Transperth’s just the ticket for Australia Day Skyworks
Plenty of extra buses and trains will be on hand to get revellers to and from Australia Day events later this month.
Transperth spokesman David Hynes said the Australia Day celebration was traditionally the busiest single day on the Transperth calendar, and urged passengers to plan their journey ahead of January 26.
“We’ve spent months planning additional train and bus services and enlisting extra transit officers and customer service staff to help our passengers make the most of their Australia Day festivities,” Mr Hynes said.
“Now it’s your turn to plan ahead – thanks to our online Journey Planner, Transperth App and the Transperth InfoLine (13 62 13), the hardest part of your day will be finding the best spot to watch the fireworks.”
He also urged people to be patient after the fireworks show.
“While a steady stream of people arrive at the foreshore throughout the day, when the fireworks are finished, there’s a rush to get home as soon as possible,” he said.
“To make it as quick and easy as possible for everyone, we direct Joondalup Line passengers to Perth Underground, Mandurah Line passengers to Esplanade Station, and Midland, Armadale/Thornlie and Fremantle passengers to Perth Station.”
He said north-bound Joondalup Line trains would not stop at Esplanade, and south-bound Mandurah Line trains would not stop at Perth Underground.
After the fireworks, trains will runs as follows:
ESPLANADE STATION - Mandurah Line passengers only.
PERTH UNDERGROUND - Joondalup Line passengers only. Enter from Murray Street Mall (west end).
PERTH STATION - Armadale, Thornlie, Fremantle and Midland line passengers only.
Armadale Line: Platform 5. Enter from Wellington Street main entrance.
Thornlie Line: Platform 4. Enter from Eastern Concourse or Wellington Street main entrance.
Fremantle Line: Platform 7. Enter from Eastern Concourse.
Midland Line: Platform 8. Enter from Eastern Concourse.
Ferry services will operate on a Sunday timetable from 7.50am but stop for the day at noon. Both the Mends Street jetty and the Transperth section of the Barrack Street Jetty will be closed to the public after this time.
Extra buses will also be available, however some deviations to services will be in place due to road closures.
“We know that the fireworks are a huge highlight for children, which is why we set out to make public transport the most family-friendly Australia Day travel option,” Mr Hynes said.
“Our $12.10 FamilyRider ticket allows up to seven people (two standard and five concession fares) to travel all day anywhere on the network.
“As it’s a cash ticket, make sure you get to the station nice and early, as demand for these discounted fares is always hotter than an traditional Australia Day barbie.
“We urge all passengers to embrace the laid-back Aussie spirit during this busy time – we’ll get you there and get you home, so sit back, be considerate of your fellow passengers, and don’t forget to enjoy the ride.”
For timetable information or to find out more on Transperth services, passengers should visit the Transperth website at www.transperth.wa.gov.au, download the Transperth App or call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13.