Wellington Street bus station

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Wellington Street bus station
Central area bus station
Transperth Wellington Street Bus Station.jpg
Location Wellington Street, William Street, King Street
Perth
Australia
Coordinates 31°57′02″S 115°51′25″E / 31.9505°S 115.857°E / -31.9505; 115.857Coordinates: 31°57′02″S 115°51′25″E / 31.9505°S 115.857°E / -31.9505; 115.857
Bus routes 34
Bus stands 17, 15 were used at the time of closure
Bus operators Public Transport Authority / Transperth
Connections Train transfer at Perth Station
Other information
Fare zone 1, FTZ

Wellington Street bus station was a Transperth bus station located next to the Perth railway station in Western Australia. Originally known as Perth Central bus station, it was opened on 2 March 1973 by Premier John Tonkin. After just over 40 years of service, the majority of bus services were moved to the Roe Street bus station on 12 January 2014.[1] The Wellington Street bus station remained in use for a further two weeks due to roadworks in the central business district, temporarily servicing Beaufort Street bus services, and was shut down on 27 January 2014 and demolished soon after. The station will be replaced by a new underground facility on the same site. To cater for the remaining bus services during the construction period, a temporary replacement Wellington Street Bus Station opened on 6 July 2014, occupying some of the original site.[2] This closed on 1 February 2015.[3]

Bus routes[edit]

Many major bus services started and terminated at the station. Here are the bus routes that stopped at the Wellington Street Bus Station:

Platform D[edit]

Route number Destination / description
[12193] Stand 1
    400 to Scarborough Beach via Charles Street, Scarborough Beach Road, Glendalough Station
    402 to Stirling Station via Loftus Street, Scarborough Beach Road, Main Street and Tuart Hill
[12192] Stand 2
    403 to Osborne Park via Loftus Street, London Street, Ediboro Street, Royal Street and Hamilton Street
    404 to Osborne Park via Loftus Street, London Street, McDonald Street, York Street and Swan Street
[12191] Stand 3
    374 to Kingsway City Shopping Centre via Fitzgerald Street, Walcott Street, Wanneroo Road, Balga, Girrawheen and Giralt Road
    386 to Kingsway City Shopping Centre via Charles Street, Wanneroo Road, Balga, Girrawheen and Giralt Road
    387 to Warwick Station via Charles Street, Wanneroo Road, Balcatta Road and Erindale Road
    388 to Warwick Station via Charles Street, Wanneroo Road and Beach Road
    389 to Wanneroo via Charles Street and Wanneroo Road
[12190] Stand 4
    15 to Glendalough Leeder Street via Newcastle Street, Oxford Street, Scarborough Beach Road, Egina Street and Powis Street
    School Specials

Platform C[edit]

Route number Destination / description
[12189] Stand 5
    370 to Mirrabooka Bus Station via Charles Street, Flinders Street, Nollamara Avenue
    870 to Mirrabooka Bus Station (limited stops) via Charles Street, Flinders Street, Nollamara Avenue
[12188] Stand 6
    354 to Mirrabooka Bus Station via Charles Street, Flinders Street, Nollamara Shopping Center and Ilumba Avenue
[12187] Stand 7
    17 to Morley Bus Station via Fitzgerald Street, Alexander Drive, Dianella and Light Street
    19 to Dog Swamp Shopping Centre via Fitzgerald Street, Alexander Drive and Yokine
[12186] Stand 8
    885 to ECU Mount Lawley (limited stops) via Fitzgerald Street and Alexander Drive
    886 to Alexander Heights Shopping Centre (limited stops) via Fitzgerald Street, Alexander Drive, Illawarra Court South and Marangaroo Drive
    887 to Alexander Heights Shopping Centre (limited stops) via Fitzgerald Street, Alexander Drive, Illawarra Court North and Errina Road
    888 to Mirrabooka Bus Station (limited stops) via Fitzgerald Street, Alexander Drive and Yirrigan Drive
    889 to East Ballajura (limited stops) via Fitzgerald Street, Alexander Drive, Cassowary Drive and Guandalupe Drive

Platform B[edit]

Route number Destination / description
[12182] Stand 9
    881 to Munster (Limited Stop) via Kwinana Freeway, Canning Bridge, Booragoon, Marmion Street, Carrington Street, Hamilton Hill and Marvell Avenue
    940 to Hamilton Hill (Limited Stop) via Kwinana Freeway, Canning Bridge, Booragoon, Jackson Avenue, Kardinya and Coolbellup
[12183] Stand 10
    213 to Westfield Carousel Shopping Centre via Victoria Park and Albany Highway
    220 to Armadale Station via Victoria Park, Albany Highway, Westfield Carousel, Maddington and Kelmscott
[12184] Stand 11 - Services departing from this stand were truncated to the Esplanade Busport due to traffic congestion prior to the closure of the Wellington Street Bus Station
    23 to Claremont Station via Mounts Bay Road, UWA, Bruce Street, Delkeith, Beatrice Road and Victoria Avenue
    78 to UWA via Mounts Bay Road
    79 to Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre via Mounts Bay Road, UWA and Hampden Road
    102 to Cottesloe Station via Mounts Bay Road, UWA, Stirling Highway, Claremont Station and Marine Parade
    107 to Fremantle Station via Mounts Bay Road, UWA, Stirling Highway, Claremont Station, Mosman Park
[12185] Stand 12
    30 to Curtin University Bus Station via Labounchere Road, Robert Street, Salter Point, Hope Avenue and Manning Road
    31 to Salter Point via Labounchere Road, Talbot Avenue, Canavan Crescent and Marsh Avenue
    34 to Cannington Station via Angelo Street, Murray Street, Gillon Street, Curtin University and Manning Road

