Reminder to plan ahead for upcoming Fremantle Line service disruptions
Transperth’s Fremantle Line passengers are being reminded to plan their journeys well ahead of time, with major service disruptions due to start on February 5.
A new video illustrating the impacts of the disruption on passengers was released by Transperth recently, with people who use the line urged to be prepared ahead of the eight-week period of reduced service because of upgrade work.
The work will enable the METRONET Claremont Station project team to install turnback infrastructure and new overhead lines. This will allow for an increase in the frequency of Fremantle Line services between Claremont and the CBD during peak times, boost network resilience during unplanned service disruptions, and facilitate direct access to the new Airport Line from Claremont Station.
Aside from several full-line weekend closures, Fremantle Line services between Showgrounds and Fremantle will operate on a 30-minute frequency until April 5. Claremont Station will remain closed, and no trains will stop there. Showgrounds Station will be the closest operational station for passengers (though timetabled bus services will continue to operate to and from Claremont Station).
“There are lots of things passengers can do to make their journey go as smoothly as possible,” Transperth spokesman David Hynes said.
“We’re recommending that people who intend to use these services plan ahead and leave up to 30 minutes of extra time to get to their destination.
“Depending on their starting location and destination, passengers may find an existing timetabled bus service to be a more convenient travel option – these can be found via the Transperth JourneyPlanner on the website.
“If you’re planning to travel during the full-line closures, it’s well worth checking out where your rail replacement bus service departs from ahead of time.
“And finally, the best way to stay up to date is to download the Transperth app and enable push notifications, as well as signing up for My Alerts on the Transperth website.”
A special student-only bus service, School Special 700, is being introduced to service 10 schools along the Fremantle Line. These buses will operate between Shenton Park and Fremantle stations before and after school, and are for schoolchildren only.
Passengers who may be impacted are urged to visit the Transperth website, sign up for My Alerts, download the Transperth app or call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13 for more information.
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