Tripped circuit responsible for Bassendean’s out of order lift says PTA

The Bassendean train station lift out of order earlier this year. Picture: Dave Kelly/Facebook
The Bassendean train station lift out of order earlier this year. Picture: Dave Kelly/Facebook

A TRIPPED circuit was the cause of the recent breakdown of a lift at Bassendean Train Station , according to Public Transport Authority (PTA) .

One of the station’s three lifts broke down last Thursday and came just weeks after another of the lifts had broken down.

PTA spokesman David Hynes said the lift was out of order for a short period.

“Last week they were all operational except for a three-hour period when one stopped on June 9 due to a circuit tripping,” Mr Hynes said.

Mr Hynes said Bassendean was a manned station and passengers could seek assistance if the lifts were not operating.

“Passengers with mobility issues can use an underpass at Bassendean Station if the lift is out of order,” he said.

He said patrons who could not travel to an alternative station or take a bus could call the PTA’s special assistance number, 1800 800 022.

“In some instances, we may provide a taxi, but only to the next station and only in cases of genuine need,” he said.

“We know that lift outages significantly inconvenience our passengers, which is why we work hard to repair the lift as soon as possible.”

He also said deliberate vandalism had been responsible for a quarter of all lift outages at Bassendean in the past two years.