JOONDALUP TRIALS ELECTRIC CAT

A few days after Fremantle Councillors voted to kill one CAT route and halved the service of the other the State Government announced it will trial an electric CAT service in Joondalup.

The service will operate on 5km circuit from early in 2022 and is designed to support local jobs and commuters.

A ministerial statement released on July 2nd outlined that passengers on the experimental bus will be able to travel in style as a result $549 million, ten year contract awarded by the State Government.

The Volvo vehicles will be supplied through the existing bus supply agreement, with the cost of electric buses at the current Transperth specification estimated at $1 million per vehicle.

The service will operate on 5km circuit from early in 2022 and is hoped will support local jobs and commuters.

Roger Garwood, Editor, Fremantle Backchat

<editorbackchat@gmail.com>

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