New shelters at South Perth jetty good news for ferry passengers

The new shelters at the Transperth ferry jetty in South Perth.
The new shelters at the Transperth ferry jetty in South Perth.

TWO new shelters have been installed at the Transperth ferry jetty in South Perth.

It is the first time passengers waiting for the ferry at Mends Street have had access to shelter in the departure area.

The partially enclosed shelters cost about $90,000 and will protect passengers from the weather.

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They were transported to the jetty from Fremantle by barge and then craned into place on March 30.

As part of the project, two new ticket machines will also be installed under one of the shelters, making buying a ticket more convenient for passengers.

They are expected to be operational mid-April.

The Transperth ferry operates on a 15 minute frequency until June 1 when the winter timetable comes into effect.