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Purple CAT providing free travel to UWA, Perth Children’s Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Perth's newest CAT bus service is now operating, with the Purple CAT providing free travel to Kings Park, University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth Children's Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

The Purple CAT will start at Elizabeth Quay Bus Station, travel along Malcolm Street to Kings Park Road, Thomas Street and via the QEII campus, the home of Perth Children's Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

It will then cross Stirling Highway to circle UWA via Hackett Drive and Broadway before making the return trip via the same route.

There will be 46 stops on the purple route, adding an extra 470,000 kilometres each year to Perth's extensive CAT bus network.

The launch of the new route will also herald a change to stopping practices for all CAT buses, with passengers now required to hail the bus to board, and ring the bell to get off at their preferred stop.

The Purple CAT will run between 5am and 11pm on weekdays, operating on a 10-minute frequency in peak and every 15 to 30 minutes in the early morning and late-night hours.

On weekends, it will operate on a 15-minute frequency during the day and 30 minutes at night operating between 7am and 8pm on Saturdays and 8am to 8pm on Sundays.

It is envisaged that the Perth CAT bus network will transition to electric buses in the long-term, with the first electric bus now running in Joondalup.

Minister's Office - 6552 5500

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