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The CircleRoute is a pair of cross-suburban bus routes in Perth, Western Australia. Like all Perth bus routes, the buses are branded Transperth and operated by companies contracted by the Public Transport Authority. The routes are identical except for direction: 98 is clockwise, and 99 is anticlockwise. The CircleRoute runs through Perth's inner suburbs and connects Perth's suburban railway lines.
During peak-hour times during study period on weekdays, additional buses are provided for larger capacities. Many of these buses operate short journeys between major stops or/and universities.
Since 25 November 2007, fares have been determined according to the same Transperth zonal system used by other bus routes and trains in the region (prior to that date, the CircleRoute used its own distinct zones).
The CircleRoute is a "limited service", which means that it only stops at bus stops with bus information. Each of the stops listed below is a timed stop.
|Location||Zone||Serving Suburbs||Route Direction||Transfers|
|Fremantle Station||2||Fremantle||↓||Bus transfers, Fremantle Line|
|Murdoch Station||2||Murdoch||↑||↓||Bus transfers, Mandurah Line|
|Curtin University of Technology||1||Bentley||↑||↓||Bus transfers|
|Oats Street Station||1||Carlisle, East Victoria Park||↑||↓||Armadale/Thornlie Line|
|Belmont Forum||1||Belmont, Cloverdale||↑||↓|
|Bayswater Station||1||Bayswater||↑||↓||Bus transfers, Midland Line|
|Morley Bus Station||1||Morley||↑||↓||Bus transfers|
|Flinders Street||1||Tuart Hill||↑||↓|
|Stirling Station||2||Stirling||↑||↓||Bus transfers, Joondalup Line|
|Shenton Park Station*||1||Shenton Park||↑||↓||Fremantle Line|
|University of WA||1||Crawley||↑||↓|
|Claremont Shopping Centre||1||Claremont||↑||↓|
|Fremantle Station||2||Fremantle||↑||Bus transfers, Fremantle Line|
* Shenton Park Train Station is only a transfer point between the CircleRoute and Fremantle Line trains. It is not nominated as a Timed Stop for the CircleRoute.
- "Transperth Zone Boundary changes". Transperth. Retrieved 2007-11-24.
- Malpeli, Gareth (5 November 1998). "Circle Bus Plan To Link Perth Suburbs". The West Australian.
The circle route already operates in part between Fremantle, Curtin University and the Oats Street station on the Armadale train line.
- Criddle, Murray (23 August 2000). "Figures show Perth commuters flocking to public transport" (Press release). Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 2 February 2015.