To minimise disruption to passengers, the majority of work will take place at night and will be staged so that only one escalator is replaced at a time, keeping access via stairs, remaining escalators and/or lifts. Each escalator will take approximately four to five months to replace and the PTA will stage the works to minimise disruption.
Perth Underground Station
The centre escalator adjacent to Platform 1 (Joondalup side) has now been reinstated. During the week beginning October 8, the centre escalator adjacent to Platform 2 (Mandurah side) will be removed from service for upgrade works. This escalator is expected to be out of service for approximately five months. Hoarding will be erected around the work site and the temporary stair case will be realigned to the opposite side of the platform.
The hoarding will reduce the width of the central area of the platform. Passengers using a mobility aid who plan to exit the train at Perth Underground Station should avoid boarding at the centre of the platform near the third carriage of the train.
Access between Perth Underground Station and Murray Street is currently limited in order to facilitate the replacement of existing escalators. The east escalators and stairs under the Perth Underground InfoCentre are expected to remain closed until early 2019 in order to complete the works. The lift next to this escalator will remain open.
Passengers should consider alternative exits from Perth Underground Station, such as the 140 William St exit which leads to Globe Lane with easy access to William St, Wellington St and Forrest Place.
During this time a number of ticket machines and add value machines will also be out of use, if you need to add value to your SmartRider you can head to either the Perth Underground or Perth Station InfoCentres. Ticket machines will continue to be available next to the functioning escalators to the west.
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