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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Media statements

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Free ANZAC Day travel for veterans and serving personnel

Transperth is recognising the sacrifice made by the men and women of the armed forces by providing them with free travel all day on ANZAC Day (Wednesday, April 25).

Extra bus and train services will operate, including early-morning services to get people to and from the dawn services in Kings Park and Fremantle.

Transperth spokesman David Hynes urged all passengers planning to attend services on the day to plan their journey ahead of time and leave extra time to get to their destination, as trains and buses would be busy.

“In recognition of their great sacrifice they have made for our country, all serving and returned service personnel wearing their uniforms, campaign ribbons or medals can also travel free on all Transperth bus, train and ferry services throughout the day*,” Mr Hynes said.

“Other passengers will need to purchase a ticket or use their SmartRider to travel.”

Kings Park Dawn Service

Trains
Special event train services will be operating to Perth on the Joondalup Line from 3.45am, 3.57am, 4.09am and 4.21am, and on the Mandurah Line from 3.36am, 3.48am, 4.00am and 4.12am.

Fremantle Line passengers will be able to catch a train from 4.22am and 4.37am, Armadale Line passengers from 3.47am, 4.05am and 4.23am, and Midland Line passengers from 4.05am, 4.20am and 4.35am

Buses
Route 620 to Kings Park will leave Perth Busport from approximately 4.30am.

While buses are accessible for people with mobility issues, some of the locations (eg. within Kings Park) are not. Refer to the RSL website for detailed information.

Kings Park internal shuttle
Route 621 will operate between the Vietnam War Memorial and the coach terminus near Wadjuk Way between 4.25am and approximately 9.30am.

All other buses will run to a standard Public Holiday timetable and some deviations will be in place due to CBD road closures.

Fremantle Memorial Dawn Service

Trains to Fremantle will leave Perth Station (Platform 7) at 3.47am, 4.02am and 4.32am.

Connecting shuttle buses to Monument Hill will leave Fremantle Station, Stand 3 from 4.35am, with return shuttles back to Fremantle Station after the Dawn Service.

To find out more about Transperth services, visit the Transperth website www.transperth.wa.gov.au or call the Transperth InfoLine 13 62 13. Hearing or speech impaired passengers can call via NRS 133 677 and ask for 13 62 13.

* Normal fares apply for people not wearing a service uniform or insignia. 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).

 

Media contact:  9326 2526 

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