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Free ANZAC Day travel for veterans and serving personnel

Transperth is recognising the sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed forces by providing them with free travel all day on ANZAC Day (Thursday, April 25).

Normal fares apply for people not wearing a service uniform or insignia. Seniors, aged and disability support pensioners can use their SmartRider to access free travel (as is always the case off-peak on weekdays and all day on weekends and public holidays).

Bus and train services will operate - including early-morning services - to get people to and from the dawn service in Kings Park. 

“All serving and returned service personnel wearing their uniforms, campaign ribbons or medals can travel free on all Transperth bus, train and ferry services throughout the day,” Transperth spokesman David Hynes said.

“As is usual for the Kings Park service, organisers are preparing for a crowd of thousands to pay their respects to all those who served.

“We expect many of them will use public transport to get to the event and buses will be specially busy, so we recommend planning your journey and leaving plenty of time to arrive for the start of the service.”

Kings Park Dawn Service

Special-event trains will be operating to Perth on the Joondalup Line, leaving Butler Station at 3.43am, 3.58am, 4.13am and 4.28am, and on the Mandurah Line, leaving Mandurah Station at 3.34am, 3.49am, 4.04am and 4.19am.

Fremantle Line passengers will be able to catch a train from Fremantle at 4.22am and 4.38am, and Midland Line passengers from Midland at 4.19am, and 4.34am. Airport Line trains will leave High Wycombe Station at 4.30am and 4.45am. Armadale Line trains will leave Victoria Park Station at 4.35am and 4.50am. 

The Armadale/Thornlie Line is closed between Victoria Park and Armadale/Thornlie, but buses (Route 907) leave Armadale Station at 3.21am, 3.31am, 3.41am and 3.51am. Bus Route 908 will leave Cannington Station at 4.11am and 4.23am. 

Route 619 to Kings Park will leave Perth Busport from 4.30am. The last service will depart at 5.35am. Buses will return to Perth Busport after the service until 9am. 

While buses are accessible for people with mobility issues, some of the locations within Kings Park are not access-friendly. Refer to the RSL website for detailed information.

All other buses will run to the standard Sunday public holiday timetable with some deviations in place due to CBD road closures associated with the ANZAC Day march. 

Kings Park internal shuttle
Route 621 will operate between the Vietnam War Memorial and the coach terminus near Wadjuk Way between 4.25am and 9.30am (but will not operate during the dawn service).

Fremantle Memorial Dawn Service

Trains to Fremantle will leave Perth Station (platform 7) at 3.45am, 4am and 4.50am.

To find out more about Transperth services, visit the Transperth website or call the Transperth InfoLine 13 62 13. Hearing or speech-impaired passengers can call via NRS 133 677 and ask for 13 62 13.

Media contact:  9326 2526  


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