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Salisbury Community Bus

Stops and extra day added to popular community bus

Due to popular demand, the Salisbury Community Bus, a free bus service currently being trialled by the City of Salisbury, has added another stop and extended the timetable to include Sundays.

Betty the bus driver is one of three drivers at the wheel, stopping at nine key locations and shopping centres across the City. The service has become so popular another stop has been added to main thoroughfare Martins Road and trips added on Sundays, aptly named – our ‘Sunday service’.

This is the second stop on Martins Road next to the Reg Groth Reserve BMX track and close to The Slug ‘n’ Lettuce.

Introduced in 2021 to improve transport access for residents on the western side of the City and to provide transport to major attraction St Kilda Adventure Playground – the school holidays hot spot is not reachable by public transport.

Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM said the 18-seater bus with disability access had been a great success in connecting people to services, shops and cultivating a lively network of users onboard the bus itself.

The community has well and truly thrown their support behind this service with regular users appreciating the various stops and the availability to access locations once limited to car drivers.

Betty the bus driver has become a much-loved personality onboard the bus and has gotten to know a lot of passengers by name, regularly taking the time for a chat and making sure everyone is looked after.

Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM

The full timetable and passenger survey are available from the Salisbury Community Bus Trial page. We encourage all users to provide their feedback in the survey to help the refine the service and understand its feasibility.