You’d be crackers not to go Transperth on Oz Day
Transperth is coming to the Australia Day party on Monday (Jan 26) with lots of extra bus and train services to help Perth families get to and from the fireworks spectacular.
Public holiday timetables will apply, with extra capacity on trains, extra afternoon bus services from many areas and deviations on some routes because of road closures.
CAT buses will not be operating, and ferry services will be suspended around noon to meet safety requirements in setting up the fireworks show. The Mends Street jetty and the Transperth part of the Barrack Street jetty will be closed to the public from 12.30pm.
At the end of the Skyworks spectacular, Mandurah Line passengers should board at the Esplanade Station, and Joondalup Line passengers, at Perth Underground. From about 9.30pm, trains heading south will not stop at Perth Underground and trains heading north will not stop at Esplanade. Services on the Armadale, Thornlie, Midland and Fremantle lines operate as normal, from Perth Station.
Because of road closures throughout the city, in South Perth and around Kings Park, all bus services to and from Perth in the evening will arrive and leave from one of seven locations – the Esplanade Busport, the Wellington Street Bus Station, and five stands at the eastern end of St George’s Terrace between Pier Street and Hill Street.
There are special buses from the Fremantle, Gosnells and Midland train stations, the Clarkson, Joondalup, Stirling, Warwick and Whitfords stations, and the Mandurah, Bull Creek, Cockburn Central, Kwinana, Murdoch and Rockingham Stations. Transperth will also provide extra timetabled services from Mirrabooka and Morley Bus Stations. Departure times range from 9.45pm to after midnight.
The annual Australia Day fireworks show is the biggest single event on Perth’s public transport calendar and Transperth urges all patrons to be patient, especially as tens of thousands of people seek to leave the city by bus or train at the same time. Patrons should also note that alcohol may not be consumed on Transperth services.
Further and more detailed information is available through the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13 (TTY: 9428 1999) or by visiting the website at www.transperth.wa.gov.au