PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Perth / Western Australia Transport Discussion

Moderators: perthbus, Mr OC Benz

User avatar
Bus Suggestions
Posts: 483
Joined: Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:05 am
Favourite Vehicle: Something with a ZF Ecomat
Location: The West
Contact:

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by Bus Suggestions »

Don't know which timetable 281 will be appearing on, TP hasn't had the online timetables updated yet. Yes, if a route is not numbered in the 7XX (or 6XX for that matter) range, it is just about certain to get a printed TT.
[Insert Signature]

shinjiman
Posts: 277
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:22 am

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by shinjiman »

Just saw from the Transperth timetables site, there's time and route changes on 22 March 2020 and 5 April 2020. (Note: the 5 April changes had been postponed until further notice, so it will be the same timetable until Transperth announces)

From 22 March 2020
  • Routes 178, 179: The timed stop point is changed from near Armstrong Road to near Manning Road, and no time changes are made
From 5 April 2020
  • Route 512 and 514 to Murdoch is to be changed using the Murdoch Drive (Roe Highway northbound) on ramp, no time changes are made
  • Trip reduction for routes 334, 336 and 337
  • Minor time changes for routes 335, 353 and 355
  • Additional trip for route 355 to Whitfords on weekdays
  • Additional trips for route 955 on weekdays, several trips are extending from Bassendean to Morley for the full route, also have earlier starting times and later ending time for weekends as well
Transperth website wrote: Routes 334, 335, 336, 337, 353, 355 and 955 - Service Changes

Sun 05 Apr

From Sunday 5 April services in the Ellenbrook area will undergo changes as follows:
  • Routes 334, 336 and 337 will undergo time changes and run fewer services due to poor patronage.
  • Routes 335, 353 and 355 will undergo time changes.
  • Route 955 will undergo time changes with additional services running between Bassendean Station and Morley Bus Station.
Transperth website wrote: Routes 512 and 514 - Route Changes

Mon 06 Apr

From early April, routes 512 and 514 will undergo a route change in Murdoch due to the completion of the Murdoch Dr/Roe Hwy connection.

This change is likely to occur on Monday 6 April, however, it is dependent on the road works in the area being complete.

This change will primarily affect passengers travelling to and from Murdoch Pines Estate or Lakeside Recreation Centre.

View the maps to see where these services will run.

Route 512 map

Route 514 map

The following stops will be affected as part of this change:
  • Stop 20388 (Farrington Rd before Murdoch Dr) will no longer be served.
The nearest alternative stop is Stop 27950 on (Murdoch Dr before Farrington Rd)
  • Stop 28058 (Farrington Rd before Murdoch Dr) will move approximately 100m towards Baker Ct[/lust]
Timetables updated:
  • Bus Timetable 9
  • Bus Timetable 37
  • Bus Timetable 98, 99, 100, 101
    Bus Timetable 116
Last edited by shinjiman on Thu May 07, 2020 2:56 am, edited 8 times in total.

Merc1107
Posts: 727
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:38 am
Favourite Vehicle: High Floor Buses
Location: Perth

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by Merc1107 »

And there will be an additional 374 in the afternoon from Mercy Coll. to Landsdale Farm from Monday 23rd March.
Bus Suggestions wrote:Don't know which timetable 281 will be appearing on, TP hasn't had the online timetables updated yet.
The 282/283 timetable hasn't even been updated to reflect the removal of one trip. I wonder if the date on the website is wrong and the 741 is still operating for now?

Enviro 500
Posts: 98
Joined: Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:42 am
Favourite Vehicle: Scania N113CRB
Location: WA 6000
Contact:

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by Enviro 500 »

Does this mean Roe 8 opens as of next month?

User avatar
TP1462
Posts: 1006
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:43 am
Favourite Vehicle: B7RLE, OC500LE, 0305, B10M.

