Midland Line disruption in September
From the evening of Thursday September 21 to the start of services on Tuesday September 26, train services on the Midland Line will be replaced by buses.
These works – which include laying new tracks, installing a new cross-over so trains can turn at the station, installing platform walls, pouring the foundation slab and installing the canopy and stair foundations – cannot be completed without a full shut down of the line, which involves turning off the overhead power.
The closure has been scheduled to minimise disruption to passengers and will run over the Queen’s Birthday public holiday weekend, so that weekday peak-hour commuters are minimally affected.
While this line closure will occur during the first three days of the Perth Royal Show, only the Midland Line will be impacted.
Boosted train replacement buses will cater for Royal Show patrons.
All other train lines will operate as usual, with extra Royal Show services stopping at Showgrounds Station on the Fremantle Line.
The Prospector and MerredinLink rail services will continue to operate as normal, departing from and arriving at East Perth.
Passengers who wish to travel on replacement bus services are reminded that bikes and surfboards are not permitted. Bus services also can take longer than trains, so passengers are encouraged to plan ahead and leave extra time to complete their journey.
The $25m East Perth upgrade will make the station more modern, accessible and better able to host larger crowds when Perth Stadium opens in 2018.
More information on the shutdown will be available closer to the time here. For project updates click here.
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