Express trains to be discontinued

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A NUMBER of train services which skip multiple stops during the morning peak hours will soon be discontinued.

New train timetables on the Transperth website show there will be no more ‘express’ train services for Midland and Fremantle lines between 7am and 9am.

The Transperth website states there will be significant changes to bus and train services across the network from July 21.

“In preparation for the future Forrestfield-Airport Link, which will connect with the Midland Line at Bayswater Station, we are making changes to the Midland and Fremantle lines,” it said.

“This means that a number of bus services that connect with trains will be adjusted to ensure that good connections are still provided.”

July Service Changes

From Sunday 21 July there will be significant changes to bus and train services across the Transperth network.To find out if your train or bus service is affected, visit our website: http://ow.ly/qMdw30p2ToO

Posted by Transperth on Monday, 1 July 2019

Express train services on the Fremantle line currently skip up to six stops, reducing the travel time to Perth to about 23 minutes.

Under the new timetable, travel time to Perth will increase to 30 minutes.

Five minutes will be added to the commute from Midland to Perth in the mornings, taking the journey time from 21 minutes to 26 minutes.

Express train services on the Joondalup and Mandurah lines will still be available.

A large number of bus services will also be affected with the network changes, including the introduction of Route 96 from Leederville station to the University of Western Australia.

More than 90 bus routes will undergo time changes while more than 40 bus routes will have timetable and route maps updated.

For more information, visit the Transperth website.

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