Armadale and Thornlie train lines to be disrupted from January 6

Perth Stadium Station. Picture: Jon Hewson
Perth Stadium Station. Picture: Jon Hewson

THERE will be a 17-day disruption to the Armadale and Thornlie lines from January 6-22.

Passengers are being asked to plan for the disruption, which will allow works to be carried out on railway infrastructure for Perth Stadium Station.

Transperth spokesman David Hynes 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.

“We’ve planned this 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,” Mr Hynes said.

“Works to complete Stadium Station and the Victoria Park stow roads, which will enable up to 28,000 passengers to leave the Perth Stadium within an hour of an event, cannot occur without the disruption.

“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 for the duration.”

People are being asked to leave extra time and prepare for delays as trains will be limited and the journey takes longer.

Call 13 62 13 for more.