Perth Central Area Transit

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Perth Central Area Transit
Perth Central Area Transit logo.svg
Parent Transperth
Founded 23 September 1996
Locale Perth
Fremantle
Joondalup
Service type Free city bus
Routes 11
Operator Path Transit
Swan Transit
Transdev WA
Website www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Timetables/CAT-Timetables

The Perth Central Area Transit System (Perth CAT), or simply CAT, is four bus routes in the centre of Perth, two bus routes in Fremantle, and three bus routes in Joondalup. Also included is the Rockingham City Centre Transit System and the Midland Gate Shuttle. Unlike all other Transperth services, most CAT routes are zero-fare.

Perth CAT[edit]

Volgren bodied Volvo B7RLE in April 2017

On 23 September 1996, MetroBus commenced operating two CAT routes: the Red CAT and the Blue CAT, replacing the City Clipper services that had operated since September 1973.[1][2] The Yellow CAT was commenced in 2002 and the Green CAT route began on 30 June 2013.[3] These CAT services are operated by Transdev WA.

Blue CAT[edit]

The Blue CAT runs between Perth and Northbridge areas, including Barrack Street Jetty and Elizabeth Quay Bus Station. Blue CAT runs as bus route number 1. Blue CAT has 14 (stop 3 currently not in use) stops including:[4]

  1. [12217] Elizabeth Quay Bus Station B55BT
  2. [16974] Barrack SquareF
  3. [26789] Hay Street Mall East2(currently not in use)
  4. [12129] Beaufort Street BridgeT
  5. [12130] Museum
  6. [12936] Art Centre
  7. [12937] Central Institute
  8. [12938] Aberdeen Street
  9. [12939] Francis Street
  10. [12933] Russell Square
  11. [12934] Northbridge
  12. [12935] James Street
  13. [10221] Horseshoe BridgeT
  14. [10223] Perth Underground2T

Red CAT[edit]

The Red CAT runs between West Perth and East Perth areas, including Perth Central areas. Red CAT runs as bus route number 2. Red CAT has 29 stops (stop 9 currently not in use) including:[4]

  1. [16938] WACA Ground
  2. [16951] Don Aitken Centre3
  3. [12914] Plain Street3
  4. [12915] Wellington Square3
  5. [16907] Carlton
  6. [16909] Perth Mint
  7. [16910] Victoria Avenue
  8. [16911] Town Hall East
  9. [26789] Hay Street Mall East1(currently not in use)
  10. [12924] Forrest Place
  11. [10223] Perth Underground1T
  12. [16912] Central Park
  13. [16913] His Majesty's
  14. [16914] QV.1
  15. [16916] Parliament
  16. [16917] Emerald Terrace
  17. [16919] West Perth
  18. [17511] Outram Street
  19. [17509] Ord Street
  20. [17510] Havelock Street
  21. [17497] Gordon Street
  22. [17498] Milligan Street
  23. [17499] Raine SquareT
  24. [12901] Perth station3T
  25. [16972] Murray Street
  26. [16968] Royal Perth Hospital
  27. [16969] Mercedes College
  28. [16971] Bennett Street
  29. [16937] Queens Gardens

There is also a shorter version of the Red CAT route, run in peak times, that runs from Perth station (Forrest Place stop) to West Perth. This route is numbered 4 and was introduced due to high demand for the Red CAT from Perth station into West Perth. Another is the West Perth Loop for the Red CAT route, serving stops 11 to 23 only.

