Transperth to put on extra train and bus services for Australia Day

A structure plan to 'future proof' a Meltham station has been drawn up.
A structure plan to 'future proof' a Meltham station has been drawn up.

EXTRA buses and trains will be scheduled across the Transperth network next week to ensure residents can get to and from Australia Day celebrations on Thursday.

Transperth spokesman David Hynes said the day was traditionally the busiest day for the organisation, saying passengers should plan ahead carefully.

“As always, we will be running extra train and bus services and enlisting additional transit officers and customer service staff to help our passengers – whether they’re off to a barbecue or heading to the Skyworks,” he said.

“The online Journey Planner, Transperth app and the Transperth InfoLine (13 62 13) have all the information on how to get around, so the most difficult decision you’ll need to make is what to chuck on the barbie.”

Passengers have also been urged to remain patient in the rush to get home at the end of the day.

“As we have done in the past, to make the post-event travel as efficient as possible, we are directing Joondalup Line passengers to Perth Underground, Mandurah Line passengers to Elizabeth Quay station, and Midland, Armadale/Thornlie and Fremantle passengers to Perth station,” Mr Hynes said.

North-bound Joondalup line trains will not stop at Elizabeth Quay, and south-bound Mandurah Line trains will not stop at Perth Underground.

Log on to www.transperth.wa.gov.au, download the Transperth app or call 13 62 13 for information or to plan your journey.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

·       Armadale line passengers – platform 5, enter from Wellington St main entrance.

·       Thornlie line passengers – platform 4, enter from eastern concourse or Wellington St main entrance.

·       Fremantle line passengers – platform 7, enter from eastern concourse.

·       Midland line passengers – platform 7, enter from eastern concourse.

·       Extra buses will be running but some deviations will be in place because of the Skyworks.

·       Ferry services will operate on a Sunday timetable from 7.15am but will stop for the day at 12 noon.