Perth has not escaped the recent obsession with privatisation, with bus service privatisation taking place in the late 1990's. However, it has been widely acknowledged that the implementation of privatisation in Perth has been the best in Australia as services still operate under the Transperth label, and not that of the private operator (as has happened in Melbourne, Vic), making it simpler for regular users and visitors alike to use transit and find information on. The suburban (and country passenger eg Australind, Prospector) rail services are still government operated however, and since the sale of the Westrail frieght business to Austraila Western Railroad, the passenger railway has reverted to its previous title of Western Australian Government Railways (WAGR).
Enthusiasts should find the Perth network a pleasure to use with many interesting vehicles to travel on, and is a
refreshing change to some of the dreary & dirty east coast systems.
EM 213 at Perth City Station.
EM 222 at Fremantle Station.
Mercedes-Benz O305 104 at Fremantle Interchange.
Mercedes-Benz O305 138 at Fremantle Interchange.
Mercedes-Benz O305 263 on St Georges Terrace, Perth.
Mercedes-Benz 359 in CityLink Livery lays over in Central Perth.
The CAT (Central Area Transit) is a free service in the inner-city area.
Scania/DAB 15 is on William St.
Renault PR180.2 Artic 748 at Fremantle Interchange.
Like Canberra, Perth is a major Renault operator. Renault PR100.2 572 is on William St Perth.
These Mercedes-Benz artics were used initially to replace the
Fremantle Railway between 1979-1983. Now back on regular duties, 482 is at Fremantle Interchange.
Mercedes-Benz 297 & Renaults 1116 & 1117 at Fremantle Interchange.
Mercedes-Benz 250 on William St Perth.