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2024 School Service Changes

Wed 31 Jan

From Wednesday 31 January (Start of Term One 2024), there will be changes to a significant number of school services across the Transperth network. These changes are made to offer the best possible service across the network.

Students intending to travel to school via public transport should:
  • Visit our Get On Board website for more information for parents and students using our services
  • Plan your journey prior to school starting. The JourneyPlanner will be updated with the new school services prior to school starting. Remember to change the date in the JourneyPlanner to the first day of school and make sure 'School Bus' is selected
  • Obtain a Student SmartRider or ensure you have exact cash to purchase a ticket, as bus drivers aren't currently giving change
  • Not every school will undergo changes, however all students should plan their journey before starting the new school year.
 

Armadale Senior High School

New Route 249

Will operate between Hilbert and Armadale Station, providing basic travel opportunities for students to access Armadale Station and connecting services onto Armadale Senior High School.  

Weekday trips will operate as follows:

  • Departing Lexington Av / Atlantic Rd, Hilbert at 7.08am, 7.28am and 7.45am
  • Departing Armadale Station at 3.25pm, 3.45pm and 5.35pm.

This service is subject to consistent and well supported patronage, with additional services implemented over time as resources allow.

Route 253

To provide improved travel opportunities for students attending Armadale Senior High School, a small number of additional trips will operate on school days only between Jarrahdale, Mundijong, Byford and Armadale Station.

Students within Jarrahdale are encouraged to use the following services:

Morning Trip

  • Students should utilise the trip departing Kingsbury Dr / Jacaranda Av at 7.10am
  • This trip travels via the Jarrahdale General store deviating via The Chestnuts Estate and Whitby Estate
  • Students should alight on South Western Hwy adjacent to the school.

Afternoon Trip

  • Departs Stop 13188 located in the bus departure area at the back of the school at 3.00pm
  • This trip deviates via Armadale Station, Salvado Catholic College, Byford Secondary College, Whitby Estate and The Chestnuts Estate.

View the service update here for more information.

Austin Cove Baptist College

Route 600

  • Will now travel via Ravenswood and undergo a new route alignment
  • Will undergo time changes and operate additional deviating trips
  • Services will no longer deviate to Austin Cove Baptist College Primary Campus due to the closure of the campus.

An updated copy of the timetable, including a map of the revised route is available here. 

School Special 719

  • Will be withdrawn and replaced with additional deviating Route 600 trips
  • Students should pay close attention to the front destination display to ensure they board the bus in the correct direction.

School Special 720

  • Will no longer service Austin Cove Baptist College Primary Campus due to the closure of the campus
  • Services will now terminate and arrive from the main campus on California Cr, South Yunderup.

School Special 728

  • Will no longer service Austin Cove Baptist College Primary Campus due to the closure of the campus
  • Services will now terminate and arrive from the main campus on California Cr, South Yunderup.

Bob Hawke College

Route 95

In response to additional enrolments at Bob Hawke College, an additional trip will operate in the morning and afternoon on school days only.

Morning Trip

  • Departing Glendalough Station at 8.05am
  • Via Subiaco Station at 8.21am
  • Arriving at Bob Hawke College at 8.31am.

Afternoon Trip

  • Departing Subiaco Station at 2.55pm
  • Via Bob Hawke College at 3.00pm
  • Arriving at Glendalough Station at 3.25pm.

Existing services will continue to operate.

Route 990

  • An additional trip will depart Perth Busport at 7.44am, arriving at Glendalough Station at 8.03am on school days only
  • This trip will then continue as Route 95, departing Glendalough Station at 8.05am (see above).

Byford Secondary College

Route 253

To provide improved travel opportunities for students attending Byford Secondary College, a small number of additional trips will operate on school days only between Jarrahdale, Mundijong, Byford and Armadale Station.

Students within Jarrahdale are encouraged to use the following services:

Morning Trip

  • Students should utilise the trip departing Jarrahdale General Store at 7.46am
  • This trip deviates via The Chestnuts Estate, Whitby Estate and Byford Secondary College.

Afternoon Trip

  • Services depart Stop 28457 on Gordin Wy adjacent to Byford Secondary College at approximately 3.15pm and 3.17pm
  • All services deviate via Whitby Estate and the Chestnuts Estate
  • Students are encouraged to board the first bus to arrive in order to reduce crowding.

