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Transperth to operate ferry for Fremantle line customers during shuts

A special 300 passenger ferry will operate between Fremantle and Perth during the planned rail disruptions in July and August.

The ferry will provide five return trips a day, operating non-stop between Fremantle’s B Shed and the Barrack Street Jetty.

It will operate from Saturday July 13 until Wednesday July 17, and again from 2.45pm pm on Wednesday August 31 until Sunday August 4.

Barrack Street Jetty 3
Fremantle B Shed 
Fremantle B Shed 
Barrack Street Jetty 3
 5.45am  7.00am  7.15am  8.30am
 8.45am  10.00am  10.15am  11.30am
 11.45am  1.00pm  1.15pm  2.30pm
 2.45pm  4.00pm  4.15pm  5.30pm
 5.45pm  7.00pm  4.15pm  8.30pm

The Public Transport Authority’s David Hynes said Fremantle Line passengers would be most affected with the Perth stations closed.

“There’s no doubt that with the Fremantle Line out for the duration of both of the shuts there will be a number of passengers looking for alternative ways to get into the city,” he said.

“We suggest that those who do use the ferry, might find they enjoy a change in their regular commute.”

The PTA launched a public awareness campaign about the planned rail shutdowns in May. The Fremantle Line is the only one which closes completely – the other lines run as far as the fringes of the CBD.

The first round starts at 7pm on Friday July 12 and runs to the last service on Wednesday July 17, with normal services resuming the following morning.

“This will allow the new Fremantle Line tunnel to be connected to the Transperth rail network.”

During the five-day shut, Midland and Armadale line trains will terminate at McIver on weekdays and Claisebrook on weekends. Joondalup and Mandurah trains will terminate at Leederville and Esplanade respectively, while the entire Fremantle Line will be closed.

Mr Hynes reminded all rail passengers, not just those using the Fremantle Line, to consider how they will get about during the shuts.

“Transperth will have replacement buses running during the closure, but there will be some delays, so passengers should plan their journeys and allow for additional travel time.

“We are asking that people consider staggering their work start and finish times, taking some flexi-time, carpooling, riding a bike to work, or even taking some leave during the shuts.”

The second disruption runs from 3pm on Wednesday July 31 through until the last service on Sunday August 4.

Again, Joondalup and Mandurah line passengers will be able to travel on the train only as far as Leederville and Esplanade stations respectively. The Fremantle Line again will be closed, but this shut will have no impact to the Midland, Thornlie and Armadale lines.

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