Free City Cats, Perth
The CATs (Central Area Transit) are a great way to travel around Perth. They are free and comfortable. The Red CAT travels east-west from Queens Gardens to Outram Street, the Blue CAT travels north to south from Barrack Street Jetty to Northbridge. The Yellow CAT operates in a loop from the Entertainment Centre to East Perth.
This is a Free City CAT (central area transit)service that runs around the main roads in Perth City. If you want to hop a cat service and get around, the nearest stop would be the one in the city opposite perth train station (next to Perth tourist centre).
CATS come in various colour: RED , BLUE, YELLOW, Orange (fremantle). So do check out the board at the stops for location drop offs.
To get around in Perth, everyone will tell you about the Free CAT (Central Area Transit). It is a free service and you can jump on and off nearly anywhere you want as stops are located in most places.
We have got 3 CATs in Perth now. The Red CAT operates from east (East Perth) to west (City West) while the Blue CAT goes north (Northbridge) and south (Swan River). Recently we've got a Yellow CAT.
For more information and more about FTZ (Free Transit Zone), a map of the size of name card can been obtained free from TransPerth offices in both Perth Train Station and Wellington Street Bus Station.
Within Perth City there is a free transit zone. The buses are small and called "Cat Buses" and are free to jump on and off.
There are also free transit zones in Fremantle. A useful site is www.transperth.wa.gov.au, this includes all but routes and fare information for Perth public transport.
Perth and Fremantle both run the free "Cat "buses. You can get on and off at any of the stops and get back on when you are finished. This will give you a good orientation of the area.
Buses in Perth City are also free providing you are only travelling within the inner city area. The bus drivers are quite happy to let you know where and when you need to pay a fare.
The town offers two free bus services: the blu and the red CAT. Its entire name is Central Area Transit and its symbole a cat. Just my perfect mean of transport as I do really like cats ;-)))
In the picture you can see a kind of pillar which tells you the stop name, the timetable and if you push the knob, in within minutes the next bus arrives.
You can even call for the nearest to come and pick you up!!!
Only check for the hours of service because it mainly operates during the day and only very rarely during the night.
the cat busses r all free in the city centre. one way to get an idea of the city centre layout is get on a cat bus and stay on it untill it returns u to where it picked you up. there are blue and red ones N-S and E-W its a good start