More buses, trains for Oz 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 next week.
Public Transport Authority spokesman David Hynes said about 250,000 people used Transperth services on Australia Day last year.
“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 commuters trying to get home.
For several years, Transperth has allocated passengers on the northern and southern lines to specific stations to move people away after the event as quickly as possible 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 will stop at noon.
The Mends Street Jetty and Transperth section of the Barrack Street Jetty will be closed to the public after this time.
For more information on Australia Day services, visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au< &bh"http://www.transperth.wa.g ov.au"> or download the Transperth app for iOS and Android.
Mandurah Line passengers only.
Joondalup Line passengers only. Enter from Murray Street Mall (west end).
Armadale, Thornlie, Fremantle and Midland line passengers only.
Passenger ticketing assistant Mohannad Samad and station co-ordinator Frank Pine will be making sure people go to the right stations after the Skyworks show on Australia Day.