Car pooling power proves effective during shutdown

Kylie Macey, Jarrod Greenwood, Anna Werchowiecki and Michelle Hagan have been car pooling while public transport works are taking place. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d404245
Kylie Macey, Jarrod Greenwood, Anna Werchowiecki and Michelle Hagan have been car pooling while public transport works are taking place. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d404245

Rail shutdowns to connect the Fremantle Line tunnel to the Transperth rail network will run until July 17.

During the five-day shutdown, Midland and Armadale line trains will terminate at McIver on weekdays and Claisebrook on the weekend.

Joondalup and Mandurah trains will terminate at Leederville and Esplanade respectively, while the entire Fremantle Line will be closed.

Adcorp manager Mr Greenwood said organising the carpool was a straightforward process as he usually drove to the Subiaco office.

‘A few weeks ago we circulated the public awareness flyer from Transperth around the office and Anne, Michelle and Kylie put their hands up to say they lived nearby,’ he said.

‘Otherwise they would have had to bring their cars to work, so we’re saving on petrol and parking. The four of us are doing a shuttle-run through the coast; it’s working out really well.’

Transperth spokesman David Hynes said by the end of the first closure, passengers would notice the benefits.

‘On Thursday, July 18, trains will travel through the new Fremantle Line tunnel,’ he said.