Elizabeth Quay Bus Station

Elizabeth Quay Bus Station, formerly the Esplanade Busport, is a Transperth bus station, located at the southern edge of the Perth CBD in Western Australia, next to the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre and Elizabeth Quay railway station. It has 35 stands and is served by 55 Transperth routes operated by Path Transit, Swan Transit and Transdev WA. It is also served by South West Coach Lines services.

Description

Elizabeth Quay Bus Station is located west of Elizabeth Quay railway station, adjacent to Mounts Bay Road, the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, and the Ernst & Young Building. There are bus access points to the north-west (Mounts Bay Road and Mills Street), north (Mounts Bay Road westbound, entry only), and south-east (Kwinana Freeway ramps and William Street). The passenger entrances are at the north and south ends of the upper level concourse, and there are multiple pedestrian bridges connecting the bus station to the buildings north of Mounts Bay Road. The concourse sits above five ground-level platforms, which are labelled A to E. Each platform has seven stands, identified by the platform letter and a digit (1 to 7). Buses servicing the northernmost Platform A run west to east along the platform (stand A1 to stand A7), while buses for the other platforms travel from east to west (stands 7 to 1 for each platform).[1]

History

Opening plaque, 30 November 1991

Station entrance with sign "Welcome to the Transperth Esplanade Busport"

The bus station was previously named Esplanade Busport.

Elizabeth Quay Bus Station was opened as City Busport on 30 November 1991 by Premier Carmen Lawrence. It was renamed Esplanade Busport in September 2004.[2] On 31 January 2016, Esplanade Busport and Esplanade railway station were renamed to Elizabeth Quay Bus Station and Elizabeth Quay railway station. The renaming was controversial; the estimated cost was $700,000, at a time when the state government was running a significant budget deficit.[3]

Bus routes

Many bus services start and terminate at the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station:

Platform A (Beaufort St Service Bound)

Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[12222] Stand A1 Bus layover[1]
[12223] Stand A2 41 to Bayswater via Lord Street, Eighth Avenue, Caledonian Avenue, Stone Street & Frington Street[4]
42 to Maylands via Lord Street & Peninsula Road[5]
48 to Morley bus station via Lord Street, Guildford Road, Bayswater station, Langley Road & Embleton[6]
55 to Bassendean via Lord Street, Guildford Road, Ashfield, Hardy Road & West Road[7]
[12224] Stand A3 60 to Morley bus station via William Street, North Street, Dundas Road & Walter Road West[8]
[12225] Stand A4 67 to Mirrabooka bus station via Beaufort Street, Grand Promenade, Dianella Plaza & Dianella Drive[9]
68 to Mirrabooka bus station via Beaufort Street, Craven Street, Lennard Street, The Strand & Chesterfield Road[10]
[12226] Stand A5 66 to Morley bus station via Beaufort Street & Russell Street[11] Limited stops[11]
[12227] Stand A6 Set down only[1]
[12228] Stand A7 950 to Morley bus station via Beaufort Street[12] High frequency[12]

Platform B

Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[12221] Stand B1 23 to Claremont station via Mounts Bay Road, University of Western Australia, Bruce Street, Dalkeith, Beatrice Road & Victoria Avenue[13]
102 to Cottesloe station via Mounts Bay Road, Stirling Highway, Claremont station, Swanbourne & Marine Parade[14]
107 to Fremantle station via Mounts Bay Road, Stirling Highway, Claremont station, Palmerston Street & North Fremantle[15]
950 to University of Western Australia via Mounts Bay Road[12]
[12220] Stand B2 Overflow stand[1]
[12219] Stand B3 Overflow stand[1]
[12218] Stand B4 5 Green CAT to Leederville via Colin Street & City West station[16]
[12217] Stand B5 1 Blue CAT Elizabeth Quay Bus Station – Northbridge – Elizabeth Quay Bus Station Circular Service via Barrack Street, Beaufort Street & James Street[17]
[12216] Stand B6 CAT layover[1]
[12215] Stand B7 950 to QEII Medical Centre via Mounts Bay Road, University of Western Australia & Hampden Road[12] High frequency[12]