View the service update here for more information.

School Special 731

To coincide with the introduction of Route 249, a number of additional stops will be serviced on Rowley Rd in Hilbert.

The following stops will be serviced in the morning:

  • Stop 28924 (Rowley Rd after Eleventh Rd)
  • Stop 28926 (Rowley Rd after Masters Rd)
  • Stop 29827 (Rowley Rd before Hilbert Rd).

The following stops will be serviced in the afternoon:

  • Stop 28931 (Rowley Rd after Hilbert Rd)
  • Stop 28932 (Rowley Rd before Masters Rd)
  • Stop 28925 (Rowley Rd before Eleventh Rd).

Existing stops will continue to be serviced.

Carey Baptist College

To provide additional capacity and more closely align services with school start and finish times, a number of routes servicing Carey Baptist College will undergo changes. 

Students should pay attention to new the departure times as some school trips will operate at different times and not all services will deviate to the school.

Route 233

Will undergo time changes and operate additional service deviations to Carey Baptist College.

Route 518

In response to increasing patronage at Carey Baptist College, an additional Route 518 trip will operate in the morning on school days only.

The trip will operate as follows:

  • Departing Livingston Marketplace at 8.02am
  • Via Carey Baptist College at approximately 8.21am
  • Arriving at Cockburn Central Station at 8.46am.

Route 519

  • A number of trips will undergo time changes
  • An additional trip will depart Harrisdale Senior High School at 2.57pm on school days only, passing St John Bosco College at approximately 3.06pm, arriving at Armadale Station at 3.40pm
  • The existing trip passing Harrisdale Senior School at 3.10pm and St John Bosco College at 3.19pm will no longer deviate via these schools, instead operating as a normal trip to Armadale Station.

Carine Senior High School

Route 425

In response to increasing patronage at Carine Senior High School, Route 425 will undergo a number of changes as follows:

  • Will undergo time changes
  • An additional trip will depart Warwick Station at 8.40am on school days, terminating at Carine Senior High School at 8.49am
  • The existing trip departing Stirling Station at 8.29am will extend to Warwick Station, providing additional travel options for students.

Route 442

  • Will undergo time changes
  • An additional trip will depart from Stand 2 at Carine Senior High School at 3.12pm on school days, arriving at Whitfords Station at 3.45pm
  • Students using the existing Route 441 afternoon deviation may benefit from the introduction of Route 442.

School Special 743 (PM Service)

Will undergo a permanent route change to coincide with a new Route 442 trip from Carine Senior High School.

School Special 743 (PM Service) will operate via normal route to the corner of Cliff St and Sheppard Wy, then via Cliff St, left Marine Tce, right West Coast Dr, terminating at Stop 18868 adjacent to Hillarys Boat Harbour.

The following stops will no longer be serviced:

  • Stop 24026 (Sheppard Wy after Sheahan Wy)
  • Stop 24027 (Parnell Av after Sheppard Wy)
  • Stop 17960 (Marmion Av after Parnell Av)
  • Stop 17961 (Marmion Av before Freeman Wy).

Students alighting at the affected stops should consider the new Route 442 trip departing Carine Senior High School at 3.12pm.

Como Secondary College

Route 34

In response to increasing patronage at Como Secondary College, the trip departing Penrhos College at 3.25pm to Perth Busport will now depart Curtin University Bus Station at 3.08pm, passing Como Secondary College at approximately 3.25pm.

Court Grammar School

Route 253

To provide improved travel opportunities for students attending Court Grammar School, a small number of additional trips will operate on school days only between Jarrahdale, Mundijong, Byford and Armadale Station.

Students within Jarrahdale are encouraged to use the following services:

Morning Trip

  • Students should utilise the trip departing Jarrahdale General Store at 7.58am
  • This trip deviates via The Chestnuts Estate, Whitby Estate and Court Grammar School.

Afternoon Trip

  • Departs Stop 25717 on Bishop Rd adjacent to Court Grammar School at 3.15pm
  • This trip deviates via Whitby Estate and The Chestnuts Estate.

View the service update here for more information.

Eastern Hills High School

School Special 713

Will undergo a permanent route change and terminate at Stop 15037 (Stratham St before Great Eastern Hwy). This service will then continue to Midland as Route 322.

