Free late-night Fringe CAT buses revved up for arts festival

  • State Government to run special late red Fringe CAT buses from January 22 to March 3
  • Free evening service will operate every 15 minutes from about 7pm to midnight
  • Will provide transport to Girls School venue for A Midnight Visit, and other FRINGE WORLD Festival hubs
  • Special event service part of wider public consultation on CAT services in Perth

A special event late-night Fringe CAT will be running between festival venues from January 22 to March 3 to help passengers get to and from FRINGE WORLD Festival entertainment hubs.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti announced the special services today at the Girls School venue in East Perth, where acclaimed performance A Midnight Visit will be staged.

The free Fringe Red CAT will run a special route on a 15-minute frequency between Perth Busport and various Fringe Festival venues, including at Girls School.

Services will operate from around 7pm to 9.45pm during the week, with extended Fringe CATs running to about midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.

Passengers who use the Fringe CAT will be urged to provide their feedback on the extended service as part of a wider ongoing consultation into the Central Area Transit (CAT) bus services.

The consultation will help guide the future of the highly popular free CAT services, including any potential future time or route extensions.

So far more than 500 people have provided feedback on the CAT services via the My Say Transport website, with eight in 10 passengers saying they were satisfied or very satisfied with the existing services. The survey is open until January 31.

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