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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Media statements

/ Categories: PTA News, Transperth

Plan ahead and take public transport to the Christmas Pageant

With numerous road closures in place, save yourself the festive headache and catch public transport to the Christmas Pageant on December 1. The parade is only a short walk from Perth and Elizabeth Quay stations and plenty of extra trains will be running for the event.

Transperth is recommending families to plan ahead and take advantage of the extra train services, as well as being aware of bus diversions.

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 the Underground, and no northbound trains will stop at Elizabeth Quay immediately after the event,” Mr Hynes said.

Families using public transport can take advantage of Transperth’s discounted FamilyRider ticket, which allows up to seven people (two standard fares and five concession fares) to travel anywhere on the network for $12.80.

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 7pm when they move to a 30-minute frequency.
From event: Frequent timetabled and additional services on the Armadale Line leave Perth Station between 8.45pm 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 8.26pm when they move to a 30-minute service.
From event: Frequent timetabled and additional services leave Perth Station until 10.30pm. Timetabled services will then operate on a 30-minute service.

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 about 10.30pm. Timetabled trains will then operate on a 30-minute service.

Joondalup Line
To event: Joondalup Line trains run on a 15-minute frequency until about 8pm when they move to a 30-minute service.
From event: Frequent timetabled and additional services leave Perth Underground between 8pm and 11.15pm. Timetabled trains will then operate every 30 minutes.

Mandurah Line
To event: Mandurah Line trains run on a 15-minute frequency until 8.19pm when they move to a 30-minute service.
From event: Frequent timetabled and additional trains leave Elizabeth Quay Station between 8pm and 11.15pm. Timetabled trains will then operate every 30 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).

There will be a number of bus deviations due to road closures in the area. More information is available here on the Transperth website.

Ferries will operate on the summer timetable, with the last service leaving Elizabeth Quay Jetty at 11.30pm.

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

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