Transperth a ‘giant’ help for major Perth art event
Transperth is reminding those keen to see the Perth International Arts Festival’s The Giants parade to plan their journey in advance.
Close to 250,000 people are expected to visit Perth on February 13, 14 and 15 to see the ANZAC Centenary-inspired, The Incredible and Phenomenal Journey of The Giants to the Streets of Perth.
Transperth spokesman David Hynes said that while public transport was the ideal way to get into the city for the event, road closures along The Giant’s route would impact bus routes.
“With hundreds of thousands of people expected to see The Giants over their three days in Perth, there’s no better way to avoid traffic than by catching a train into the city,” Mr Hynes said.
“We will be putting on extra train services over the three days, as well as increasing the capacity of scheduled service by adding more railcars.
“Friday in particular will be very busy with our usual morning and afternoon peaks, as well as the crowds in town to see The Giants.
Mr Hynes said it is important to note there will be a range of road closures in place over the three-day event which will heavily disrupt bus services through the CBD.
“We’ll get you as close to the action as we possibly can with our trains, but you may need to walk the remainder of the way rather than catching a bus.
“We’re urging passengers to plan ahead and work out the best way to get to their preferred vantage point before setting out for the city.”
The first round of road closures will come into effect at 8.30am on Friday February 13, meaning most CBD commuters will be able to get in to work as usual.
“Changes to bus routes will also impact people who intend to travel through the city, not necessarily to see The Giants – so we need just about anyone moving around Perth that day to plan ahead.
“If you do choose to drive, it may be worthwhile checking if you can park at a satellite car park and then catch a train or bus for the remainder of your journey.
Passengers can check if their bus route will be disrupted and plan their journey by visiting www.transperth.wa.gov.au, calling the InfoLine on 13 62 13 or by using the Transperth App.