Burekup stop added to new bus service

Published on Friday, 14 October 2022 at 3:49:39 PM

Burekup residents are being encouraged to show their support for a new daily bus service to and from Bunbury, starting from 24 October.

Burekup has been added as a stop in the 12-month trial of a new bus service between Collie and Bunbury, recently announced by the State Government.

With a Burekup stop not initially included, Collie-Preston MLA Jodie Hanns said she was prompted to act following feedback from the Burekup community and Dardanup Shire President Mick Bennett.

“I’m delighted to announce that Burekup has been added as a bus stop in the 12 month trial for the Collie to Bunbury road coach service,” she said.

“I’ve listened to the residents’ feedback about access to the service and can advise that they can purchase tickets over the phone by ringing the Collie Visitors Centre on 9734 2051 or online at the Transwa website.  

My message to the community now is make sure we use this service. The trial will run for a 12 month period, with patronage closely monitored to determine the feasibility of the service."

The trial will introduce return trips between Collie and Bunbury Monday to Friday, leaving early in the morning and returning in the late afternoon.

Premier Mark McGowan’s announcement of the 12-month trial followed a decision by South West Coach Lines to cease return services between Collie and Bunbury, and Collie and Manjimup earlier this year. 

While the trial is planned to run for a year, passenger numbers will be reviewed regularly.

Throughout the trial period, an analysis of patronage will determine whether the service continues.

The trial will also present an opportunity for the State Government to assess how bus services can be improved in Bunbury more broadly, to improve efficiency and community access.

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