Emmanuel Catholic College

Route 530

Trips to Cockburn Central Station will now depart Emmanuel Catholic College at 3.10pm and 3.13pm.

Frederick Irwin Anglican Community School, Assumption Catholic Primary and Mandurah Baptist College

Route 574

Will undergo time changes.

School Special 774 (PM Service)

Services will now depart Lakelands Station at 3.44pm and 3.45pm.

Harrisdale Senior High School

To provide additional capacity and more closely align services with school start and finish times, a number of routes servicing Harrisdale Senior High School will undergo changes. 

Students should pay attention to new the departure times as some school trips will operate at different times and not all services will deviate to the school. 

Route 233

Will undergo time changes and operate additional service deviations to Harrisdale Senior High School.

Route 518

In response to increasing patronage at Harrisdale Senior High School, an additional Route 518 trip will operate in the morning on school days only.

The trip will operate as follows:

  • Departing Livingston Marketplace at 8.02am
  • Via Harrisdale Senior High School at approximately 8.21am
  • Arriving at Cockburn Central Station at 8.46am.

Route 519

  • A number of trips will undergo time changes
  • An additional trip will depart Stand 1 at 2.57pm on school days only, arriving at Armadale Station at 3.40pm
  • The existing trip passing Harrisdale Senior High School at 3.10pm will no longer deviate via the school.

Helena College (Senior School Campus)

The Route 321 trip departing Midland Station at 7.45am on school days only will now depart at 7.41am and will no longer deviate via McGlew Rd.

This provides an option for students travelling to Helena College (Senior School Campus) on Bilgoman Rd. The trip will continue to deviate via Parkerville, extending to Mundaring Christian School and Mundaring Primary School.

John Calvin Christian College (Armadale Campus)

New Route 249

Will operate between Hilbert and Armadale Station, providing basic travel opportunities for students to access Armadale Station and connecting services onto John Calvin Christian College. 

Weekday trips will operate as follows:

  • Departing Lexington Av / Atlantic Rd, Hilbert at 7.08am, 7.28am and 7.45am
  • Departing Armadale Station at 3.25pm, 3.45pm and 5.35pm.

This service is subject to consistent and well supported patronage, with additional services implemented over time as resources allow.

Route 253

To provide improved travel opportunities for students attending John Calvin Christian College, a small number of additional trips will operate on school days only between Jarrahdale, Mundijong, Byford and Armadale Station.

Students within Jarrahdale are encouraged to use the following services:

Morning Trip

  • Students should utilise the trip departing Kingsbury Dr / Jacaranda Av at 7.10am
  • This trip travels via the Jarrahdale General store deviating via The Chestnuts Estate and Whitby Estate
  • Students should alight at Armadale Station and transfer to Route 243, departing Stand 6 at 8.12am.

Afternoon Trip

  • Students should catch Route 243 to Armadale Station and transfer to Route 253, departing Stand 1 at 3.36pm
  • This trip deviates via Whitby Estate and The Chestnuts Estate.

View the service update here for more information.

John Wollaston Anglican Community School

New Route 249

Will operate between Hilbert and Armadale Station, providing basic travel opportunities for students to access Armadale Station and connecting services onto John Walliston Anglican Community School. 

Weekday trips will operate as follows:

  • Departing Lexington Av / Atlantic Rd, Hilbert at 7.08am, 7.28am and 7.45am
  • Departing Armadale Station at 3.25pm, 3.45pm and 5.35pm.

This service is subject to consistent and well supported patronage, with additional services implemented over time as resources allow.

Route 253

To provide improved travel opportunities for students attending John Wollaston Anglican Community School, a small number of additional trips will operate on school days only between Jarrahdale, Mundijong, Byford and Armadale Station.

Students within Jarrahdale are encouraged to use the following services:

Morning Trip

  • Students should utilise the trip departing Kingsbury Dr / Jacaranda Av at 7.10am
  • This trip travels via the Jarrahdale General store deviating via The Chestnuts Estate and Whitby Estate
  • This trip will continue as School Special 758, students will not need to transfer buses.

Afternoon Trip

  • Students should catch School Special 758 to Armadale Station and connect to Route 253, departing Stand 1 at 3.36pm
  • This trip deviates via Whitby Estate and The Chestnuts Estate.

