More buses, trains for Oz Day

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

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.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.coi­iuli­tysix.coi.Au d431791

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.

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