A BUS company is proposing to launch a private bus service for north coast suburbs by January.
West Coast Bus Charters operator Geoff Mead said they hoped to set up an “affordable” bus service from Two Rocks and Yanchep to the Perth CBD.
Mr Mead said it would travel via Alkimos, Butler, Mindarie and Wanneroo, costing $10 one-way or $17 for a return fare.
“We are expecting the service to take between one-and-a-quarter to one-and-a-half hours,” he said.
“Stops for this service will be allocated by the suburb, as you remove stops every 100m.
“We are embarking on this new service as the old way to travel is outdated – get on a bus, get dropped at the train station, then go to town.
“(That) may have been good 20 years ago.
“But the population has grown and therefore outgrown the service still being provided.
“This new service will remove issues with full trains and no seats and also create an easier commute to work and home each day.
“Passengers will be able to read the paper or listen to a local radio station on each bus.”
“With this once the service becomes more frequently used we will then look at providing a coach for each area if it’s used highly enough.”Mr Mead said that his family had been running buses since the late 1940s.
The business already has a Perth Seniors Travel Club, which runs tours for passengers over 45 years old.