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by TP1462 »

Enviro 500 wrote:Does this mean Roe 8 opens as of next month?
More like Roe 7.5 ideally it should be Roe 8 unfortunately politics and a vocal minority of protesters got in the way of progress. You can’t access Roe highway from Farrington road or Bibra Drive just more rat running through Karel Ave. I recently drove through Murdoch and it’s a complete disaster, the 3 point traffic controlled roundabout at Bibra Drive won’t achieve much. I’m on the fence about how well the high street upgrade will relieve things and there’s been no talk of the outer harbour at all period. $100 million for a road project that won’t fix congestion or make any real improvements to public transport mainly buses it’s a disgrace.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

wachris
Posts: 73
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:24 am

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by wachris »

Network maps have finally been updated to reflect recent (not so recent) changes

wachris
Posts: 73
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:24 am

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by wachris »

Network maps have some obvious errors -
536 latest edit
451 still appearing to terminate at shopping centre
518 latest edit
Last edited by wachris on Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:07 am, edited 1 time in total.

shinjiman
Posts: 277
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:22 am

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by shinjiman »

wachris wrote:Network maps have finally been updated to reflect recent (not so recent) changes
The route 376 (Sheet 2) also have the same map misdrawn which was re-released on the 15/03/2020 timetable, while the routes 512 and 514 (sheet 5) were pre-drawn their routes per 12/04/2020 changes.
Last edited by shinjiman on Mon May 11, 2020 3:36 am, edited 2 times in total.

Merc1107
Posts: 727
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:38 am
Favourite Vehicle: High Floor Buses
Location: Perth

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by Merc1107 »

TP1462 wrote:More like Roe 7.5 ideally it should be Roe 8 unfortunately politics and a vocal minority of protesters got in the way of progress. You can’t access Roe highway from Farrington road or Bibra Drive just more rat running through Karel Ave.

... $100 million for a road project that won’t fix congestion or make any real improvements to public transport mainly buses it’s a disgrace.
I too thought their altered version wasn't ideal, but given Farrington Road is already chockas, adding more traffic to it or Bibra Drive/Progress Drive/Hope Rd as a result of improved Roe Highway access would be undesirable. Am guessing this link will ease issues experienced in the Murdoch area as a result of the lack of direct link to the freeway & Roe Highway.
Access to Roe Highway from Bibra/North Lake and surrounds will be an ongoing issue until such a time Roe8 etc are constructed (if they are at all).

It's unfortunate buses will be somewhat inconvenienced by this - I personally don't see it taking the same amount of time, but we shall see. The 512 passes directly by Murdoch University and could easily service it, and be of significantly greater use to the surrounding community than servicing those two extra stops around Murdoch Chase.
Example - If you lived around Coolbellup - you have the time taken to access your bus stop, a 10-15min ride on a 512 to Murdoch Station, waiting time, then a 204-207 or 998 to the Uni. It is FAR quicker to walk.

shinjiman
Posts: 277
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:22 am

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by shinjiman »

Just saw from the Transperth timetables site, there's time changes on 12 April.

From 12 April March 2020
  • The 8:00am of 376 School trip (both school day and school holiday trips) from Mirrabooka Bus Station is being withdrawn, and replacing with a trip departs from Alexander Heights departing 8:03am.
Timetables updated:
  • Bus Timetable 75

shinjiman
Posts: 277
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:22 am

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by shinjiman »

(just had a backdated post for following)

Just saw from the Transperth timetables site, there's timed stop changes on 3 May 2020, resulting both timed stops moved about 400 metres to south.
Transperth website wrote: Route 527 – Bus Stop Changes

Sun 03 May

From Sunday 3 May, there will be a change to the timed stops for Route 527.

The timed stops will change as follows:

Route 527 to Aubin Grove Station
  • Stop 21102 (Waters Av before Lanao Way) will become an untimed stop
  • Stop 21116 (Brenchley Dr before Waters Av) will be converted to a timed stop

Route 527 to Cockburn Central Station
  • Stop 21103 (Waters Av before Oaten Retreat) will become an untimed stop
  • Stop 21109 (Brenchley Dr after Waters Av) will be converted to a timed stop.
Timetables updated:
  • Bus Timetable 122

User avatar
Bus Suggestions
Posts: 483
Joined: Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:05 am
Favourite Vehicle: Something with a ZF Ecomat
Location: The West
Contact:

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by Bus Suggestions »

Transperth Website wrote:William St - Bus Stand Changes
Sun 24 May
From Sunday 24 May there will be a change to the location of stops along William St in Perth. These stops will be relocated along William St towards the river due to safety concerns at the Murray St intersection.

