Saturday, 28 April 2012

Service Changes for Whitfords and Clarkson area services

On 29th April there will be changes to buses running from Whitfords (some to Joondalup) and Clarkson. This will include routes 352, 450, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 467, 468, 469, 480, 483, 484 and 490.
There will be extra peak hour trips on the 460, 461 and 462, and extra weekday off-peak trips on the 460, 462, 463, and 464, for half hourly frequencies on each route. Since the 461 already runs on a half-hourly basis, this means gthat all feeder buses from Whitfords to Joondalup west of the Mitchell Freeway will run every 30 minutes, which will be very good for public transport users in the areas, especially since there are common sections of routes with combined (roughly)15-minutely service. Those living east of the freeway still only get their hourly 465s and 466s, but this is normal in other areas.
The 483 will extend along Camborne Parkway, Hollington Boulevard and Santorini Promenade to the 484 teminus (Santorini Prom after Benenden Av), and will run extra trips during the peak and weekday off-peak (for off-peak service every 30 min). This means the Santorini Prom terminal will get buses roughly every 15 min on weekdays.
In addition  routes 352, 450, 465, 466, 467, 468, 469, 480 and 490 will get minor time changes.
These improvements will make public transport much more useful in the Whitfords and Clarkson areas.