Drivers’ meeting to stop trains on Friday
Train services on all metropolitan lines will be halted from about 11am to about 4pm on Friday for a stop-work meeting of the members of the Australian Rail, Tram and Bus Industry Union.
The meeting, to report back to members on the progress of Enterprise Bargaining Agreement negotiations with the Public Transport Authority, is scheduled to take place between 12 noon and 3pm.
Transperth said today that rail replacement bus services 707 (on the Armadale line), 404 (Joondalup line), 606 (Fremantle line) and 505 (Midland line) would operate to and from Perth, picking up and dropping commuters at the red rail replacement stops near train stations, for the duration of the stoppage.
The bus trips take longer than the respective rail journeys, so commuters should allow extra travelling time. Surfboards and bicycles are not permitted on Transperth buses.
Details of the rail replacements bus services will be released when they are finalised.
Further information is available through the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13 (TTY:9428 1999) or from the website, www.transperth.wa.gov.au