Platform C

Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[12214] Stand C1 30, 31, 34 to Perth Busport
[12213] Stand C2 150 to Booragoon bus station via Kwinana Freeway, Canning Bridge station & Reynolds Road[18]
160 to Fremantle station via Kwinana Freeway, Canning Bridge station, Booragoon bus station, Willagee, Oldham Crescent & South Street[19]
[12212] Stand C3 114 to Munster via Kwinana Freeway, Canning Bridge station, Booragoon bus station, Marmion Street, Carrington Street, Hamilton Hill & Marvel Avenue[20]
115 to Hamilton Hill via Kwinana Freeway, Canning Bridge station, Booragoon bus station, Jackson Avenue, Kardinya & Coolbellup[21]
[12211] Stand C4 111 to Fremantle station via Kwinana Freeway, Canning Bridge station, Canning Highway & East Fremantle[22]
158 to Fremantle station via Kwinana Freeway, Canning Bridge station, Applecross, Attadale, Bicton & East Fremantle[23]
[12210] Stand C5 Rail replacement service to Mandurah Station[1]
[12209] Stand C6 691 to Crown Perth, Burswood Overflow stand[1]
[12208] Stand C7 Rail replacement service to Perth Station[1]

Platform D (St George Tce Service Bound)

Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[12207] Stand D1 111, 158 to WACA Ground via St Georges Terrace[22][23] East Perth services[1]
150, 160 to Terrace Road via St Georges Terrace[18][19]
[12206] Stand D2 930 to Thornlie station via Shepperton Road, Albany Highway, Westfield Carousel, and Spencer Road[24] High frequency[24]
[12205] Stand D3 282 to Kalamunda bus station via Shepperton Road, Oats Street station, Welshpool Road, Gladys Road, Grove Road & Canning Road[25]
283 to Kalamunda bus station via Shepperton Road, Oats Street station, Welshpool Road, Crystal Brook Road, Lesmurdie Road & Canning Road[26]
[12204] Stand D4 38 to Cloverdale via Shepperton Road, Archer Street, Wright Street, Belmont Forum & Belgravia Street[27]
286 to Maida Vale via Great Eastern Highway, Belmont Avenue, Belmont Forum, Tonkin Highway, Forrestfield & Hawtin Road[28]
287 to Forrestfield via Great Eastern Highway, Belmont Avenue, Belmont Forum & Tonkin Highway[29]
288 to Maida Vale via Shepperton Road, Archer Street, Wright Street, Belmont Forum, Tonkin Highway, Forrestfield & Hawtin Road[30]
298 to Maida Vale via Shepperton Road, Archer Street, Wright Street, Belmont Forum, Abernethy Road & High Wycombe[31]
[12203] Stand D5 39 to Redcliffe via Star Street, Oats Street, Belmont Avenue, Belmont Forum & Orpington Street[32]
293 to Kewdale via Great Eastern Highway, Belgravia Street, Abernethy Road & Belmont Forum[33]
[12202] Stand D6 36 to Midland station via Great Eastern Highway & South Guildford[34]
40 to Perth Airport Terminals 3 & 4 via Great Eastern Highway[35]
295 to Walliston via Great Eastern Highway, Kalamunda Road, Maida Vale, Kalamunda bus station & Canning Road[36] Limited stops[36]
296 to Kalamunda bus station via Great Eastern Highway, Newburn Road, Maida Vale & Gooseberry Hill Road[37]
299 to Walliston via Great Eastern Highway, Kalamunda Road, Maida Vale, Kalamunda bus station & Canning Road[38]
[12201] Stand D7 380 to Perth Airport Terminals 1 & 2 via Great Eastern Highway, Belmont Avenue, Belmont Forum & Airport Drive[39]
All Stands D2 – D7 services are to various destinations via Mill Street and St Georges Terrace

Platform E

Stop Route Destination / description Notes
[12200] Stand E1
[12199] Stand E2 32 to Como via The Causeway, Mill Point Road & Coode Street[41]
34 to Cannington station via Angelo Street, Murray Street, Gillon Street, , Curtin University bus station & Manning Road[42][43]
35 to The Old Mill, South Perth via Kwinana Freeway & Mill Point Road[44]
[12198] Stand E3 30 to Curtin University bus station via Labouchere Road, Robert Street, Salter Point, Hope Avenue & Manning Road[43][45]
31 to Salter Point via Labouchere Road, Talbot Avenue, Canavan Crescent & Marsh Avenue[43][46]
900 Ferry replacement service to South Perth[1]
[12197] Stand E4 72 to Cannington station via Victoria Park transfer station, Curtin University bus station, Wilson & Leach Highway[47]
75 to Canning Vale via Victoria Park transfer station, Curtin University bus station, Wilson, Riverton, Parkwood & Bannister Road[48]
[12196] Stand E5 33 to Karawara via The Causeway, Lansdowne Road, Kensington, Hayman Road, Curtin Central & Walana Drive[49]
[12195] Stand E6 177 to Cannington Station via Victoria Park transfer station, Berwick Street, St James, Chapman Road & Bentley[50]
178 to Bull Creek station via Victoria Park transfer station, Berwick Street, Wilson, Leach Highway, Shelley & Rossmoyne[51]
179 to Bull Creek station via Victoria Park transfer station, Berwick Street, Wilson, Riverton, High Road & Leach Highway[52]
[12194] Stand E7 South West Coach Lines services to Perth Airport and various south-western destinations[1][53]
Taxi stand[1]