This change will affect routes 41, 42, 48, 55, 60, 66, 67, 68, 950, Blue and Red CATs.

These routes, except for Route 60, will continue to service the same stop numbers. Route 60 will now service William St - Stand 1.

Download a map of the new stop locations.

If you require further assistance regarding service changes or planning your journey, please call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13 (TIS: 13 14 50). Hearing or speech impaired? Call via NRS 133 677 and ask for 13 62 13.
[Insert Signature]

User avatar
Bus Suggestions
Posts: 483
Joined: Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:05 am
Favourite Vehicle: Something with a ZF Ecomat
Location: The West
Contact:

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by Bus Suggestions »

And a new service change, targeted around the Joondalup area.
Transperth Website wrote:Joondalup and Surrounding Areas - Service Changes
Sun 28 Jun
From Sunday 28 June services will change as follows:
  • Routes 384, 385, 386, 388, 389, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 470, 473, 474, 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 490 and 491 will undergo time changes only.
  • Route 387 will undergo time changes and will now run weekend services between Warwick Station and Balcatta.
  • Route 471 will undergo time changes and run an additional trip from Joondalup Station at 3.34pm. This will enable Ocean Reef Senior High School students to transfer from
  • School Special 773.
  • School Special 725 and 726 will be renumbered to Route 480. These trips will depart from Mindarie College and travel to Clarkson Station.
If you require further assistance regarding service changes or planning your journey, please call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13 (TIS: 13 14 50). Hearing or speech impaired? Call via NRS 133 677 and ask for 13 62 13.
[Insert Signature]

Merc1107
Posts: 727
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:38 am
Favourite Vehicle: High Floor Buses
Location: Perth

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by Merc1107 »

Having witnessed (and experienced) the struggle encountered by the 30, 31 and 34 as they try to access and depart their William St. stands, I hope there are plans to improve (prioritise) bus movements along William St. to better-cope with the relocated stands. I suppose the easiest solution would be blocking right turns onto the Terrace, but that still leaves the conga-line of cars trying to get onto the freeway, which usually block buses from the Terrace turning onto William St., too.

shinjiman
Posts: 277
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:22 am

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by shinjiman »

Bus Suggestions wrote:And a new service change, targeted around the Joondalup area.
Transperth Website wrote:Joondalup and Surrounding Areas - Service Changes
Sun 28 Jun
From Sunday 28 June services will change as follows:
  • Routes 384, 385, 386, 388, 389, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 470, 473, 474, 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 490 and 491 will undergo time changes only.
  • Route 387 will undergo time changes and will now run weekend services between Warwick Station and Balcatta.
  • Route 471 will undergo time changes and run an additional trip from Joondalup Station at 3.34pm. This will enable Ocean Reef Senior High School students to transfer from
  • School Special 773.
  • School Special 725 and 726 will be renumbered to Route 480. These trips will depart from Mindarie College and travel to Clarkson Station.
If you require further assistance regarding service changes or planning your journey, please call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13 (TIS: 13 14 50). Hearing or speech impaired? Call via NRS 133 677 and ask for 13 62 13.
Seems likely the route 387 had re-introduced that portion again as it was run previously and had been withdrawn a time later.

Timetables updated:
Last edited by shinjiman on Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:59 am, edited 1 time in total.

Merc1107
Posts: 727
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:38 am
Favourite Vehicle: High Floor Buses
Location: Perth

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by Merc1107 »

In the original 387 changes from earlier this year mentioned upthread, the weekend short trips between Warwick and Northlands Plaza Shopping Centre were withdrawn due to poor patronage, although it seems they managed to retain some weekday trips. Wonder where they've found the money for the reinstated weekend short-workings?

Interesting the renumbering of additional school specials... I wonder if they'll bother to update one of the surrounding timetables this time? Or if this will end up like the changes around Kalamunda earlier this year where the timetable was never updated to reflect the changes made there?

shinjiman
Posts: 277
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:22 am

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by shinjiman »

Just saw from the Transperth timetables site, there's timed stop changes on 21 June 2020, to having a route 449 to be shortened as construction of the bus layover at Marshall Road had been completed, where the stop near the Perth Ice Arena.
Transperth website wrote: Route 449 - Service Change

Mon 22 Jun

From Monday 22 June, Route 449 will no longer service Stop 15878 (Guadalupe Dr after Marshall Rd).

