Special services, free travel for veterans on Anzac Day
Recognising the sacrifice made by the men and women of the armed forces, all serving and returned service personnel wearing their uniforms, campaign ribbons or medals can travel free on all Transperth bus, train and ferry services on Anzac Day (this Sunday, April 25).
Transperth is running special Anzac Day services to get people to and from the dawn ceremony in Kings Park.
Trains leave Mandurah (at 4.15am), Fremantle (4.50am), Armadale (4.24am), Clarkson (4.38am) and Midland (4.40am), arriving by 5.18am at Perth and Perth Underground.
A free shuttle bus (620) will connect with trains arriving at Perth and Perth Underground stations, operating to Kings Park between 5.05am and 5.30am from the following locations:
- Armadale/Thornlie, Fremantle and Midland Lines: Shuttle services depart from Red CAT stop 30 outside the Wellington Street Bus Station
- Joondalup and Mandurah Lines: Shuttle services depart from Stand W2 on William St, between Murray Street and Hay Street.
Another free shuttle (621) will run every five minutes (except during the Dawn Service) between the Vietnam Memorial and the State War Memorial from 4.45am until the end of the main service around 7.30am.
Other than these special services, the Transperth system will operate on a normal Sunday-public holiday timetable. There will be extra capacity on the trains to cater for people going to the Anzac Day March in the city, but patrons planning to use buses should check their timetables, as some bus routes have limited morning services on public holidays.
For those attending the Fremantle Memorial Dawn Service, a special Fremantle Line train will leave Perth Station at 4.17am, arriving in Fremantle at 4.45am. A shuttle bus for Monument Hill leaves Fremantle Station at 4.50am.
Other than on those services advertised as free shuttles, normal fares apply for people not wearing a service uniform or insignia, though seniors, aged and disability support pensioners can use their SmartRider to access free travel (as is always the case off-peak on weekdays and all day on weekends and public holidays).
More information is available through www.transperth.wa.gov.au or the Transperth InfoLine 13 62 13.