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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Out-of-hours work

Details of upcoming out-of-hours work within the PTA rail reserve

Each week the Public Transport Authority (PTA) undertakes a range of essential maintenance activities to ensure the continued and safe operation of the rail network. To minimise disruption to passenger services, much of this work is required to take place outside of standard construction hours (i.e. before 7am, after 7pm, Sunday or on a public holiday), either after trains have stopped running, or during a scheduled shutdown of the line.

The PTA appreciates that out-of-hours work has the potential to cause disturbance to people living close to the rail reserve, and has historically provided notice of upcoming work via hard-copy letter. As the network continues to expand, the PTA has resolved that the practice of delivering hard-copy letters is no longer sustainable. Up coming out-of-hours works will now be published via this webpage and email notifications. Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER), which manages compliance with the Regulations, are aware that the PTAs online publication of upcoming out-of-hours works will continue as the primary method of notification. The PTA will continue to deliver hard-copy letters to residents living near major infrastructure project sites; this webpage is intended to provide details of routine maintenance only.

The below table provides details of upcoming out-of-hours work across the PTA rail network. To identify work which may impact you, please enter your suburb in the search bar at the top of the table. The glossary below the table provides explanations of the most common types of maintenance undertaken.

To reduce the need for residents to proactively check this webpage to find out about work near them, the PTA has implemented an email notification system. If you would like to receive notice of out-of-hours work near you via email, please register using the sign-up form below

The website is correct at the time of publication and may not be reflective of work that has been cancelled, rescheduled or emergency work that may be undertaken with no notice.

If you would like more information or have any questions about upcoming out-of-hours work near you, please email nightwork@pta.wa.gov.au, or call 13 62 13.

