Transperth urging Christmas commuters to channel Santa … and plan their journey ahead

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PEOPLE journeying on public transport over the festive season are being urged to plan ahead by Transperth.

While most of the world stops on Christmas Day, bus and train drivers, maintenance teams and transit officers are all working hard to ensure people arrive safely at their destinations.

Transperth spokesman David Hynes said public transport was a cheaper and safer option at this time of year.

“If you are looking to indulge – sensibly of course – in some Christmas cheer, you can have peace of mind knowing that someone else is driving,” he said.

“It’s also very economical – a family of two adults and up to five children can travel all day for only $12.10 on a FamilyRider.

“Bus and train services will operate on adjusted timetables, so I encourage all our festive-season passengers to plan their journey to ensure they get to their celebrations on time and with minimal fuss.”

On December 25, all trains will run approximately every 30 minutes (except Thornlie, which will run hourly) starting from 6.15am to 7.30am, depending on line and direction.

Ferries and buses will operate on a Sunday/public holiday timetable, but there will be no CAT buses.

Visit the Transperth website at www.transperth.wa.gov.au, download the Transperth App or call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13 for more information.