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Sunday, July 12, 2020

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Travel to the Christmas Pageant with Transperth

Not everyone can fly over traffic like Santa and his reindeer, 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 in place, Transperth is recommending 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. 

“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.

Families using public transport can take advantage of Transperth’s discounted FamilyRider ticket, which allows up to seven people (up to two standard fares and five concession fares) to travel anywhere on the network for $13.10.

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.

“While additional trains will be scheduled before and after the pageant, there will be road closures, so some bus routes may be affected.

“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.”

Additional trains will operate in conjunction with timetabled services as follows:

Armadale/Thornlie Line

To event: Armadale/Thornlie Line trains run on a 15-minute frequency until about 7.15pm when they move to a 30-minute frequency.

From event: Frequent timetabled and additional services on the Armadale Line leave Perth Station between 8.30pm and 10.02pm. Timetabled Armadale and Thornlie line services will then operate on a 30-minute frequency.

Fremantle Line

To event: Fremantle Line trains run on a 15-minute frequency until 8.25pm when they move to a 30-minute service.

From event: Frequent timetabled and additional services leave Perth Station until midnight.

Midland Line

To event: Midland Line trains run on a 15-minute frequency until 8.30pm when they move to a 30-minute service.

From event: Frequent timetabled and additional services leave Perth Station until midnight.

Joondalup Line

To event: Frequent timetabled and additional services will run on the Joondalup Line until about 8pm when they move to a 30-minute service.

From event: Frequent timetabled and additional services leave Perth Underground between 8.30pm and 10pm. Trains will then operate every 15 minutes.

Mandurah Line

To event: Frequent timetabled and additional services will run on the Joondalup Line until about 8pm when they move to a 30-minute service.

From event: Frequent timetabled and additional trains leave Elizabeth Quay Station between 8.30pm and 10pm. Trains will then operate every 15 minutes.

To help clear the crowd as quickly as possible, Mandurah Line passengers will need to board at Elizabeth Quay Station only (and not Perth Underground). Joondalup Line passengers will need to board at Perth Underground only (and not Elizabeth Quay Station).

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.

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

Media contact:  9326 2526

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