To minimise disruption to passengers, the majority of work will take place at night and will be staged so that only one escalator is replaced at a time, keeping access via stairs, remaining escalators and/or lifts. Each escalator will take approximately four months to replace and the PTA will stage the works to minimise disruption.
Perth Underground Station
The project team will start upgrades on the eastern escalator that runs from the centre of the Station platform to the centre of the concourse. This escalator will be out of service from Friday June 8 until late-2018, with hoarding to be erected around the work site.
The hoarding will reduce the width of the central area of the platform. Passengers using a mobility aid who plan to exit the train at Perth Underground Station should avoid boarding at the centre of the platform near the third carriage of the train.
As June 27, 2018 access between Perth Underground Station and Murray Street will be limited in order to facilitate the replacement of existing escalators. The east escalators and stairs under the Perth Underground InfoCentre will be closed for approximately six months in order to complete the works. The lift next to this escalator will remain open.
Passengers should consider alternative exits from Perth Underground Station, such as the 140 William St exit which leads to Globe Lane with easy access to William St, Wellington St and Forrest Place.
During this time a number of ticket machines and add value machines will also be out of use, if you need to add value to your SmartRider you can head to either the Perth Underground or Perth Station InfoCentres. Ticket machines will continue to be available next to the functioning escalators to the west.
Elizabeth Quay Station
Work is underway to replace the two escalators at the northern (City) end of Elizabeth Quay Station and is excepted to be complete in late-2018.
Hoarding will be in place around the work site reducing the platform width. Passengers using a mobility aid who plan to exit the train at Elizabeth Quay Station should avoid the carriages outlined below.
- Mandurah Line passengers: with mobility aids should not board the first and second carriage of the train.
- Perth and Joondalup Line passengers: with mobility aids should not board the last and second last carriage of the train.