WA Labor has pledged to reinstate the 354 bus route which was controversially scrapped in October by the Barnett Liberal Government.

Shadow Transport Minister Rita Saffioti and WA Labor candidates Amber-Jade Sanderson for Morley and Simon Millman for Mt Lawley will allocate $150,000 for the bus to be brought back to the community over the next three years.

If elected, a McGowan Labor Government will have the service back up and running by the end of 2017.

Ms Saffiotti said it was clear that the community wants the service reinstated, and a McGowan Labor Government will see it back up and running.

Nollamara locals Lorna Richards and Frank Whelam were present for the announcement, the pair are good friends and met on the 354 bus more than 50 years ago when they both started catching the service. 

Ms Sanderson said the removal of this service has caused havoc for many local residents who solely rely on public transport to get around the area.

“One local, Lorna Richards, has had to catch six different buses for a return journey to the shops, as opposed to the one bus, after the 354 bus was removed," Ms Sanderson said. 

“A McGowan Labor Government understands the importance of delivering transport to the local community to ease congestion on our roads.”

Ms Sanderson last year coordinated a community campaign to stop Ian Britza and the Liberal Party proceeding with the cancellation of the bus route. 

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