View the service update here for more information.

School Special 758

Will undergo a route change in the afternoon extending back to Armadale Station for the duration of the Armadale Line Shutdown.

School Special 758 will travel express from John Wollaston Anglican Community School to Kelmscott Station, then express to Armadale Station. This service will continue to Jarrahdale as Route 253.

Kalamunda Senior High School

Routes 307 and 322

Due to the long term closure of Helena Valley Rd associated with Water Corporation works, students that transfer between routes 307 and 322 on Helena Valley Rd near Scott St (stops 24992 and 27821) will now need to travel to Midland Station to complete their journey. Students are encouraged to plan their journey to accommodate increased travel times.

The following stops will not be in use for the duration of the works:

  • 24992 (Helena Valley Rd after Scott St)
  • 27821 (Helena Valley Rd before Scott St).

Transperth apologises and understands that these changes will have significant impacts.

Services will return to normal once Water Corporation works are complete and the road network allows.

Due to short notice and printing limitations, these changes will be effective from Sunday 28 January despite new timetables 96 and 110 being dated Sunday 4 February.

Kiara College

Route 353

In response to increasing patronage at Kiara College, Route 353 will undergo a number of changes as follows:

  • An additional short trip will depart Kiara College at 3.05pm on school days only, arriving at Henley Brook Bus Station at 3.38pm
  • The existing trip departing Bassendean Station at 3.06pm will no longer deviate via Kiara College.

Lumen Christi College

Route 253

To provide improved travel opportunities for students attending Lumen Christi College, a small number of additional trips will operate on school days only between Jarrahdale, Mundijong, Byford and Armadale Station.

Students within Jarrahdale are encouraged to use the following services:

Morning Trip

  • Students should utilise the trip departing Kingsbury Dr / Jacaranda Av at 7.10am
  • This trip travels via the Jarrahdale General store deviating via The Chestnuts Estate and Whitby Estate
  • This trip will continue as School Special 758, students will not need to transfer buses.

Afternoon Trip

  • Students should catch Route 220 to Armadale Station and transfer to Route 253, departing Stand 1 at 4.07pm
  • This trip deviates via Whitby Estate and The Chestnuts Estate.

View the service update here for more information.

Mazenod College

Routes 307 and 322

Due to the long term closure of Helena Valley Rd associated with Water Corporation works, students that transfer between routes 307 and 322 on Helena Valley Rd near Scott St (stops 24992 and 27821) will now need to travel to Midland Station to complete their journey. Students are encouraged to plan their journey to accommodate increased travel times.

The following stops will not be in use for the duration of the works:

  • 24992 (Helena Valley Rd after Scott St)
  • 27821 (Helena Valley Rd before Scott St).

Transperth apologises and understands that these changes will have significant impacts.

Services will return to normal once Water Corporation works are complete and the road network allows.

Due to short notice and printing limitations, these changes will be effective from Sunday 28 January despite new timetables 96 and 110 being dated Sunday 4 February.

Melville Senior High School

Route 502

In response to increasing patronage at Melville Senior High School, Route 502 will operate an additional trip on school days only. This trip will operate on a trial basis and requires consistent and well supported patronage to be retained.

The trip will operate as follows:

  • Departing Bull Creek Station at 7.53am
  • Via Melville Senior High School at approximately 8.00am
  • Arriving at Fremantle Station at 8.29am.

Ocean Reef Senior High School

School Special 771

Will undergo a minor time change and depart Kinross College two minutes later at 8.26am, arriving at Ocean Reef Senior High School at 8.46am.

Penrhos College

Route 34

The trip departing Penrhos College at 3.25pm to Perth Busport will now depart Curtin University Bus Station at 3.08pm, passing Penrhos College at approximately 3.28pm.

Students can board this service from Stop 11925 on Thelma St, opposite the school.

Pinjarra Primary School

Route 600

Will now travel via Ravenswood and undergo a new route alignment.

An updated copy of the timetable, including a map of the revised route is available here. 

School Special 721

  • Will be withdrawn
  • Students can instead use Route 600 or School Special 726.

Pinjarra Senior High School

Route 600

Will now travel via Ravenswood and undergo a new route alignment.

