Premier Barnett Officially Opens Perth Busport

Premier Barnett Officially Opens Perth Busport

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett

Western Australia Minister for Transport Dean Nalder

World-Class Busport Transforms Public Transport

Victor P Taffa

  • $217 Million Perth Busport officially opened today, operational from Sunday, July 17
  • Busport offers new level of passenger comfort and dynamic stand management system

The official opening of the $217 Million Perth Busport is the latest significant milestone in the Liberal National Government’s delivery of transformational transport projects in Western Australia.

Premier Colin Barnett said the world-class asset, which would start operating on Sunday, July, 17, would revolutionise Perth’s transport network.

“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.” Premier Barnett said.

“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 Premier said the busport was the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the State Government’s innovative Perth City Link project, which started with the sinking of the Fremantle Line in 2013 and demolition of the Wellington Street Bus Station in 2014.

“It continues to evolve and transform Perth’s CBD.” Premier Barnett said.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the Perth Busport was designed and built to manage Perth’s public transport demands for at least the next 30 years and beyond.

“In the 2014-15 financial year, there were more than 84 Million boardings on Transperth buses, the largest of any mode of public transport.” Mr. Nalder said.

“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 % more buses to use it than the old Wellington Street facility.”

Perth Busport features two bus entrances, from Milligan Street near the Perth Arena and Wellington Street, as well as three passenger entry and exit points from ground level at Yagan Square and Queen and King streets.

 

WA Minister for Transport Dean Nalder

WA Minister for Transport Dean Nalder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All services from Roe Street Bus Station will move to Perth Busport on July 17, 2016.

A public open day will be held this Saturday, July 16 from 12 pm to 3 pm.

Fact File

  • By 2031, more than 200 buses per hour will use Perth Busport, which is 210 m long and 45 m wide and located underground near Wellington Street in Perth’s CBD