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 months to replace and the PTA will stage the works to minimise disruption.
Perth Underground Station
To remove the old escalators and install the new ones, the atrium skylight at the corner of Wellington and William streets has been removed and replaced with a temporary roof. As a result, the escalator between Perth Underground and Wellington Street has temporarily closed. The stairs at this location will be intermittently closed, however the lift will remain available at all times. If you'd like to avoid this area, you can use the underpass between Perth Underground and Perth Station.
To install a new lift at the northern end of the station, the stairs will be realigned. As such, hoarding has been installed at both platform and concourse levels and the stairs will close shortly.
Elizabeth Quay Station
Ernst and Young escalator
The escalator between Elizabeth Quay Station and the Ernst and Young building will close from Thursday 20 July. The stairs and lift at this site will remain open, however there may be times where pedestrians will need to be diverted via the Esplanade/Mount Street overpass and Quadrant building.
Stairwell works and new lift
Works have started at to alter the stairwell, allowing for a new lift to be installed. As such, a 17m section of platform at the southern end of the station (Mandurah end) has been reduced in width to 1.5m between the hoarding and the yellow line.
This area is a strictly 'no standing' zone and passengers using a mobility aid should avoid the following carriages if they plan to exit the train at Elizabeth Quay:
Mandurah Line passengers: should not board the second last carriage of a six-car train.
Joondalup Line passengers: should not board the second carriage of the train.