Trains can­celled for main­te­nance work

Wanneroo Weekender - - News -

TRAINS are can­celled be­tween Clark­son and But­ler sta­tions this Satur­day.

The track clo­sure is from 7.15am to 7pm for main­te­nance and fol­lows pre­vi­ous all-day works on Oc­to­ber 7.

Pub­lic Trans­port Au­thor­ity spokesman David Hynes said it did not dis­rupt pas­sen­ger ser­vices with­out “good rea­son” and aimed to do rou­tine main­te­nance out­side peak times such as on week­ends or at night. “The re­cent clo­sures have en­abled crews to carry out im­por­tant main­te­nance on over­head line equip­ment,” he said.

“The over­heads are crit­i­cal to run­ning a re­li­able train sys­tem; if we don’t do this kind of main­te­nance, we risk un­planned dis­rup­tions that af­fect more peo­ple and lead to ma­jor sys­tem-wide de­lays.

“These works could not have been done con­cur­rently, as each re­quired the same staff and equip­ment.”

He said the work was noisy, so was done dur­ing the day, and sev­eral dif­fer­ent types of track and over­head work would oc­cur to make the most of the clo­sure.

The last full-line ser­vice leaves Perth on Satur­day at 6am and But­ler at 6.56am and re­sume from Perth at 6.38pm and But­ler at 7.26pm. Rail re­place­ment buses will run.

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