Nollamara: Scrapped bus route 354 to return

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti and Morley MLA Amber-Jade Sanderson.
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti and Morley MLA Amber-Jade Sanderson.

NOLLAMARA residents will regain direct access to Flinders Street and shopping centres, with the scrapped bus route 354 being reinstated from August 6.

The route was cut by the previous government in October 2016.

Before winning the election, WA Labor promised to bring the route back to residents who travel from Ravenswood Drive, Flinders Street, Ilumba Road, Carcoola Street, Sylvia Street, Nollamara Avenue and Nangar Street.

The route runs from Mirrabooka Bus Station via Nollamara Shopping Centre and Flinders Street and ended at Dog Swamp Shopping Centre on Nangar Street.

It is slightly modified from the previous route, which travelled from Mirrabooka to the CBD.

The revised weekday service will offer 11 trips a day and will operate between 9am and 3.30pm, as part of an initial 12-month trial.

Residents wanting to travel on weekends or outside of peak hours can continue to use the route or transfer at Mirrabooka Bus Station.

Transport Minister Rita Saffitoti urged all Nollamara residents to embrace this service to ensure it remained viable for the long term.

Morley MLA Amber-Jade Sanderson said it was a “big win” for the community who campaigned and petitioned to bring the service back.

“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,” she said.

“The loss of the service caused havoc for locals who relied on public transport to get around.

“The bus is a great way to save money on parking and petrol.”

Visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au/timetables to view the new timetable.