Expanded bus network to link new Yanchep line stations

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The release of the expanded bus routes follows a community survey and consultation held earlier this year. File picture: Yanchep News Online

AN extended bus network for the northern suburb corridor will start when the Yanchep rail extension opens in July.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said 20 more buses will be brought into the network to service the new stations at Alkimos, Eglinton and Yanchep – providing more than one million additional bus service kilometres each year.

The release of the enhanced bus routes follows a community survey and consultation held earlier this year.

The new routes will improve network coverage with expanded services in Catalina Estate (Tamala Park); Eden Beach Estate (Jindalee), Trinity, Shorehaven and Alkimos Beach Estates (Alkimos), Amberton Estate (Eglinton) and Capricorn Beach Estate (Yanchep).

Services will also extend further north to serve the Atlantis Beach estate in Two Rocks.

When the Yanchep rail extension opens, Yanchep station will be serviced by four bus routes, Eglinton by five routes and Alkimos by four, with station infrastructure future-proofed to allow further bus network expansion as the residential population grows.

The growing communities surrounding the new stations will also benefit as buses will be routed through their neighbourhoods for the first time.

New route 485 will travel between Butler station and Alkimos station every 10 minutes in peak time, giving the Eden Beach and Alkimos Beach estates bus coverage for the first time (introduction date subject to the completion of Mirabilis Ave).

New route 487 will travel between suburban Alkimos and Butler Station every 10 minutes in peak time, giving greater coverage to Trinity estate for the first time.

New route 491 will travel between Eglinton station and Alkimos station every 10 minutes in peak time, giving the Shorehaven and Amberton Beach estates bus coverage for the first time.

New route 498 will travel between Two Rocks and Yanchep station every 20 minutes in peak time, giving greater coverage to the Two Rocks area and first-time bus coverage for the Atlantis Beach estate.

New route 479 will travel between Clarkson station and Mindarie every 20 minutes in peak time, giving the Catalina estate bus coverage for the first time.

Bus timetables continue to be refined and will be released closer to the opening date.

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