All aboard the new SuperBus

A map of the route bus 950 will take between Morley Bus Station, Perth CBD and QEII Medical Centre.
A map of the route bus 950 will take between Morley Bus Station, Perth CBD and QEII Medical Centre.

Route 950 starts at the end of the month, which will be the highest frequency bus service in Perth, replacing four current routes.

The new bus has been labelled as ‘SuperBus’ by the Public Transport Authority.

During peak hours, the buses will run every one to four minutes, with services running between seven and eight minutes during weekdays, and every 10 minutes on weekends.

Routes 21, 22, 78 and 79 will be stopped, with the new service running from Morley Bus Station, along Beaufort Street, stopping at the Esplanade Busport and along Stirling Highway to QEII.

Route 68 will no longer deviate via St David’s Retirement Centre and the 348 will run between Morley Bus Station and Bayswater.

Transperth spokesman David Hynes said services between Esplanade Busport and UWA would run every one to two minutes during peak student travel periods to cater for demand between the city and the university.

‘Previously, there were a lot of passengers who travelled from the northern corridor into the city and then had to change onto another bus in the CBD to get out to UWA,’ he said. ‘Because this bus continues through the city, passengers can stay on board the one bus.

‘In addition, the new route capitalises on existing bus priority lanes.’

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