Accidents and incidents

A Mercedes-Benz OC500LE similar to the one involved in the incident

On 15 July 2015, a gas-fuelled Mercedes-Benz OC 500 LE caught fire whilst stationary in the 4th lane (more commonly known as lane D). During the fire, the building above the Busport was evacuated as a safety precaution. No-one was injured and it was said that the fire was caused by a coolant leak. The bus cost an estimated $750,000 and was completely destroyed in the fire.[54][55]

Gallery

References

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  2. ^ NewsDesk Transperth September 2004
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  5. ^ “Route 42”. Bus Timetable 103 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 27 August 2017].
  6. ^ “Route 48”. Bus Timetable 103 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 27 August 2017].
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  12. ^ a b c d e “Route 950”. Bus Timetable 202 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 5 August 2018].
  13. ^ “Route 23”. Bus Timetable 44 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 5 August 2018].
  14. ^ “Route 102”. Bus Timetable 31 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 5 August 2018].
  15. ^ “Route 107”. Bus Timetable 31 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 5 August 2018].
  16. ^ “Green CAT”. Perth CAT Timetable 203 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 1 October 2017].
  17. ^ “Blue CAT”. Perth CAT Timetable 203 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 1 October 2017].
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  19. ^ a b “Route 160”. Bus Timetable 34 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 29 April 2018].
  20. ^ “Route 114”. Bus Timetable 118 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 29 April 2018].
  21. ^ “Route 115”. Bus Timetable 46 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 29 April 2018].
  22. ^ a b “Route 111”. Bus Timetable 36 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 28 June 2015].
  23. ^ a b “Route 158”. Bus Timetable 39 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 29 April 2018].
  24. ^ a b “Route 930”. Bus Timetable 208 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 15 July 2018].
  25. ^ “Route 282”. Bus Timetable 94 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 2 September 2018].
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  27. ^ “Route 38”. Bus Timetable 90 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 2 September 2018].
  28. ^ “Route 286”. Bus Timetable 108 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 12 August 2018].
  29. ^ “Route 287”. Bus Timetable 108 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 12 August 2018].
  30. ^ “Route 288”. Bus Timetable 108 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 12 August 2018].
  31. ^ “Route 298”. Bus Timetable 108 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 12 August 2018].
  32. ^ “Route 39”. Bus Timetable 90 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 2 September 2018].
  33. ^ “Route 293”. Bus Timetable 108 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 12 August 2018].
  34. ^ “Route 36”. Bus Timetable 109 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 15 July 2018].
  35. ^ “Route 40”. Bus Timetable 109 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 15 July 2018].
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  37. ^ “Route 296”. Bus Timetable 109 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 15 July 2018].
  38. ^ “Route 299”. Bus Timetable 109 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 15 July 2018].
  39. ^ “Route 380”. Bus Timetable 110 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 12 August 2018].
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  45. ^ “Route 30”. Bus Timetable 12 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 2 September 2018].
  46. ^ “Route 31”. Bus Timetable 12 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 2 September 2018].
  47. ^ “Route 72”. Bus Timetable 15 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 2 September 2018].
  48. ^ “Route 75”. Bus Timetable 15 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 2 September 2018].
  49. ^ “Route 33”. Bus Timetable 16 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 2 September 2018].
  50. ^ “Route 177”. Bus Timetable 9 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 7 October 2018].
  51. ^ “Route 178”. Bus Timetable 9 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 7 October 2018].
  52. ^ “Route 179”. Bus Timetable 13 (PDF). Transperth. n.d. [effective from 16 July 2017].
  53. ^ Perth Esplanade Busport South West Coach Lines
  54. ^ Foster, Brendan (15 July 2015). “Esplanade Busport evacuated after bus catches fire”. WAtoday. Archived from the original on 29 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
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External links

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