NEW Year’s Eve, particularly when it falls on a weekend, would be a veritable minefield of potential regrets.
But one thing you won’t regret is planning your New Year’s eve day and night travel ahead of time.
Transperth trains will run right through the night.
Buses will be available into the wee small hours with the latest departure time at 3.33am (Fremantle to Rockingham), and the ferry will run until just after 1am.
Transperth spokesman David Hynes said wherever you choose to go to celebrate the end of 2017, Transperth would probably get you there and back home again afterwards.
“All you need do is plan ahead,” he said.
“If you do make us your designated driver, spare a thought for your fellow passengers and make sure you’re polite and courteous – we all want to have a fun night out.”
Buses will operate on a Sunday timetable with lots of additional services on selected routes before and after midnight.
Perth and Fremantle CATs will stay the same as their normal Sunday timetable, but the Joondalup CAT will not operate.
Ferries will run on a 30-minute frequency from about 7.30am to 10am, and increase to a 15-minute frequency until about 11pm, and switch back to a 30-minute until the last service from Mends Street Jetty at 1.15am.
There will be extra trains and increased capacity on all lines, operating on increased frequencies into and out of midnight, dropping back to hourly as the morning progresses to link up with the New Year’s day public holiday services.
All bus and train services on New Year’s day will operate on a Sunday and public holiday timetable, except the Joondalup CAT, which will not be running.
The ferry will run at a 30-minute frequency between 7.30am and about 10am, and then a 15-minute frequency until the last service from Mends Street Jetty at 9.45pm.
For more information on New Year’s Eve services go to http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Journey-Planner/Events/christmas-and-new-year-services-2017-18-51943.