Transperth bus drivers continue to strike

Joondalup Bus Depot.
Joondalup Bus Depot.

TRANSPERTH bus drivers have continued to strike this week.

The industrial action was planned for Tuesday to Friday.

However, the action planned for Tuesday afternoon was cancelled.

Transperth advised additional work stoppages would be planned for Wednesday to Friday, from 5am to 9am each morning and 4pm to 8pm each afternoon.

One commuter contacted Community News on Wednesday evening to confirm the strike had affected buses using Joondalup station “leaving passengers stranded and angry”.

Transperth issued another update this morning to advise this morning’s action had also been cancelled but the work stoppage from 4pm to 8pm this afternoon was still planned to go ahead, as is tomorrow’s action.

Though Transperth has advised which routes could be affected during this time, it has stated it “cannot confirm which trips will run and which may be cancelled”

“However, it is important to note the protected industrial action only relates to a limited number of bus drivers operating out of the Rockingham, Mandurah, Fremantle and Joondalup areas as well as the Perth CAT,” it said in its alert.

“Services operated by Path Transit and Swan Transit remain unaffected, as are school services and those suburban bus services that deviate to schools.”

Routes that may be affected:

Northern suburbs:

352, 354, 365, 370, 372, 384, 385, 386, 389, 390, 391, 450, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 467, 468, 469, 470, 471, 473, 474, 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 490, 491 and 970

Southern suburbs:

111, 114, 115, 148, 150, 158, 160, 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 520, 522, 525, 526, 530, 531, 532, 534, 535, 536, 540, 541, 542, 543, 548, 549, 550, 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 558, 559, 560, 561, 562, 563, 564, 565, 566, 567, 568, 584, 586, 587, 588, 589, 591, 592, 593, 594, 597, 598, 600, 604, 605 and 910

Perth CAT

Blue CAT is not expected to run during this time.

Green CAT is expected to run less frequently.

Yellow and Red CATs will operate, with minimal disruption.