Transport is arranged
THERE are plenty of public transport options this Australia Day, with Transperth planning extra buses and trains to and from events on the day.
Transperth spokesman David Hynes said Australia Day was traditionally the busiest single day on the Transperth calendar and urged passengers to plan their journeys.
“We’ve spent months planning additional train and bus services, and enlisting extra transit officers and customer service staff to help our passengers make the most of their Australia Day festivities,” he said.
Transperth railcar driver Bernie Tanteckchi will be one of the drivers helping people get home safely on Australia Day.
The Ferndale resident immigrated to Australia with his wife and two children a decade ago from the Philippines.
“It was a childhood dream to come to Australia; I’ve always been attracted to the Western world,” he said.
“I like working on Australia Day because you see families enjoying themselves and loving just being here in Australia.
“It makes me realise how blessed I am to have been accepted here; not everyone has a chance to live their dream in Australia, it’s a day for everyone to really ponder and appreciate being here.”
Passengers can plan ahead using Transperth’s online journey planner, mobile app or by calling 13 62 13.
Mr Hynes urged people to be patient after the fireworks show.
“While a steady stream of people arrive at the foreshore throughout the day, when the fireworks are finished there’s a rush to get home,” he said.
“To make it as quick and easy as possible for everyone, we direct Joondalup Line passengers to Perth Underground, Mandurah Line passengers to Esplanade station, and Midland, Armadale/Thornlie and Fremantle passengers to Perth station.” AFTER THE FIREWORKS, TRAINS RUN AS FOLLOWS
Transperth train driver Bernie Tanteckchi will be one of the drivers helping people get home on Australia Day.