Yellow CAT[edit]

The Yellow CAT runs between East Perth, Perth and West Perth areas along Wellington Street, including Roe Street bus station, Perth railway station and Claisebrook railway station. It was introduced on 15 December 2002.[5] Yellow CAT runs as bus route number 3. Yellow CAT has 36 stops including:[4]

  1. [16965] Claisebrook stationT
  2. [16957] Royal Street Car Park
  3. [16958] East Perth TAFE
  4. [16959] Royal Square
  5. [16960] Victoria Gardens
  6. [16949] Nile Street
  7. [16951] Don Aitken Centre2
  8. [12914] Plain Street2
  9. [12915] Wellington Square2
  10. [12917] Hill Street
  11. [12919] Lord Street
  12. [12920] Royal Perth Hospital South
  13. [12923] Western Power
  14. [12924] Forrest Place2T
  15. [23084] Raine Square2B
  16. [23085] Perth Arena
  17. [23086] Sutherland Street
  18. [12928] Harold Boas Gardens South5
  19. [23087] Colin Street
  20. [23088] Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
  21. [12895] Harold Boas Gardens North5
  22. [23090] Sutherland Street
  23. [23091] Perth Arena
  24. [12900] William StreetB
  25. [12901] Perth station2T
  26. [12904] Pier Street
  27. [12907] Royal Perth Hospital North
  28. [12909] Wellington Fair
  29. [12911] Wellington Square North
  30. [12913] Police Traffic Branch
  31. [16944] Main Roads
  32. [16946] East Perth Cemetery
  33. [16952] Haig Park Circle
  34. [16954] Regal Place
  35. [16955] Education Department
  36. [16956] Health Department

Green CAT[edit]

The Green CAT commenced running between Leederville station and Elizabeth Quay Bus Station via City West station, through West Perth on 1 July 2013.[6] It is designed to ease congestion on the existing Red CAT service and in the CBD train stations. Green CAT runs as bus route number 5. Green CAT does not run on weekends or public holidays. Green CAT has 20 stops including:[4]

  1. [12218] Elizabeth Quay Bus Station B41BT
  2. [10091] Mill Street
  3. [10092] Milligan Street
  4. [10093] Harvest Terrace
  5. [10094] Havelock Street
  6. [26650] Ord Street
  7. [26652] Hay Street
  8. [12895] Harold Boas Gardens North3
  9. [26654] Sutherland Street
  10. [12932] City West stationT
  11. [26656] Leederville stationT
  12. [12931] City West stationT
  13. [26665] Sutherland Street
  14. [12928] Harold Boas Gardens South3
  15. [26653] Hay Street
  16. [26651] Kings Park Road
  17. [10113] Havelock Street
  18. [10114] Harvest Terrace
  19. [10115] Milligan Street
  20. [10117] Cloisters

Fremantle CAT[edit]

Volgren bodied Mercedes-Benz O405NH Fremantle CAT bus outside Fremantle station in September 2010, before the original Fremantle CAT was split into two colour coded routes

On 26 August 2000, a CAT service commenced in Fremantle.[7][8] Today there are two Fremantle CAT routes: the Fremantle Red CAT and Fremantle Blue CAT. They go to tourist destinations in Fremantle. These CAT service are operated by Transdev WA. Fremantle CAT is served by two routes, and has 30 stops in total including:[9]

Red CAT - Route 6 Blue CAT - Route 7
  1. [20303] Maritime Museum & E-Shed Markets
  2. [10440] Phillimore Street Victoria Quay7
  3. [10441] Fremantle station7BCRT
  4. [10443] Queen Street Shopping PrecinctCR
  5. [10876] High Street Kings Square
  6. [10877] High Street CBC Fremantle
  7. [11020] Ord Street Fremantle Park
  8. [11021] Fremantle Arts & Leisure Centres
  9. [10451] Parry Street
  10. [10452] Beach Street
  11. [11158] Cantonment Street Woolstores Shopping Centre
  12. [26087] Fremantle station7BCRT
  1. [10441] Fremantle station6BCRT
  2. [10453] Cappuccino Strip
  3. [16980] Fremantle MarketsCR
  4. [10454] Fremantle HospitalCR
  5. [10455] South Terrace Wray Avenue
  6. [10456] South Terrace Price StreetCR
  7. [10457] South Terrace Gold Street
  8. [10458] South Terrace Charles Street
  9. [10459] South Terrace Wardie Street
  10. [10460] South Terrace Orient Street
  11. [10444] Marine Terrace South Beach
  12. [10445] Marine Terrace Fremantle Sailing Club
  13. [10446] Marine Terrace Capo D'Orlando Drive
  14. [10447] Marine Terrace South Street
  15. [10448] Marine Terrace Howard Street
  16. [10449] Esplanade Hotel
  17. [10450] Fishing Boat Harbour
  18. [10440] Phillimore Street Victoria Quay6

