Path Transit

Path Transit is an Australian bus company operating services in Perth under contract to Transperth. It is a subsidiary of Keolis Downer.

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ParentKeolis Downer
Founded29 September 1996
HeadquartersMalaga
Service areaPerth
Kalgoorlie
Geraldton
Service typeBus services
Depots7
Fleet384 (July 2020)
Chief executiveJames Edmiston
Websitewww.path.com.au

HistoryEdit

On 29 September 1996, Path Transit commenced operating services in the Marmion and Wanneroo areas from depots in Joondalup and Karrinyup with 191 Mercedes-Benz and Renault buses.[1][2][3][4]

In January 1998, Path Transit gained further services in the Joondalup North area[5][6][7] followed on 5 July 1998 by services in the Morley area.[8][9][10] In 1998, a new depot was opened in Wangara.[11] In May 2011, Path Transit lost the Joondalup contract area to Transdev WA and lost the Marmion area to Swan Transit, but retained operation of the Morley contract area. However, in October the following year, Path Transit took over the Kalamunda contract from Swan Transit.[12][13]

As of November 2020, Path Transit continues to operate the Kalamunda and Morley area contracts.[14][15] As well as the Kalgoorlie and Geraldton Regional contracts.

FleetEdit

As at July 2020, the Perth fleet consisted of 384 buses[16] The Geraldton fleet consists of 19 OC500LE’s while the TransGoldfields fleet had 14 buses.[17] Buses are painted in Transperth livery.

Chassis Body Year Fuel type Number Picture Notes
MAN A24 NG313F Custom Coaches CB60 EVO II 2008 CNG 1[18]  
  • Based at Malaga.
Iveco Citelis 18 Custom Coaches CB60 EVO II 2009 CNG 1[19]  
  • Based at Malaga.
Mercedes-Benz O405NH Volgren CR225L 1999-2002 Diesel 13[16]
  • 4 Perth-based at Malaga.
  • 9 based at Kalgoorlie.
  • Being withdrawn.
Mercedes-Benz OC 500 LE Volgren CR228L 2004-2010 CNG 150[16]
  • Based at Bayswater, Malaga & Welshpool.
  • 11.5m Midi version also built (currently 26 in fleet).
Volvo B7RLE Volgren CR228L Futurebus 2011-2013 Diesel 25[20]  
  • Based at Malaga and Kalgoorlie
Volvo B7RLE Volgren Optimus 2013-2019 Diesel 157[20]  
  • Based at all metropolitan depots.
  • Buses from 2016/17 are equipped with white LED destination blinds and USB charging ports.
Volvo B8RLE Volgren Optimus Since 2016 Diesel 11[21]  
  • Based at Malaga & Redcliffe.
Volvo B8RLEA Volgren Optimus 2014-2018 Diesel 21[22]  
  • Based at Bayswater & Malaga.
Volvo B12BLEA Volgren CR228L 2011-2012 Diesel 11[23]  
  • Based at Redcliffe & Walliston.
Mercedes-Benz OC 500 LE Volgren CR228L 2011 Diesel 24[24]  
  • Based at Kalgoorlie and Geraldton

DepotsEdit

Path Transit operates Seven depots in total at Bayswater, Walliston, Malaga, Redcliffe, Welshpool, Kalgoorlie and Geraldton.[25][26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Private companies awarded preferred tenderer status for bus service contracts Minister for Transport 28 June 1996
  2. ^ "Additional contract areas" Australian Bus Panorama issue 12/1 August 1996 page 28
  3. ^ "New operators take over" Fleetline issue 245 November 1996 page 206
  4. ^ "Competitive Tendering" Australian Bus Panorama issue 12/3 December 1996 pages 24-26
  5. ^ First stage of contracting out remainder of Transperth's bus service completed Minister for Transport 23 December 1997
  6. ^ "Privatisation" Fleetline issue 253 March 1998 page 63
  7. ^ "Privatisation Progress" Australian Bus Panorama issue 13/5 April 1998 page 23
  8. ^ Names of private sector tenderers to take over MetroBus services announced Minister for Transport 22 April 1998
  9. ^ Private sector will take over remaining Transperth services this Sunday Minister for Transport 2 July 1998
  10. ^ "Metrobus Tenders Announced" Australian Bus Panorama issue 14/1 August 1998 page 29
  11. ^ "Path Opens a New Depot" Australian Bus Panorama issue 14/3 December 1998 page 24
  12. ^ "History". Transit Systems. Archived from the original on 8 October 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  13. ^ "Public Transport Authority Annual Report 2011-12" (PDF). Public Transport Authority. p. 26. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 July 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  14. ^ Annual Report for year ended 30 June 2015 Transperth page 41
  15. ^ "Proposed Bus Depot Locations" (PDF). Transperth. April 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  16. ^ a b c "PATH Transit - fleet summary by make & model". perthbus.info. 12 July 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  17. ^ Trans Goldfields Perth Bus Info
  18. ^ "2007 MAN NG313 A24 CNG (3001)". www.perthbus.info. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  19. ^ "2009 IVECO Citelis 18 GNC (3002)". www.perthbus.info. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  20. ^ a b "Volvo B7RLE". www.perthbus.info. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  21. ^ "Volvo B8RLE". www.perthbus.info. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  22. ^ "Volvo B8RLEA". www.perthbus.info. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  23. ^ "Volvo B12BLEA". www.perthbus.info. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  24. ^ "2010-2011 Mercedes Benz OC500LE". www.perthbus.info. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  25. ^ Home Path Transit
  26. ^ Fact Sheet: Path Transit WA Keolis Downer November 2015

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