BUS SERVICES —
SCARBOROUGH BEACH PRECINCT
1150. Hon COLIN TINCKNELL to the minister representing the
Minister for Transport:
Now that the Scarborough
redevelopment is complete, has the minister's office or the Public Transport
Authority given any thought to recommencing the bus services terminated by the
previous government during the planning and redevelopment stages, specifically —
(1) (a) the 458
bus service from Whitfords to Scarborough along the sunset coast—this route
also serviced the popular tourist destination of Hillarys Boat Harbour; and
(b) the 381
bus service from Fremantle to Karrinyup Bus Station—this route serviced
the Leighton, Cottesloe, City Beach, Floreat and Scarborough beach precincts?
(2) If not, is
the minister or the PTA considering any new or additional routes that will
service those wishing to travel to Scarborough from the north or the south as
the busy summer months approach?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1) The minister
has advised that route 458 and 381 services were withdrawn in 2015 and 2016
respectively due to poor performance. The route 458 service operated primarily
on weekends and public holidays with the Scarborough to Northshore Drive,
Hillarys, section of the route often carrying few or no passengers. The route 381
service operated over a 20-kilometre route for as few as one passenger on some
between Whitfords Station and Northshore Drive are able to access route 441,
442, 443, 460, 461 and 462 bus services. Scarborough Beach is currently
serviced by routes 410, 421, 422 and 990, and Hillarys Boat Harbour is served
by the route 423 service.