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 Transperth
Volgren bodied Mercedes-Benz OC500LE in October 2005

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]

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

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
  1. [12938] Aberdeen Street
  2. [12939] Francis Street
  3. [12933] Russell Square
  4. [12934] Northbridge
  5. [12935] James Street
  6. [10221] Horseshoe BridgeT
  7. [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
  1. [10223] Perth Underground1T
  2. [16912] Central Park
  3. [16913] His Majesty's
  4. [16914] QV.1
  5. [16916] Parliament
  6. [16917] Emerald Terrace
  7. [16919] West Perth
  8. [17511] Outram Street
  9. [17509] Ord Street
  10. [17510] Havelock Street
  1. [17497] Gordon Street
  2. [17498] Milligan Street
  3. [17499] Raine SquareT
  4. [12901] Perth station3T
  5. [16972] Murray Street
  6. [16968] Royal Perth Hospital
  7. [16969] Mercedes College
  8. [16971] Bennett Street
  9. [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
  1. [12923] Western Power
  2. [12924] Forrest Place2T
  3. [23084] Raine Square2B
  4. [23085] Perth Arena
  5. [23086] Sutherland Street
  6. [12928] Harold Boas Gardens South5
  7. [23087] Colin Street
  8. [23088] Princess Margaret Hospital for Children
  9. [12895] Harold Boas Gardens North5
  10. [23090] Sutherland Street
  11. [23091] Perth Arena
  12. [12900] William StreetB
  1. [12901] Perth station2T
  2. [12904] Pier Street
  3. [12907] Royal Perth Hospital North
  4. [12909] Wellington Fair
  5. [12911] Wellington Square North
  6. [12913] Police Traffic Branch
  7. [16944] Main Roads
  8. [16946] East Perth Cemetery
  9. [16952] Haig Park Circle
  10. [16954] Regal Place
  11. [16955] Education Department
  12. [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
  1. [12895] Harold Boas Gardens North3
  2. [26654] Sutherland Street
  3. [12932] City West stationT
  4. [26656] Leederville stationT
  5. [12931] City West stationT
  6. [26665] Sutherland Street
  7. [12928] Harold Boas Gardens South3
  1. [26653] Hay Street
  2. [26651] Kings Park Road
  3. [10113] Havelock Street
  4. [10114] Harvest Terrace
  5. [10115] Milligan Street
  6. [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] Beach Street James Street
  10. [10452] Cheviot Hotel
  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 Douro Road
  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 81113T
  2. [22359] Edith Cowan University
  3. [22360] ECU Student Guild
  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] Joondalup City Library
  10. [17870] Joondalup City Council
  11. [22364] Centrelink Joondalup
  12. [22365] Joondalup Health Campus
  13. [17834] Boas Avenue
  14. [17835] Joondalup Central Park
  15. [17852] Joondalup station Stand 81113T
  1. [17852] Joondalup station Stand 81013T
  2. [17826] Joondalup Central Park
  3. [17827] Boas Avenue
  4. [23150] Joondalup Health Campus
  5. [23151] Centrelink Joondalup
  6. [17871] Joondalup City Council
  7. [17843] Joondalup City Library
  8. [17844] West Coast TAFE Joondalup Campus
  9. [23152] WA Police Academy
  10. [17837] Lakeside Drive
  11. [23153] ECU Child Care
  12. [23154] ECU Student Village13
  13. [23155] ECU Student Guild13
  14. [17825] Grand Boulevard Car Park13
  15. [17852] Joondalup station Stand 81013T
Yellow CAT - Route 13
  1. [17852] Joondalup station Stand 81011T
  2. [25913] ECU Library
  3. [25997] ECU Sports and Fitness Centre
  4. [23154] ECU Student Village11
  5. [23155] ECU Student Guild11
  6. [17825] Grand Boulevard Car Park11
  7. [17852] Joondalup station Stand 81011T

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 4 February 2015
  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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