Ellenbrook residents can catch bus to Whitfords starting this month

ELLENBROOK residents will have access to a new east-west bus service to Whitfords from this month after an announcement by Transport Minister Rita Saffioti last Wednesday.

The bus service, which will start on August 28, is set to cut public transport times between Ellenbrook and Joondalup and Wangara by half.

The Route 355 service will provide Ellenbrook residents with direct access to the train line, an alternative route to the CBD and link them to 18 bus services at Whitfords station.

Ms Saffioti said currently the bus trip to Joondalup took 94 minutes, but the new service would take 44 minutes.