Roberts welcomes a new bus service for Jane Brook
The service was originally an extension to the school bus run but it is now a peak hour service on week days for the whole community and it will begin operating on Sunday, November 19.
The new 313 route has been introduced as the first stage of an expanded service within Jane Brook and more trips may be added as development continues.
The route has been designed to provide the community access to Midland Station where connections can then be made to schools, including Governor Stirling SHS and La Salle College.
The 313 will replace school specials 754 to Governor Stirling SHS and La Salle College and the 766 service to La Salle College.
The new route will also provide another option for students at Swan Christian College and Swan View SHS who live in Jane Brook.
It will go to Swan View SHS, via Morrison Road, then continue on to the Midland railway station where the 313 will become the School Special 768 to Swan Christian College.
In the afternoon, Swan Christian College students will have four bus options to Midland, which will link to the 313 and take them back to Jane Brook.
Mrs Roberts said the expanded bus service was long overdue and great news for Jane Brook residents.
“I worked closely with the Jane Brook Community Association president Mathew Merson and lobbied the previous government to get expanded bus services into Jane Brook, but the Barnett Government wouldn’t listen,” she said.
“Now, the new Transport Minister Rita Saffioti has confirmed Transperth will introduce the new 313 route and I am delighted there will be an expanded week day service into Jane Brook with the potential for further expansion in the future if demand is strong.”