New Airport Line a win for commuters with services to almost double
- Thousands of commuters to benefit when Airport Line opens
- Increased service frequency provides greater access to city and airport
- Airport Line to open for regular services on Monday October 10
Commuters in the city's inner-west and inner-east will be spoilt for choice when the new Airport Line officially opens for regular services on Monday 10 October, with services between Claremont and Bayswater and the city set to almost double.
From 10 October, trains will leave Claremont and Bayswater Stations for Perth every six minutes during peak, compared to every 10 minutes currently, and every 7.5 minutes off-peak on weekdays, compared to every 15 minutes currently.
The improved frequency will also mean trains are departing Claremont and Bayswater Stations every 15 minutes between roughly 9pm and midnight on weekdays, compared to the current frequency of every 30 minutes.
On weekends and public holidays, trains will leave Claremont and Bayswater for Perth on average every 7.5 minutes throughout most of the day.
The higher frequency services will benefit more than 10,000 commuters that board trains between Claremont and Bayswater Stations and the city on average each day.
Every second train departing from Claremont will take commuters to the new Airport Central Station, with the journey time about 35 minutes.
The Claremont Station redevelopment, which was completed in April, will play a critical role in supporting the expanded services. The project included a new bus interchange and two train turnbacks, allowing direct access from the Fremantle Line to the Airport Line and improved local passenger services.
The redevelopment also included a new principal shared path for cyclists and pedestrians, and a new pedestrian underpass connecting Claremont Crescent and Gugeri Street.
Two interpretive signage pieces created by Noongar artist Seantelle Walsh will be installed around the station and a public art mural within the new underpass was created by Jennie Nayton.
To view the new timetable, visit the Transperth website: Airport Line (transperth.wa.gov.au)