Route 449 will instead terminate at Stop 28116 (Marshall Rd before Guadalupe Dr).

There will be no change to the trip times.

Timetable 80 will be updated to reflect this change on July 19.
Timetables updated:
  • Bus Timetable 80

User avatar
Bus Suggestions
Posts: 483
Joined: Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:05 am
Favourite Vehicle: Something with a ZF Ecomat
Location: The West
Contact:

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by Bus Suggestions »

The timetables for the Joondalup area changes have been updated.
  • Bus timetable 57.
  • Bus timetables 65, 66 & 67.
  • Bus timetables 72 & 78.
  • Bus timetables 81, 82, 83 & 85.
[Insert Signature]

User avatar
busdriver12
Posts: 124
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:07 am
Favourite Vehicle: One that doesn't break down!
Location: Byford

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by busdriver12 »

Just a quick shout to those of you taking the time to document service changes. I use it try to stay on top of things to keep my timetable database up to date. As you can see in my sig, it's not been done for a few months as a lack of spare time and changing interests have taken their toll. Now that I'm on leave, I hope to get it up to date up to and including 28/6/20 changes.

Many thanks again :)
Phil

My timetable info can be found here Current as at 15/3/20.

All views expressed are strictly my own and do not represent my employer or anyone else.

Merc1107
Posts: 727
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:38 am
Favourite Vehicle: High Floor Buses
Location: Perth

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by Merc1107 »

Another round of changes coming up from the 19th July (sorry to thwart your efforts at being up-to-date, busdriver12!), with a few notable changes - new Route 26, 501 upgraded to 900-series, some further route consolidation (150 now short-working 160) and other frequency improvements and amendments
Transperth Website wrote: St. George's Tce Stand Changes:
Routes 24, 27, 32, 33, 38, 72, 75, 103, 111, 160, 177, 178, 179, 282, 283, 295, 288, 298, 910, 930 and 935 will undergo stand changes on St Georges Tce.

WESTBOUND / TO PERTH

Routes 24 and 27
Will now service the following stops:
Stop 10086 (St Georges Tce Stand S - after Sherwood Ct)
Stop 10090 (St Georges Tce Stand S - after William St).

The following stops will no longer be serviced:
Stop 10085 (St Georges Tce Stand T - after Sherwood Ct)
Stop 10089 (St Georges Tce Stand O T - after William St).

Route 26
Will service the following stops:
Stop 10079 (St Georges Tce Stand S - after Irwin St)
Stop 10086 (St Georges Tce Stand S - after Sherwood Ct)
Stop 10090 (St Georges Tce Stand S - after William St).

Routes 32, 33, 72, 75, 177, 178, 179 and 930
Will now service the following stop:
Stop 10089 (St Georges Tce Stand R - after William St).

The following stop will no longer be serviced:
Stop 10085 (St Georges Tce Stand R S - after Sherwood Ct).

Routes 103 and 935
Will now service the following stop:
Stop 10086 (St Georges Tce Stand S - after Sherwood Ct).

The following stop will no longer be serviced:
Stop 10085 (St Georges Tce Stand R S - after Sherwood Ct).

Routes 286, 287 and 295
Will now service the following stops:
Stop 10076 (St Georges Tce Stand N - after Irwin St)
Stop 10082 (St Georges Tce Stand N - before Barrack St).

The following stops will no longer be serviced:
Stop 10078 (St Georges Tce Stand O P - after Irwin St)
Stop 10084 (St Georges Tce Stand O P - after Barrack St).

Route 910
Will now service the following stops:
Stop 10085 (St Georges Tce Stand T - after Sherwood Ct)
Stop 10089 (St Georges Tce Stand O T - after William St).

The following stops will no longer be serviced:
Stop 10086 (St Georges Tce Stand T - after Sherwood Ct)
Stop 10090 (St Georges Tce Stand O S T - after William St).

