Richard Court

Richard Court

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    New park and ride bus service at Gateways Shopping Centre in Success

    21/03/1999 10:30 AM
     
    21/3/99

    Public transport in the Perth’s southern suburbs has received another boost today with the introduction of a new bus service operating from a park-and-ride facility at the new Gateways Shopping Centre in Success.

    Premier Richard Court said the route 183 service would travel to Perth from the shopping centre via the Kwinana Freeway and Murdoch Park'n'Ride.

    "The new route will provide people in surrounding areas with a direct service to Perth," Mr Court said.

    “Public transport services in the area will be further boosted under the State Government’s recently released plan for the South West Metropolitan Railway, which would see the high speed train service stopping at the Thomsons Lake Transit Station which will combine a rail platform and facilities with the bus station and car parking.”

    Mr Court said that route 183 would run at 15 minute intervals in the morning peak time and every 20 minutes in the afternoon peak.

    "It will be one of five bus routes that have the new bus station as their terminus," he said.

    Mr Court said routes 140, 190 and 196 - to Fremantle, Perth and Booragoon respectively - which currently had their terminus in Waters Avenue, Atwell, would now start and end at the Gateways Shopping Centre.

    A route 199 bus service would provide a connection between Waters Avenue and the shopping centre.

    Some route 184 and 185 services would be replaced with the new 183 service and route 185 timings would be altered to provide even departures.

    Route 880 services and the 5.42am service from Canning Vale to Perth would no longer divert via Murdoch Park'n'Ride.

    Anyone seeking more information should call the Transperth InfoLine 13 62 13 or contact the www.transperth.wa.gov.au internet site.

    Media contact: Casey Cahill 9222 9475