RESIDENTS who use the Armadale and Thornlie Lines are being reminded to plan ahead with a planned 17-day disruption to the line starting tomorrow.
The disruption, which will run from January 6 to 22, will allow works to be carried out on railway infrastructure for Perth Stadium Station.
The last normal train service will depart from Perth to Armadale at 6.47pm, Perth to Cannington at 7.02pm and Perth to Thornlie at 7.07pm.
The last normal train service from Armadale will depart at 7.31pm and Thornlie to Perth at 7.35pm on Friday.
Buses will be used to help replace some of the trains that will not be running on the weekend – with reduced services planned to resume on the Armadale Line only from the first service on Monday.
The Armadale Line will run at a 30-minute frequency on weekdays with Thornlie Line services – and some weekend and all weeknight Armadale Line services – replaced with buses.
Transperth spokesman David Hynes said Transperth had planned the latest series of works on Perth Stadium Station to coincide with the quietest time on the Transperth network – the post-Christmas period, during school and university holidays, and outside AFL season.
“Works to complete Stadium Station and the Victoria Park stow road, which will enable up to 28,000 passengers to leave the Perth Stadium within an hour of an event, cannot occur without the disruption,” he said.
“Due to the complexity of the track works, and the need for trains to switch to a different set of tracks, Armadale Line passengers will need to change trains when they pass through Carlisle Station, and the Mint Street level crossing will close on weekdays for the duration.”
Passengers are being urged to leave extra time.
Work on the Stadium Rail Project is now about 80 per cent complete
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