Armadale-Thornlie train line closure: how to get around the disruption


East Victoria Park resident Steven Benge will be forced to ride his bike to work.
East Victoria Park resident Steven Benge will be forced to ride his bike to work.

COMMUTERS on the Armadale and Thornlie train lines are bracing themselves for pain, with the line to be closed for nine days from July 1.

It will be the longest continuous planned disruption to the line, and is needed so the new Perth Stadium Station to be connected to the network.

Transperth spokesman David Hynes said the closure would affect five business days, and urged passengers who used the Armadale or Thornlie lines to plan their alternate transport methods in advance.

“As with all planned disruptions, train replacement buses will be operating,” Mr Hynes said.

“Passengers heading into the city will catch a bus from Armadale to Claisebrook Station, where they can change to the train for the last few stops of their journey.

“Those heading to Armadale or Thornlie will be able to travel from Perth to Claisebrook on the train, and complete their journey on a replacement bus.

“Passengers using replacement buses should allow more time to complete their journey or, if possible, consider other options such as staggering their work hours, car-pooling or riding a bike to their destination.

“We understand that nobody likes disruption, but these works are essential to delivering the public transport solution for the new Perth Stadium.”

Mr Hynes said the shutdown had been carefully timed to avoid any AFL matches and take place in school and university holidays – when traditionally fewer passengers use the Transperth network.

On Friday July 1, the last full service on the Armadale Line will depart Perth for Armadale at 6.47pm and Thornlie from Perth at 7.07pm.

Heading to Perth, the last services will depart Armadale at 7.16pm and Thornlie at 7.35pm.

Trains will resume from first service on Sunday July 10, in time for the West Coast versus North Melbourne game.

There will be number of replacement services operating during the Shutdown.

On weekdays:

�       Route 917 – travels all stops between Armadale and Cannington and express between Cannington and Claisebrook.

�       Route 918 – travels all stops between Cannington and Claisebrook.

�       Route 908 – shuttle service that travels between Thornlie and Cannington.

On weeknights and weekends:

�       Route 907 – travels all stops between Armadale and Claisebrook.

�       Route 908 – shuttle service that travels between Thornlie and Cannington.

For more information about the disruption, visit the Transperth website or call the Transperth Info Line on 13 62 13.