Change trains for skyshow

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Australia Day -

EX­TRA pub­lic trans­port has been or­gan­ised to cope with crowds at Aus­tralia Day cel­e­bra­tions.

Buses and trains will be able to get peo­ple to and from the City of Perth’s 2015 Aus­tralia Day Sky­works and the City of Fre­man­tle’s 2015 In­dian Ocean Fire­works.

Pub­lic Trans­port Au­thor­ity spokesman David Hynes said last year about 250,000 peo­ple used Transperth ser­vices on Aus­tralia Day.

“That’s why we ask peo­ple to plan their jour­ney in ad­vance so they know what pub­lic trans­port op­tion is best for them,” he said.

“Ad­di­tional cus­tomer ser­vice staff will be work­ing and ev­ery avail­able tran­sit of­fi­cer will be on duty on the day to help peo­ple reach their des­ti­na­tions.”

Mr Hynes said tens of thou­sands of peo­ple trav­elled into Perth and Fre­man­tle through­out the day to watch the fire­works but when the main events were over, there was a rush of peo- ple try­ing to get home at the same time.

Transperth has al­lo­cated pas­sen­gers on the north­ern and south­ern lines to spe­cific sta­tions to move peo­ple as quickly as pos­si­ble after the event be­cause de­mand is heav­i­est on the Man­durah and Joon­dalup lines.

“Pas­sen­gers trav­el­ling north on the Joon­dalup line should go to Perth Un­der­ground,” Mr Hynes said.

“Pas­sen­gers head­ing south should go to Es­planade Sta­tion. No south­bound trains will stop at the Un­der­ground and no north­bound trains will stop at Es­planade.”

Ferry ser­vices will op­er­ate on a Sun­day timetable from 7.50am but stop at noon.

The Mends Street Jetty and Transperth sec­tion of the Bar­rack Street Jetty will be closed to the pub­lic after noon.

For more de­tails, visit the Transperth web­site at www.transperth.wa.gov.au.

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