith
The MV Shelley Taylor-Smith was built in 1997, and it is licensed to carry 148 passengers. It was the first ferry designed with access for wheelchairs and is fully accessible for people with disabilities.

MV Phillip Pendal
The MV Phillip Pendal was introduced into service in 2009 and is identical to its sister vessel the MV Shelley Taylor-Smith.

MV Tricia
The MV Tricia was introduced into service in 2020. 

Transwa's regional road coach and train fleet

Road coaches

Transwa road coach

The Transwa road coach service links 240 locations throughout regional Western Australia.

Transwa recently upgraded its fleet taking delivery of the last coach in January 2017. The new fleet of 23 5-star diesel road coaches feature a Volvo chassis and engine, with bodies built in Brazil by Irizar.
They include comfortable seating designed for long-distance travel, air conditioning, individual sound system controls for the entertainment system, USB charging points, a wheelchair lift and restroom facilities.

The coaches also meet Euro 5 emission standard and are more environmentally friendly than earlier fleets.


Transwa has four trains providing services within regional Western Australia:
Australind train

The current narrow-gauge diesel Australind train was introduced into service in 1987. It provides a twice daily return service between Perth and Bunbury.

The railcars have undergone a refurbishment program including upgrades to the toilets, carpets, lighting and external visibility, and improvements to traction and car power supply systems. The accessible service offers passengers a snack and beverage buffet and restroom facilities.

Prospector train

In June 2004, the current standard-gauge Prospector train was introduced into service. The train consists of two two-cars and a three-car set and operates nine return services between East Perth and Kalgoorlie weekly.

The Prospector features diesel high-speed passenger train technology with reduced noise levels and superior levels of passenger comfort. The accessible train offers passengers a personalised on-demand entertainment system, a buffet service and restroom facilities.

Avonlink Merredinlink train

AvonLink and MerredinLink
The AvonLink train (a single two-car set) has performance capabilities similar to the Prospector, and nearly trebles the seating capacity of the previous service.

The current standard-gauge AvonLink train started service in August 2005, and operates five return service to Northam each week (except public holidays).

The MerredinLink operates three return services to Merredin each week. The service is accessible and has restroom facilities.







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We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and to Elders past, present and emerging; and commit to building a brighter future together.

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