EASTBOUND / FROM PERTH
Routes 24, 27, 103, 111 and 160

Will now service the following stop:
Stop 10121 (St Georges Tce Stand C - before William St).

The following stop will no longer be serviced:
Stop 10119 (St Georges Tce Stand B E - before William St).

Route 26
Will now service the following stops:
Stop 10121 (St Georges Tce Stand B C - before William St)
Stop 10126 (St Georges Tce Stand B D - after William St)
Stop 10130 (St Georges Tce Stand B - before Pier St)
Stop 10133 (St Georges Tce Stand B E - after Irwin St).

Route 38, 288 and 298
Will now service the following stops:
Stop 10119 (St Georges Tce Stand B E - before William St).
Stop 10123 (St Georges Tce Stand AEF - after William St)
Stop 10128 (St Georges Tce Stand E F - before Pier St)
Stop 10133 (St Georges Tce Stand B E F - after Irwin St).

The following stops will no longer be serviced:
Stop 10121 (St Georges Tce Stand C - before William St)
Stop 10124 (St Georges Tce Stand C - after William St)
Stop 10131 (St Georges Tce Stand C - before Irwin St)
Stop 10134 (St Georges Tce Stand A C D - before Victoria Av).

Routes 282 and 283
Will now service the following stop:
Stop 10119 (St Georges Tce Stand E - before William St).

The following stops will no longer be serviced:
Stop 10118 (St Georges Tce Stand A F before William St).

New Route 26
Route 26 will be introduced providing an improved service between Perth, QEII Medical Centre and Hollywood Private Hospital. With the introduction of Route 26 a large number of Route 103 trips will be withdrawn and replaced by trips on the Route 26. Route 26 will extend at school times to Shenton College.

The service will run:
Every 10-15 minutes on weekdays
Every 60 minutes on weekends.

Routes 23-25, 27, 28 & 103
Route 23
Will undergo time changes with one less trip running due to poor patronage.

Route 24
Will undergo minor time changes.

Route 25
Will undergo time changes with fewer trips running due to poor patronage west of QEII Medical Centre
Will undergo a minor route change in Nedlands to better serve Hollywood Private Hospital and coordinate with new Route 26.

Route 27
Will undergo time changes
Bedbrook Place deviations will no longer run, as requested by Arthritis WA
Will operate one additional trip in the afternoon from East Perth.

Route 28
Will undergo time changes with additional afternoon trips for Perth Modern School.

Route 103
Will undergo time changes with fewer trips running due to poor patronage west of QEII Medical Centre
Most trips will also be replaced by new Route 26
Will undergo route change in East Perth. Services will terminate on Terrace Rd alongside Route 26.

Routes 32, 33, 38 & 39
Route 32
Will undergo time changes with two fewer Saturday evening trips running due to poor patronage
Will extend, at school times, to Como Secondary College

Route 33
Will undergo time changes with fewer trips running due to poor patronage.

Route 38
Will undergo time changes.

Route 39
Will undergo time changes with one fewer Saturday evening trip running due to poor patronage
Will run an additional trip for Belmont City College.

Routes 111, 150, 160, 501, 502, 522, 530 & 910
Route 111
Will undergo time changes with fewer services operating in off-peak periods
Passengers who normally catch this service can instead catch Route 910.

Route 150
Will be renumbered to Route 160.

Route 160
Will undergo major time changes and a route change
Will undergo a route change in East Perth, with the terminus moving to Hale Rd adjacent to the WACA ground
Route 160 will also undergo a minor route change in Willagee. Services travelling past Webber Reserve will become a deviation to the regular route.

Route 501
Will be renumbered to high-frequency Route 915
Will undergo time changes with additional trips running, particularly at school peak times
Will now appear on Timetable 212.

Route 502
Will run an additional trip for John Curtin College of the Arts

Route 522
Will be withdrawn and replaced with an additional trip on Route 532 and new School Special 770.

Route 530
Will run an additional afternoon trip tailored for Emmanuel Catholic College.

Route 910
Will undergo time changes and operate with additional services.

Routes 281, 284, 285, 288, 298, 935 & School Special 729
Route 281
Will run an additional morning service for Lesmurdie Senior High School.

