Transdev Perth

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Central Area Transit liveried Volgren bodied Mercedes-Benz OC500LE in October 2005
Parent Transdev Australasia
Founded 29 September 1996
Service area Perth
Service type Bus services
Depots 8
Fleet 483 (December 2013)

Transdev Perth is an Australian bus company operating services in Perth under contract to Transperth. It is a subsidiary of Transdev.


JW Bolton bodied Renault PR180.2 in November 2006

On 29 September 1996 Southern Cross Transit commenced operating services in the Rockingham area from depots in Mandurah and Rockingham with 57 Mercedes-Benz and Renault buses.[1][2][3] In July 1998 the Central Area Transit and Fremantle area services were added.[4] Southern Cross Transit was owned by Victorian bus operators the Donric Group and Skybus Super Shuttle.[5]

In 1999 it was sold to National Express[6] who in September 2004 sold it to Connex.[7][8] It was rebranded as Veolia Transport and in July 2013 as Transdev Perth.

As at December 2013 Path Transit operate the Central Area Transit, Joondalup, Fremantle, Rockingham area contracts.[9][10]


As at December 2013 the fleet consists of 483 buses.[11] In August 1997 two Denning double decker coaches were acquired from AAT Kings and Australian Pacific Touring to operate a Mandurah to Perth service.[12]


Transdev Perth operate eight depots in East Perth, Joondalup, Mandurah, Nowergup, Palmyra, Perth, Rockingham and Wangara.


  1. ^ "Additional contract areas" Australian Bus Panorama 12/1 August 1996 page 28
  2. ^ "New operators take over" Fleetline November 1996 page 206
  3. ^ "Competitive Tendering" Australian Bus Panorama 12/3 December 1996 pages 24-26
  4. ^ "Metrobus Tenders Announced" Australian Bus Panorama 14/1 August 1998 page 29
  5. ^ "Contracted Operations" Australian Bus Panorama issue 12/2 October 1996 page 33
  6. ^ "Change of Contractor Ownership" Australian Bus Panorama 15/1 August 1999 page 39
  7. ^ Connex pursues further development in Australia Connex 7 September 2004
  8. ^ National Express sells buses The Age (Melbourne) 22 September 2004
  9. ^ About Us Transperth
  10. ^ Annual Report June 2013 Transperth
  11. ^ Transdev Bus Australia
  12. ^ "Deckers for Southern Coast" Australian Bus Panorama 13/2 October 1997 page 28

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