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Monday, October 23, 2017

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Glendalough Station lift to be replaced

Glendalough Station’s lift will be closed for three months from May 4 so it can be replaced

It will be replaced as part of the $7.1 million Lift and Escalator Upgrade Project.

Transperth spokesman David Hynes said there is a ramp at Glendalough Station which can be used while the lift is being replaced.

“The only way to replace a lift is by closing it entirely,” Mr Hynes said.

“Fortunately Glendalough Station has stairs and escalators, as well as a ramp so passengers with prams, wheelchairs and bikes will be able to use that while the work is being carried out.

“In the event that passengers cannot use the ramp, we’d urge them to plan ahead and consider travelling to another station.”

Glendalough is the last station on the Joondalup Line to have its lift replaced under the Lift and Escalator upgrade program. Work to replace the lift at Joondalup Station was completed earlier this month.

“We know these upgrades may be inconvenient for some passengers, but replacing the lift, which is more than 20 years old, will keep it reliable and accessible into the future.”

Passengers with reduced mobility or vision impairment can call our dedicated Special Assistance number (1800 800 022) if they would like to pre-book a transfer.

For information on accessible bus services running between Glendalough and other stations, visit the Transperth website at www.transperth.wa.gov.au or call 13 62 13.

Work on Perth Station’s down escalator onto Platform 5, the first of four escalator replacements at the station, will also begin next month. However, passengers will still have access to lifts and escalators on other platforms.

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