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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Media statements

New legislation to significantly increase rail trespass penalties

  • New legislation to significantly increase rail trespass penalties introduced today
  • Maximum fine for rail trespass will increase from $200 to $5000
  • Change designed to deter dangerous, risk taking offences
  • Category B incidents 'that may have the potential to cause a serious accident' have risen by more than 70 per cent from 510 in 2017-18 to 885 in 2018-19

All-time high passenger satisfaction with Transperth services

  • 95 per cent of train passengers and 91 per cent of bus passengers satisfied with Transperth services
  • Green shoots emerge in patronage data with an additional 1.6 million extra boardings over 2018-19
  • $1.25 million patronage campaign has increased willingness to use public transport
  • Work is well underway on a number of major METRONET transport projects

Tender to build METRONET Bellevue railcar depot released

  • Tender to build assembly and maintenance facility for METRONET railcars released
  • Involves construction of main manufacturing facility and high-voltage testing building
  • More than 200 direct long-term jobs, and hundreds of indirect jobs created through facility and railcar construction
  • Tender to be awarded late 2019 with construction expected to begin next year
  • Major McGowan Government election commitment to return railcar manufacturing to WA underway

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