Charles Street Bus Bridge opened on Sunday, 25 June. Some buses that previously travelled through North Perth to enter Perth CBD now use the new bus bridge.
- As a result of the Charles Street Bus Bridge and the associated priority lanes opening, all routes running along Charles, Loftus and Newcastle streets have improved journey times
- Routes 15, 370, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 402, 403, 404, 970 and 990 underwent time changes and permanent route changes to utilise the bus bridge.
The $32.1m Charles Street Bus Bridge is a smart transport initiative that will improve travel times and reliability for Transperth passengers, as well as alleviating congestion for cars. Main Roads WA built the bus bridge on behalf of the PTA.
The work included:
- Building new bus lanes, including a (approximately) 110m bus bridge over the Graham Farmer Freeway (from Charles Street to the existing James Street Bus Bridge)
- A new freeway off-ramp onto Roe Street to replace James Street off-ramp
- Approximately 500m of new bus lane on Charles Street
- An increased turn pocket to two lanes at Charles Street off-ramp
- Reconfiguration of the Carr Street and Charles Street intersection
- Improved access to bus layover area at James Street
- Minor intersection improvements for James Street, Wellington Street off-ramp and Newcastle Street/Cleaver Street
To view the map of the route changes that took place following the opening of the bus bridge please click here. For full details of individual service routes, head to the Transperth website.
More information about the project can also been found on the Main Roads website.