Bus Route 354 Reinstated By McGowan Government

Bus Route 354 Reinstated By McGowan Government

Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti

McGowan Government Reinstates Nollamara Bus Route

Victor P Taffa

  • Election commitment to bring back Route 354 now delivered
  • Modified Route 354 will be reinstated from Monday, August 6
  • Service will operate for an initial 12-month trial

354 northern suburbs bus route that was controversially scrapped under the previous government in 2016 is being reinstated from Monday, August 6.

“Public transport is all about providing services to the community which deliver convenient links to the areas they want to travel to.” Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti said.

“As promised at the election, we will be introducing a modified Route 354.”

Prior to winning the election, the McGowan Government promised to reinstate Route 354 which had connected northern suburban residents to important services for many decades.

Route 354 runs from Mirrabooka Bus Station via Nollamara Shopping Centre and Flinders Street to terminate at Dog Swamp Shopping Centre on Nangar Street. It is slightly modified from the previous Route 354, which instead travelled from Mirrabooka to the central business district.

Route 354 will provide Nollamara residents direct access to Flinders Street and nearby shopping centres from Monday (August 6).

Revised weekday service will offer 11 trips a day and will operate between 9 am and 3.30 pm.

Nollamara residents wanting to travel on weekends or outside of peak periods can continue to use Route 384, or transfer at Mirrabooka Bus Station.

“This is a big win for the local community who joined me in campaigning and petitioning to bring the service back when it was cut by the previous government.” Morley MLA Amber-Jade Sanderson said.

“I spoke to many of my local constituents who used the service to get to their medical appointments, shops and to visit friends and relatives. The loss of the service caused havoc for locals who relied on public transport to get around.”

Patronage on the bus service will be reviewed after 12 months of operation. Continued and well supported patronage is required for the service to become a permanent route.