Work to create a new bus depot at Brockway Road, Mount Claremont is now complete.
The new bus depot replaces the privately leased North Fremantle depot as part of a long-term strategy to ensure that all Transperth bus depots are State-owned. By owning depots in strategic locations across its network, the PTA can eliminate uncertainty associated with leasing private depots, and reduce travel time between the depot and service start and end points, minimising congestion on local roads and maximising service reliability for passengers.
Built on a 1.2 hectare site, the new depot provides space for up to 40 additional buses over the existing North Fremantle facility, helping to cater for an expected long-term increase in service demand.
The Mount Claremont bus depot includes:
- A four-bay bus workshop for servicing rolling stock
- An administration building
- Bus refuelling facilities
- Bus wash facilities
- Parking for up to 55 buses and 65 cars
Construction started in August 2018 and buses began operating from the new depot in July 2019.
Bus movements in and out of the depot will mainly occur outside of peak periods.