Upcoming out-of-hours work within the PTA rail reserve

Line Start date End date Hours of work Suburb(s) Location Work type (No column name) Daytime queries After-hours contact
Airport Line 01/02/2023 01/02/2023 01:00AM to 05:00AM Bayswater, Ascot, Redcliffe, Perth Airport, High Wycombe Bayswater Train Station to High Wycombe Train Station Rail inspection Track machine 13 62 13 9326 2333
Airport Line 01/02/2023 01/02/2023 01:00AM to 05:00AM Bayswater, Ascot, Redcliffe, Perth Airport, High Wycombe Bayswater Train Station to High Wycombe Train Station Rail inspection Track machine 13 62 13 9326 2333
Armadale Line 30/01/2023 30/01/2023 01:00AM to 05:00AM Gosnells, Champion Lakes, Kelmscott, Camillo, Seville Grove, Armadale Tonkin Hwy, Gosnells to Third Road Level Crossing, Armadale OLE maintenance Cherry picker, Hand tools 13 62 13 9326 2333
Armadale Line 30/01/2023 30/01/2023 01:00AM to 05:00AM Gosnells, Champion Lakes, Kelmscott, Camillo, Seville Grove, Armadale Tonkin Hwy, Gosnells to Third Road Level Crossing, Armadale OLE maintenance Cherry picker, Hand tools 13 62 13 9326 2333
Armadale Line 30/01/2023 30/01/2023 01:00AM to 04:30AM Burswood, Lathlain, Victoria Park, Carlisle, East Victoria Park, Welshpool, Cannington, Queens Park, East Cannington Burswood Train Station to Hamilton Street Level Crossing, Cannington Maze post replacement Hand tools, power tools 13 62 13 9326 2333
Armadale Line 31/01/2023 31/01/2023 01:00AM to 05:00AM Queens Park, East Cannington, Beckenham Wharf Street Level Crossing, Queens Park to William Street Level Crossing, Beckenham Rail maintenance Mini excavator, Bobcat, Hand tools, Road-rail vehicle 13 62 13 9326 2333
Armadale Line 01/02/2023 01/02/2023 01:00AM to 05:00AM Gosnells, Champion Lakes, Kelmscott, Seaforth Train Station to Kelmscott Train Station Rail maintenance Mini excavator, Bobcat, Hand tools, Road-rail vehicle 13 62 13 9326 2333
Armadale Line 02/02/2023 02/02/2023 01:30AM to 05:00AM Kenwick, Maddington Wanaping Road Level Crossing, Kenwick to Kelvin Road Level Crossing, Maddington Rail maintenance Mini excavator, Bobcat, Hand tools, Road-rail vehicle 13 62 13 9326 2333
City 31/01/2023 31/01/2023 01:30AM to 04:30AM Claisebrook, Perth Claisebrook Rail Depot to McIver Train Station Rail maintenance Mini excavator, Bobcat, Hand tools, Road-rail vehicle 13 62 13 9326 2333
City 01/02/2023 02/02/2023 01:00AM to 05:00AM Claisebrook, Perth Claisebrook Rail Depot to Perth Train Station Rail maintenance Mini excavator, Bobcat, Hand tools, welding equipment 13 62 13 9326 2333
City 03/02/2023 03/02/2023 01:30AM to 04:30AM Claisebrook, Perth Claisebrook Rail Depot to Lord Street, Perth Rail maintenance Mini excavator, Bobcat, Hand tools 13 62 13 9326 2333
Fremantle Line 31/01/2023 31/01/2023 01:00AM to 05:00AM Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, Mosman Park, North Fremantle Salvado Street Level Crossing, Cottesloe to North Fremantle Train Station OLE maintenance Cherry picker, Hand tools 13 62 13 9326 2333
Fremantle Line 31/01/2023 31/01/2023 01:30AM to 04:30AM East Perth, Claisebrook, Perth East Perth Train Station to McIver Train Station Rail maintenance Mini excavator, Bobcat, Hand tools, Road-rail vehicle 13 62 13 9326 2333
Fremantle Line 01/02/2023 01/02/2023 12:30AM to 05:00AM Mosman Park, North Fremantle, Fremantle Mosman Park Train Station to Cliff Street, Fremantle OLE maintenance Cherry picker, Hand tools 13 62 13 9326 2333
Fremantle Line 01/02/2023 01/02/2023 01:30AM to 04:30AM East Perth, Claisebrook, Perth East Perth Train Station to McIver Train Station Rail maintenance Mini excavator, Bobcat, Hand tools, welding equipment 13 62 13 9326 2333
Fremantle Line 01/02/2023 01/02/2023 01:30AM to 04:30AM Claisebrook, Perth, West Perth Claisebrook Train Station to City West Train Station Rail maintenance Mini excavator, Bobcat, Hand tools, welding equipment 13 62 13 9326 2333
Joondalup Line 31/01/2023 31/01/2023 01:00AM to 04:30AM Joondalup, Connolly, Currambine, Kinross, Neerabup, Tamala Park, Clarkson, Ridgewood, Nowergup, Butler Moore Drive, Joondalup to Butler Train Station Rail inspection with track machine Road-rail vehicle 13 62 13 9326 2333
Joondalup Line 01/02/2023 01/02/2023 12:30AM to 05:00AM Kingsley, Craigie, Woodvale Whitfords Train Station Platform light installation Cherry picker, Hand tools 13 62 13 9326 2333
Joondalup Line 02/02/2023 03/02/2023 01:00AM to 04:30AM Kingsley, Craigie, Woodvale Whitfords Train Station to Westhaven Drive, Woodvale Rail maintenance Mini excavator, Bobcat, Hand tools, welding equipment 13 62 13 9326 2333
Mandurah Line 30/01/2023 30/01/2023 01:30AM to 04:30AM Mandurah Mandurah Road, Mandurah to Mandurah Train Station Rail maintenance Mini excavator, Bobcat, Hand tools, welding equipment 13 62 13 9326 2333
Mandurah Line 31/01/2023 31/01/2023 01:30AM to 04:30AM Mandurah Mandurah Road, Mandurah to Mandurah Train Station Rail maintenance Mini excavator, Bobcat, Hand tools, welding equipment 13 62 13 9326 2333
Mandurah Line 02/02/2023 02/02/2023 01:00AM to 05:00AM Mandogalup, Wandi, The Spectacles, Anketell, Parmelia, Bertram, Parklands, Wellard, Leda, Hillman, Rockingham, Cooloongup, Waikiki, Warnbro, Port Kennedy, Baldivis, Karnup Rowley Road, Mandogalup to Paganoni Road, Karnup Rail inspection Track machine 13 62 13 9326 2333
Mandurah Line 03/02/2023 03/02/2023 12:30AM to 05:00AM Perth, South Perth, Como, Salter Point, Mount Pleasant, Brentwood, Bateman, Bull Creek, Murdoch, Leeming, North Lake, Bibra Lake, Jandakot, South Lake, Cockburn Central, Atwell, Success, Aubin Grove, Hammond Park, Mandogalup Elizabeth Quay Train Station to Rowley Road, Mandogalup Rail inspection Track machine 13 62 13 9326 2333
Midland Line 31/01/2023 31/01/2023 01:00AM to 04:30AM Bayswater, Bassendean Guildford Road Level Crossing, Bayswater to Bassendean Train Station Rail maintenance Mini excavator, Bobcat, Hand tools, Road-rail vehicle 13 62 13 9326 2333
Midland Line 01/02/2023 01/02/2023 01:00AM to 05:00AM Maylands, Bayswater Maylands Train Station to Guildford Road Level Crossing, Bayswater Rail inspection Track machine 13 62 13 9326 2333
Midland Line 01/02/2023 03/02/2023 01:00AM to 05:00AM Bayswater, Bassendean Guildford Road Level Crossing, Bayswater to Bassendean Train Station Rail maintenance Mini excavator, Bobcat, Hand tools, Road-rail vehicle 13 62 13 9326 2333
Midland Line 03/02/2023 03/02/2023 01:00AM to 05:00AM Bayswater Charles Street, Bayswater to Guildford Road Level Crossing, Bayswater Rail maintenance Mini excavator, Bobcat, Hand tools 13 62 13 9326 2333