Joondalup CAT[edit]

Volgren bodied Mercedes-Benz O405NH Joondalup CAT bus on Grand Boulevard, Joondalup in October 2010

The Joondalup CAT started operation on 9 January 2006, and was operated by Path Transit, but has been operated by Transdev WA since 1 May 2011.[10][11] It runs as bus routes 10 (anti-clockwise) and 11 (clockwise) around the Joondalup CBD, operating Monday to Friday; and bus route 13 running a clockwise, after hours clockwise circle around Edith Cowan University's Joondalup Campus, operating Monday to Thursday on ECU university days only. The stops are as follows:[12]

Red CAT - Route 10 Blue CAT - Route 11
  1. [17852] Joondalup station Stand 813T
  2. [22359] ECU Kendrew Crescent
  3. [22360] University Drive
  4. [22361] ECU Student Village
  5. [22362] ECU Child Care
  6. [17840] Lakeside Drive
  7. [17841] WA Police Academy
  8. [22363] West Coast TAFE Joondalup Campus
  9. [17842] Lakeside Park
  10. [17870] Civic Centre
  11. [22364] Centrelink
  12. [22365] Joondalup Health Campus
  13. [17834] Boas Avenue
  14. [17835] Joondalup Central Park
  15. [17852] Joondalup station Stand 813T
  1. [17852] Joondalup station Stand 9T
  2. [17826] Joondalup Central Park
  3. [17827] Boas Avenue
  4. [23150] Joondalup Health Campus
  5. [23151] Centrelink
  6. [17871] Civic Centre
  7. [17843] Lakeside Park
  8. [17844] West Coast TAFE Joondalup Campus
  9. [23152] WA Police Academy
  10. [17837] Lakeside Drive
  11. [23153] ECU Child Care Centre
  12. [23154] ECU Student Village13
  13. [23155] University Drive13
  14. [17825] Grand Boulevard Car Park13
  15. [17852] Joondalup station Stand 9T
Yellow CAT - Route 13
  1. [17852] Joondalup station Stand 810T
  2. [25913] ECU Library
  3. [25997] ECU Sports and Fitness Centre
  4. [23154] ECU Student Village11
  5. [23155] University Drive11
  6. [17825] Grand Boulevard Car Park11
  7. [17852] Joondalup station Stand 810T

Rockingham City Centre Transit System[edit]

The Rockingham City Centre Shuttle started operation on 23 December 2007, and is operated by Transdev WA. It is the only CAT service that charges a fare. It runs as bus route 555. It travels around Rockingham City, and stops at:[13]

To Rockingham beach To Rockingham station
Rae Road Busway
  • [24323] Genie CourtB
Kitson Street
  • [24167] Anniversary ParkB
Contest Parade
  • [23849] Rockingham CityB
  • [24332] Civic BoulevardB
Chalgrove Avenue
  • [24329] Rockingham Council ChambersB
Goddard Street
  • [17317] Leeuwin Parade
  • [25605] Dixon Road
Patterson Road
Wanliss Street
  • [24320] Jecks Street
  • [25525] Lewington Street
  • [24328] Rockingham Beach Road
Rockingham Beach Road
Railway Terrace
  • [23893] Kent Street
Railway Terrace
  • [23893] Kent Street
Kent Street
  • [17219] Flinders Lane
Wanliss Street
  • [24321] Smythe Street
  • [24319] Jecks Street
Patterson Road
Goddard Street
  • [25604] Dixon Road
  • [17319] Leeuwin Parade
Chalgrove Avenue
  • [24330] Rockingham Council ChambersB
Contest Parade
  • [24331] Civic BoulevardB
  • [23850] Rockingham CityB
Kitson Street
  • [24168] Anniversary ParkB
Rae Road Busway
  • [24324] Genie CourtB
  • [23793] Rockingham station Stand 12BT