Platform A[edit]

Route number Destination / description
Stand 13 - Not in use
Stand 14 - Not in use
[12181] Stand 15
    81 to City Beach via Wellington Street, City West Station, Cambridge Street, Floreat Forum and Oceanic Drive
    82 to City Beach via City West Station, Cambridge Street, The Boulevard, Floreat Forum and Templetonia Crescent (Selected Trips Extend To Launceston Av,City Beach Via Branksome Gardens)
    83 to Wembley Downs via City West Station, Cambridge Street, Harbourne Street, Grantham Street and Empire Avenue
    85 to Glendalough Station via Cambridge Street, Herdsman Parade and Harborne Street
    86 to Wembley via Kimberley Street and Ruislip Street
    92 to Wembley Downs via City West Station, Cambridge Street, Harbourne Street, Grantham Street and Hale Road
[17703] Stand 16 - Set down
    81, 82, 83, 92 to Wittenoom Street, East Perth via Wellington Street (with selected services extending to Waterloo Crescent, East Perth)
    Train Replacement Services
[25068] Stand 17 - Set down
    691 to Crown Perth, Burswood

Wellington Street[edit]

The following bus route stopped on Wellington Street adjacent to the bus station at the time of closure.

Route number Destination / description
[12900] Wellington Street (eastbound Red/Yellow CAT)
    2 Red CAT East Perth - West Perth - East Perth Circular Service
    3 Yellow CAT to East Perth via Wellington Street
[12898] Wellington Street (eastbound)
    28 to WACA, East Perth via Wellington Street
    81, 84, 91, 92 to Wittenoom Street, East Perth via Wellington Street
    213 to Westfield Carousel Shopping Centre via Victoria Park Transfer Station, Albany Highway and Victoria park
    220 to Armadale Station via Victoria Park Transfer station, Albany Highway, Westfield Carousel and Armadale Hospital
[23084] Wellington Street (westbound Yellow CAT)
    3 Yellow CAT to West Perth via Wellington Street
[12925] Wellington Street (westbound)
    28 to Claremont Station via Wellington Street, Hay Street, Aldebury Street, Mount Claremont and Davies Road

Replacement[edit]

As part of the Perth City Link project, the station will be replaced with a A$249m underground facility at the same location. Design of the new underground facility has been awarded to Woodhead Architects in a joint venture with DP Architects (from Singapore) and Arkkitehtitoimisto Davidsson & Tarkela Oy (from Finland). Construction is scheduled to commence in 2014 with completion in 2016.[4] While the new bus station is being constructed, a temporary bus station on Roe Street began operating on 12 January 2014, taking over many of the routes from the now defunct station.[5][1]

Temporary Wellington Street bus station[edit]

On 6 July 2014, a temporary Wellington Street bus station opened for bus services going to the south of Perth, which were not accommodated at the Roe Street facility (since it is on the other side of the Perth City Link building site) and had terminated at Esplanade Busport since the closure of the original station. Now that the temporary bus station has been closed, these services once again terminate at the Esplanade Busport. Here are the bus routes that stopped at the temporary Wellington Street bus station at the time of its closure:

Route number Destination / Description
[26900] Stand 1
    881 to Munster (Limited Stop) via Kwinana Freeway, Canning Bridge, Booragoon, Marmion Street, Carrington Street, Hamilton Hill and Marvell Avenue
    940 to Hamilton Hill (Limited Stop) via Kwinana Freeway, Canning Bridge, Booragoon, Jackson Avenue, Kardinya and Coolbellup
[26901] Stand 2
    102 to Cottesloe Station via Mounts Bay Road, UWA, Stirling Highway, Claremont Station and Marine Parade
    107 to Fremantle Station via Mounts Bay Road, UWA, Stirling Highway, Claremont Station, Mosman Park
[26902] Stand 3
    30 to Curtin University Bus Station via Labounchere Road, Robert Street, Salter Point, Hope Avenue and Manning Road
    31 to Salter Point via Labounchere Road, Talbot Avenue, Canavan Crescent and Marsh Avenue
[26903] Stand 4
    34 to Cannington Station via Angelo Street, Murray Street, Gillon Street, Curtin University and Manning Road
[26904] Stand 5
    220 to Armadale Station via Victoria Park, Albany Highway, Westfield Carousel, Maddington and Kelmscott

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kent Acott (2014-01-04). "End of line for city bus station". The West Australian. Retrieved 2014-01-05. 
  2. ^ "Wellington Street Temporary Bus Station". PTA WA. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  3. ^ "PTA Media Statement: Multiple Changes to Transperth Bus Services". Public Transport Authority. Retrieved 2015-01-25. 
  4. ^ "PTA: Bus Project". Public Transport Authority. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  5. ^ "January 2014 Bus Service Changes". Transperth. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 

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