Route 284
Will undergo time changes and a route change in Bentley
Will undergo stand changes at Curtin Central Bus Station.

Routes 285, 288, 298 and 935
Will undergo time changes.

Route 380
Will undergo time changes with fewer trips running due to poor patronage.

School Special 729 (Servicing Walliston Primary School and St Brigid’s College)
Will no longer service Walliston Primary School due to poor patronage
The morning service will terminate at St Brigid's Collge
The afternoon service will commence at St Brigid’s College.

shinjiman
Posts: 277
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:22 am

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by shinjiman »

Merc1107 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:18 pm
Another round of changes coming up from the 19th July (sorry to thwart your efforts at being up-to-date, busdriver12!), with a few notable changes - new Route 26, 501 upgraded to 900-series, some further route consolidation (150 now short-working 160) and other frequency improvements and amendments
The other notable changes are the terminus in East Perth for the routes 103 and 160 are being swapped.

Let see if Transperth will put the route 281 onto the printed timetable per previous route modifications so far.

The route 449 changes will be updated as mentioned on previous post due to route shorting.

The other changes for the Perth CAT services have a minor time changes. And still, the stop names near TAFEs are stilled as "Central Institute".

Timetables updated:
Last edited by shinjiman on Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:00 am, edited 2 times in total.

Merc1107
Posts: 727
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:38 am
Favourite Vehicle: High Floor Buses
Location: Perth

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by Merc1107 »

shinjiman wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:43 am
Let see if Transperth will put the route 281 onto the printed timetable per previous route modifications so far.
The trips were appearing on the Transperth App, but not the website. The trips now appear on the online timetable, however the timetable linked is last year's 281/282 timetable (as at 28/08/2019). Perhaps this time they'll fix that...

Enviro 500
Posts: 98
Joined: Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:42 am
Favourite Vehicle: Scania N113CRB
Location: WA 6000
Contact:

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by Enviro 500 »

915 should extend to Cannington via current 507 route, making it a joint Palmyra and Beckenham operation.

os91
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:01 am

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by os91 »

Canning Highway services between Fremantle and Canning Bridge seem to have been improved during the peak hours, at the expense of a reduced off-peak service. The latest changes mean that Canning Highway morning peak-hour services are now extremely frequent (17 111/910 departures from Fremantle between 7AM and 8AM). However, in the past two years, off-peak hour services have been cut from 6 buses an hour to 4.

Given the recent trends in 111 cuts and 910 improvements, I would hazard a guess that even before an upgraded Canning Bridge interchange opens, the 111 could already be gone completely. With the recent reductions during the off-peak, the 111 is really only a peak-hour only route. It seems hard to justify running the 111 every 7-10 minutes, when there is now the 910 every 5 minutes along all of Canning Highway, as well as the Mandurah line every 5 minutes up the freeway. Not to mention that the 2017 Auditor General's report specifically highlighted the inefficiency of the freeway routes.

Merc1107
Posts: 727
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:38 am
Favourite Vehicle: High Floor Buses
Location: Perth

Re: PTA / Transperth Service Changes - 2020

Post by Merc1107 »

The proof is in the pudding - the 111 and its ilk on the freeway are usually quite busy in the peaks whereas the 910s tend to bunch up and aren't as well loaded. Until 2012-2014, the 111 was only a limited service in the very core of the peak; service levels are still much better than they once were and roughly equivalent to 910s in the PM peak with these changes.
Short-trips to Melville on the 910 weren't the best scheme - 111s are at their busiest between Freo and Melville so the result was often a 111 sandwiched between one or more (empty) 910s. Finally, the extra buses are being put where they were most needed in the first place!

I still maintain freeway buses are warranted to some extent given train connections aren't terribly convenient (lack of time saving, train loading issues and frequency) or pleasant (poor shelter on bus stands) at Canning Bridge. What these buses do is service a niche of commuters, who, given the demographics of the areas serviced, would probably drive were it not for a hassle-free, one-seat journey on the bus. With patronage growth generally stagnant and traffic congestion still a concern, we shouldn't be trying to scare off the regulars still on the network.

Post Reply

Return to “Discussion - Perth / WA”