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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Media statements

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Plan ahead for Armadale Line disruption

Armadale Line passengers are being encouraged to make alternate travel arrangements or allow extra time for their journey during an 11-day rail disruption from April 1 to 11.

The disruption is due to the METRONET Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal project in Kelmscott and includes a full shutdown of the Armadale and Thornlie lines on Good Friday.   

The line between Gosnells and Armadale stations must be closed to allow for essential rail works to remove the level crossing and construct the new Davis Road underpass.

From April 1, vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists will no longer be able to use the level crossing and are being directed to alternate crossings until the new underpass is opened shortly after this disruption.

PTA spokesman David Hynes said train passengers and road users should allow extra travel time in their commute during the 11 days.

“This disruption has been scheduled for the Easter long weekend and April school holidays to try and limit the number of people who will be impacted,” he said.

“However there will still be delays. Trains may not run to their usual timetable between Perth and Gosnells stations, and buses may experience delays as they will need to deviate.

“For train passengers who usually travel between Armadale and Gosnells stations, train replacement buses will be running.

“Drivers should take care in the area and follow traffic management on site, while pedestrians and cyclists are encouraged to use the pedestrian crossing at Kelmscott Station to cross the tracks.”

No trains will run on either the Armadale or Thornlie lines on April 2 to allow METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link enabling works to be carried out at Perth Stadium Station.

Passengers are urged to plan ahead using the Transperth website or app, consider alternate travel options, or, if they must use public transport, to leave extra time and prepare for delays.

For more information about the disruption, visit the Transperth website or call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13.

For more information on the road detours and about the project, visit the METRONET website or call 9326 3666.

Media contact: 9326 2526

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