On Sunday 25 June, Charles Street Bus Bridge will open. This will mean some buses that previously travelled through North Perth to enter Perth CBD will 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 will have improved journey times
- Routes 15, 370, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 402, 403, 404, 970 and 990 will undergo time changes and a permanent route change to utilise the bus bridge.
The below map summarises the route changes that will take place following the opening of the bus bridge. For full details of individual service routes, head to the Transperth website.
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 will build the bus bridge on behalf of the PTA.
The work includes:
- 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
The Charles Street Bus Bridge is expected to be operational in early 2017.
For more information about the project head to the Main Roads website.