There will be plenty of extra buses and trains to get punters to and from the City of Perth’s 2014 Australia Day Skyworks.
Spokesman David Hynes said it’s the busiest day on the Transperth calendar:
“Last year there were nearly 250,000 passenger journeys on our services on Australia Day,” he said.
“Because of this we ask people to plan their journey in advance so they know what public transport option is best for them.
“Additional customer service staff will be working and every available transit officer will be on duty on the day to help people reach their destinations.”
Mr Hynes said every year tens of thousands of revellers came throughout the course of the day to watch the Skyworks, but once the main event was over there was a rush of people trying to get home.
“Every year people want to get home as quickly as possible and with that in mind we spend months planning the services for the day.
“It is important to note that celebrating passengers also have a role to play, and we encourage them to embrace the Aussie spirit of mateship and be courteous to their fellow travellers and Transperth staff.”
Because demand is heaviest on the Mandurah and Joondalup Lines, Transperth has developed a system to move people away from the event as quickly as possible.
“Passengers travelling north on the Joondalup line should go to Perth Underground,” Mr Hynes said.
“Passengers heading south should go to Esplanade Station. Note that southbound trains will not stop at the Underground, and northbound trains will not stop at Esplanade.”
After the fireworks, trains will runs as follows:
- Esplanade Station - Mandurah Line passengers only.
- Perth Underground - Joondalup Line passengers only. Enter from Murray Street Mall (west end).
- Perth Station - Armadale, Thornlie, Fremantle and Midland line passengers only.
- Armadale Line: Platform 5. Enter from Wellington Street main entrance.
- Thornlie Line: Platform 4. Enter from Eastern Concourse or Wellington Street main entrance.
- Fremantle Line: Platform 7. Enter from Eastern Concourse.
- Midland Line: Platform 9. Enter from Eastern Concourse.
Ferry services will operate on a Sunday timetable from 7.50am but stop for the day at noon. Both the Mends Street jetty and the Transperth section of the Barrack Street Jetty will be closed to the public after this time.
A good tip for families looking to save on the cost of individual fares is to purchase a FamilyRider ticket. A FamilyRider carries the entitlement of unlimited travel for up to seven people (two standard and five concession fares), with no time constraints on weekends and public holidays. FamilyRiders are available only as a cash ticket from bus drivers or ticket vending machines at stations.
For more information on Australia Day services, visit the Transperth website at www.transperth.wa.gov.au or download the Transperth App for iOS and Android here.
Media contact: Claire Krol 9326 2526