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Leave the reindeer at home and travel to the Christmas Pageant with Transperth

Not everyone can fly over traffic like Santa and his sleigh, so catch public transport to avoid missing Saturday night’s Christmas Pageant. 

The parade is only a short walk from Perth and Elizabeth Quay stations and, with numerous road closures taking place at different times, Transperth is recommending that families plan ahead and take advantage of extra train services, as well as being aware of bus deviations. 

Transperth spokesman David Hynes said the pageant was one of the most popular community events in Perth, with the majority of attendees choosing to attend via public transport.  

“More than 100,000 people attend the Christmas pageant every year, and we expect lots of them to take public transport to and from the city,” he said. 

“Our team plans for months to make sure we’re ready for the pageant each year.”

After the pageant, passengers travelling north on the Joondalup Line should go to Perth Underground, and passengers heading south on the Mandurah Line should go to Elizabeth Quay Station.

“To make it easier and quicker for families to get home, no southbound trains will stop at Perth Underground, and no northbound trains will stop at Elizabeth Quay between 8.30pm and 10pm,” Mr Hynes said.

“Passengers are reminded that due to the Armadale Line closure, trains will only be operating on that line between Perth and Victoria Park stations. 

“There are several alternative bus services available for those who would usually board the train between Victoria Park and Armadale/Thornlie stations.”

Ferries will operate on the summer timetable, with the last service leaving Elizabeth Quay Jetty at 11.30pm.

There will be a number of bus deviations due to road closures in the area. More information is available here on the Transperth website.

Families using public transport can take advantage of Transperth’s discounted FamilyRider (cash) ticket, which allows up to seven people (up to two standard fares and five concession fares) to travel anywhere on the network for $10.30.

Children aged four and younger travel free on all Transperth services.

“We suggest that people heading into the city allow extra time to buy a ticket at the station, as many passengers will be buying cash tickets,” Mr Hynes said.

“Additional trains will be scheduled before and after the pageant, and buses will be available to take patrons to and from the event, deviating around road closures where necessary.

“I’d urge all passengers attending the pageant to plan their journey on the Transperth website JourneyPlanner, or call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13.”

Call 13 62 13 or visit the Transperth website for more information.

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