An updated copy of the timetable, including a map of the revised route is available here. 

School Special 721

  • Will be withdrawn
  • Students can instead use Route 600 or School Special 726.

Salvado Catholic College

Route 253

To provide improved travel opportunities for students attending Salvado Catholic College, a small number of additional trips will operate on school days only between Jarrahdale, Mundijong, Byford and Armadale Station.

Students within Jarrahdale are encouraged to use the following services:

Morning Trip

  • Students should utilise the trip departing Jarrahdale General Store at 7.46am
  • This trip deviates via The Chestnuts Estate, Whitby Estate and Salvado Catholic College.

Afternoon Trip

  • Services depart Stop 28266 on Mead St adjacent to Salvado Catholic College at approximately 3.13pm and 3.15pm
  • All services deviate via Whitby Estate and the Chestnuts Estate
  • Students are encouraged to board the first bus to arrive in order to reduce crowding.

View the service update here for more information.

Shenton College

In response to increasing patronage at Shenton College, routes 28, 998 and 999 will operate additional trips.

Route 28

Morning Changes

  • An additional trip will depart Claremont Station at 8.12am on school days only, terminating at Shenton Park Station at 8.53am.

Afternoon Changes

  • An additional trip will depart Shenton Park Station at 3.05pm on school days only, terminating at HBF Stadium at 3.27pm
  • Surrounding trips will undergo time changes to reduce crowding, with school day trips from Shenton Park Station now departing at 3.00pm, 3.05pm, 3.10pm and 3.15pm.

Route 998

An additional trip will depart Shenton Park Station at 2.57pm on school days only, terminating at Stirling Station at 3.28pm.

This trip will initially be untimetabled to allow Transperth to monitor effectiveness and modify if required.

Students are encouraged to board the first available bus in order to reduce crowding on later services.

Route 999

An additional trip will depart Stirling Station at 8.06am, arriving at UWA at 8.48am.

This trip will initially be untimetabled to allow Transperth to monitor effectiveness and modify if required.

St Brigid's College

Routes 307 and 322

Due to the long term closure of Helena Valley Rd associated with Water Corporation works, students that transfer between routes 307 and 322 on Helena Valley Rd near Scott St (stops 24992 and 27821) will now need to travel to Midland Station to complete their journey. Students are encouraged to plan their journey to accommodate increased travel times.

The following stops will not be in use for the duration of the works:

  • 24992 (Helena Valley Rd after Scott St)
  • 27821 (Helena Valley Rd before Scott St).

Transperth apologises and understands that these changes will have significant impacts.

Services will return to normal once Water Corporation works are complete and the road network allows.

Due to short notice and printing limitations, these changes will be effective from Sunday 28 January despite new timetables 96 and 110 being dated Sunday 4 February.

St John Bosco College

To provide additional capacity and more closely align services with school start and finish times, a number of routes servicing St John Bosco College will undergo changes.

Students should pay attention to new the departure times as some school trips will operate at different times and not all services will deviate to the school.  

Route 233

Will undergo time changes and operate additional service deviations to St John Bosco College.

Route 519

  • A number of trips will undergo time changes
  • An additional trip will depart Harrisdale Senior High School at 2.57pm on school days only, passing St John Bosco College at approximately 3.06pm, arriving at Armadale Station at 3.40pm
  • The existing trip passing St John Bosco College at 3.19pm will no longer deviate via the school.

The King’s College

Route 544

The afternoon trip to Wellard Station, deviating via The King’s College will depart the school at the earlier time of approximately 3.26pm.

Ursula Frayne Catholic College

In response to increasing patronage, Route 930 will undergo time changes and operate additional trips in the morning and afternoon.

Woodvale Secondary College

In response to a change in school finish times, a number of routes servicing Woodvale Secondary College will undergo changes.  

Routes 465 and 466

The afternoon trips to Joondalup Station will depart Woodvale Secondary College 10 minutes later at 3.10pm.

School Special 750

The afternoon trip to Whitfords Station will depart Woodvale Secondary College 10 minutes later at 3.10pm.

For further assistance or to plan your journey visit transperth.wa.gov.au or call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13 (TIS: 13 14 50) Hearing or speech impaired? Call via NRS 133 677 and ask for 13 62 13.

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