Yanchep rail bus network consultation open

Consultation for the bus routes to support the Yanchep rail extension is open until February 16. Picture: Anita McInnes

WITH the Yanchep rail extension nearing completion, community consultation is now open on new and amended bus routes to support the three new stations and ensure the public transport needs of the community are met.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said timetables for train services and the supporting bus network for surrounding suburbs will be made available before the start of passenger services.

A new bus network will be introduced with new routes added and some existing routes enhanced.

Community feedback is being sought on the proposed routes which will see expanded services in Capricorn Beach estate in Yanchep, Amberton estate in Eglinton and Catalina estate in Tamala Park.

Ms Saffioti said the proposed services for both the Jindalee and Alkimos areas were subject to the completion of the surrounding road network.

She said services would also extend further north to serve the Atlantis Beach estate in Two Rocks.

“Community feedback will help shape the way new and amended bus routes will be introduced to the area and support the needs of the growing population for years to come,’’ she said.

“The new bus network will underpin additional transport choice for residents in Perth’s rapidly expanding northern fringe, especially with the new Yanchep rail extension starting passenger service in coming months.

“I encourage the community to provide their feedback by February 16 so we can have the best outcomes for public transport users in the growing area.”

Butler MLA John Quigley said the consultation underway would be important to the final bus routes, so he encouraged anyone with an interest to take the time to review the proposed routes and provide feedback.

According to the online information the suburbs of Alkimos, Butler, Clarkson, Eglinton, Jindalee, Merriwa, Mindarie, Quinns Rocks, Ridgewood, Tamala Park, Two Rocks and Yanchep will all be affected by bus network changes.

Maps are available and feedback can be provided at Yanchep rail extension bus network