Changes to SmartRider sale outlets in the South West
Arrangements for TransBusselton and TransBunbury passengers who want to buy or top up their SmartRiders are changing.
Previously, TransBunbury passengers were able to buy new SmartRiders at the Bunbury Central bus station on Blair Street.
PTA spokesman David Hynes said that, from late January, TransBunbury passengers would now need to visit the Transwa passenger terminal on Picton Road.
“Transdev South West Coach Lines no longer operates a bus service in Bunbury so they no longer have a ticketing office at the bus station,” Mr Hynes said.
“We looked at a range of options about how to best operate a Retail Sales Office in the town and it became clear that selling SmartRiders from an existing office already operated by the PTA was the best solution.”
The Transwa terminal is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 6pm, on Saturdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm and on Sundays from 10am to 4pm.
Until now, TransBusselton passengers were able to buy SmartRiders at two locations in the town.
“From late January, SmartRiders will be sold at the TransBusselton depot at 62 Roe Terrace between 9am and 3pm on weekdays,” Mr Hynes said.
“It is important to note both TransBunbury and TransBusselton passengers can continue to top up their SmartRiders by using Autoload, which entitles them to a 25 per cent discount, or by giving cash to the driver.”
“In both Bunbury and Busselton we would advise that passengers phone the respective offices to find out exactly what date they can collect SmartRiders.”