Midland Gate Shuttle[edit]

The Midland Gate Shuttle started operation on 5 July 2009, and is operated by Swan Transit. It runs as route 300 and does not operate on Sundays and Public holidays. It travels in an anti-clockwise circle from Midland station around Midland Gate Shopping Centre and then back to Midland station, and stops at:[14]

Helena Street
Great Eastern Highway
  • [14533] Tuohy Lane
  • [14534] Cale Street
  • [14535] Sayer Street
Lloyd Street
The Crescent
  • [14673] Mellar Court
  • [14674] Templeman Place
  • [23938] Sayer Street
  • [14676] Cale Street
Keane Street
  • [14678] The Avenue
The Avenue
Old Great Northern Highway
  • [25695] The Avenue
Great Eastern Highway
Helena Street
  • [14628] Victoria Street
  • [23819] Midland stationBT

Key[edit]

1 - interchange with Blue CAT
2 - interchange with Red CAT
3 - interchange with Yellow CAT
5 - interchange with Green CAT
T - interchange with train
B - interchange with bus
CR - interchange with CircleRoute
F - interchange with ferry

Bus fleets[edit]

The CAT services commenced in 1996 with 16 diesel-hydraulic engine powered, Scania-Danish Automobile Building Silkeborg MidCity Series II 0860S low-floor, wheelchair accessible city buses.[15] These were replaced in August 2005 by 25 Volgren bodied Mercedes-Benz OC500LEs that are fuelled by compressed natural gas and 16 Volgren bodied Volvo B7RLEs.[16][17] In addition to the designated fleet, other Transperth liveried buses can sometimes be used. In 2016, a new fleet of 32 Volgren bodied Volvo B8RLEs will be introduced.[18][19][20]

The Fremantle CAT fleet consists of three Mercedes-Benz O405NHs and the Joondalup CAT fleet consists of two Mercedes-Benz O405NHs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New CAT free bus service will replace City Clipper network from July Minister for Transport 15 May 1996
  2. ^ Red CAT bus service starts-today Minister for Transport 23 September 1996
  3. ^ Green CAT Brochure Public Transport Authority
  4. ^ a b c d CAT Timetable Transperth 31 January 2016
  5. ^ Yellow CAT set to serve East Perth residents Minister for Planning & Infrastructure 6 November 2002
  6. ^ Free Green CAT starts tomorrow Minister for Transport 30 June 2013
  7. ^ Fremantle Clipper to become a seven day service Minister for Transport 23 February 2000
  8. ^ Minister unveils distinctive new CAT buses for Fremantle Minister for Transport 26 August 2000
  9. ^ Fremantle CAT timetable Transperth 12 April 2015
  10. ^ Gallop Government gears up for new Joondalup CAT service Minister for Planning & Infrastructure 11 January 2005
  11. ^ Annual Plan 2005/2006 Progress Report City of Joondalup
  12. ^ Joondalup CAT timetable Transperth 21 March 2015
  13. ^ Route 555 timetable Transperth 20 September 2009
  14. ^ Route 300 timetable Transperth 5 July 2009
  15. ^ Unveiling of one of new CAT buses to replace Clippers Minister for Transport 15 May 1996
  16. ^ New CAT bus fleet provides a better ride for city commuters Minister for Planning & Infrastructure 23 January 2005
  17. ^ New look, new home and new route for bigger, greener CAT bus fleet Minister for Planning & Infrastructure 21 August 2005
  18. ^ WA to buy cleanest diesel buses Minister for Transport 10 August 2015
  19. ^ Diesel-electric CAT bus trial deemed a failure The West Australian 10 August 2015
  20. ^ No electric buses for Perth Australasian Bus & Coach 17 August 2015

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