Path Transit

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ParentKeolis Downer
Founded29 September 1996
Service areaPerth
Service typeBus services
Fleet384 (July 2020)

Path Transit is an Australian bus company operating Transperth services under contract to the Public Transport Authority. It is a subsidiary of Keolis Downer.


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] It also operates the Geraldton regional contract.


Path Transit operates six depots in total at Bayswater, Walliston, Malaga, Redcliffe, Welshpool, and Geraldton.[16][17]


  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. ^ Home Path Transit
  17. ^ Fact Sheet: Path Transit WA Keolis Downer November 2015

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