Mirrabooka-Curtin bus link: high-frequency route to open this year

Mirrabooka-Curtin bus link: high-frequency route to open this year

CURTIN and Edith Cowan University students in Perth’s eastern suburbs will soon find it a whole lot easier to get to class.

The State Government has announced a new high-frequency bus route, covering both Curtin’s Bentley campus and ECU in Mount Lawley, starting later this year.

The $7 million project was announced at Curtin University Bus Station on Friday morning.

The 960 will replace Routes 885 and 888 and will operate an all-stop service between Mirrabooka and Curtin via Alexander Drive, the new Perth Busport (to open mid-year) and Victoria Park Transfer Station.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the new service would build on the success of Transperth’s busiest bus route, 950.

“When Route 950 was introduced in January 2014, it took less than a month for it to become Transperth’s most successful bus route ever – it currently averages about 18,000 boardings a day,” Mr Nalder said.

“By consolidating existing bus routes into one high-frequency service, we’re able to provide even better, more efficient services to Transperth passengers.”

The service will run every five minutes between Curtin and ECU at peak times.

The investment will see 20 new buses added to Transperth’s fleet, with each having Euro 6 environmental certification.