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Glossary of common maintenance activities and terms

Maintenance Activities:

OLE maintenance: general inspection and maintenance of the overhead line equipment (OLE) which supplies power to railcars. Usually involves the use of a road-rail vehicle with an elevated work platform (i.e. cherry picker) attachment, and hand tools.

Rail grinding: grinding of the rail to remove minor defects (small amounts of metal) and maintain the profile (shape) of the track. Required to extend the life of the rail, reduce operational noise, and improve passenger comfort during travel. Involves the use of a rail grinding track machine which travels along the rail line.

Regulating and tamping: maintenance of the ballast trackbed using specialised maintenance track machine to compact, shape and distribute ballast around the tracks and sleepers. 

Re-railing: replacement of rail sections using a range of machinery including a loader and welding equipment.

Rail maintenance: inspection and maintenance of the track, replacing sleepers. Usually includes the use of hand tools, mini excavator, and bobcat.

Platform maintenance/ vehicle and pedestrian level crossing maintenance: inspection and maintenance of the platform, including replacement of yellow lines, rectification of platforms and crossings. This can involve using various tools and equipment such as, jack hammers, compactors, power tools

Vegetation maintenance:  trimming, pruning or removal of vegetation surrounding train stations and within the rail corridor. Usually uses Electric hedge trimmer, chainsaw, electric saw.

Weed spraying: spraying of weeds on the track and rail batters using a road-rail vehicle.

Ballast delivery: crushed stones which form the foundation (or ‘trackbed’) on which the track and sleepers sit. Ballast is packed around the sleepers with a ‘shoulder’ of ballast piled on either side to prevent movement of the track. Delivery will use trucks, loaders and bobcats.

Signalling maintenance: maintenance of signalling equipment within the rail corridor. This activity mainly uses hand tools but on occasion power tools.

Specialised Equipment:

Road-rail vehicle: a specialised vehicle with two sets of wheels (rubber and steel), capable of operating on both regular road and railway track. Usually used to conduct perway patrols, OLE maintenance, and to access maintenance sites.

Maintenance train: a specialised train which undertakes maintenance as it travels along the rail line. Types include rail grinders, tampers, and regulators.

Tamper & regulator: a piece of rail transport equipment used to shape and distribute the gravel track ballast that supports the rail tracks. They are often used in conjunction with ballast tampers when maintaining track. A tamper is a self-propelled, rail-mounted machine used to pack (or tamp) the track ballast under railway tracks to make the tracks and roadbed more durable and level.

Speno Ultrasonic test train: runs over rail to detect flaws. A diesel run locomotive.


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