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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Media statements

Passengers advised of planned weekend rail disruptions

There will be a planned weekend rail closure from the evening of Friday October 11 to Monday October 14 as part of ongoing works for the Perth City Link project.

The closure will impact the Fremantle, Midland, Thornlie and Armadale Lines.  

Public Transport Authority spokesman David Hynes said the closure would start at 10pm on Friday October 11 with services returning to normal first thing on Monday October 14.

“This work is once again related to the Perth City Link project. As with the last shut, replacement buses will be provided,” he said.

“This shut will begin after close of business on a Friday night and runs through the weekend. Ultimately it means we will be able to commission platform six at Perth station.”

Perth station will be closed for the entire weekend.

Fremantle Line: Closed.
Midland Line: terminates at Claisebrook.
Armadale Line: terminates at Claisebrook.
Thornlie Line: Closed.
Mandurah Line: Closed between Rockingham and Mandurah.

The Joondalup Line will be unaffected.

Mr Hynes said the PTA had shown its network of replacement buses had operated effectively during the major shutdowns in July and August.

“We are confident that we are doing everything we can to move passengers as efficiently as possible,” he said.

Mr Hynes said as with the major shuts in July and August, the PTA has notified the City of Fremantle of the closure.

“As always, we have made early contact with the council to let them know about the approaching shuts, and will be advising a number of other stakeholder groups,” he said.

Mr Hynes said there would also be a number of night closures in place over the coming months.

“Passengers will be informed of these service changes by Transperth’s communication channels including TravelEasys, signage, the website and the InfoLine,” he said.

“It’s important passengers arm themselves with information about these changes by visiting the Transperth website for more information.”

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