Transperth passengers on the Fremantle Line are being reminded to plan their journeys well ahead of time, with major service disruptions beginning on February 5.
Aside from several line closures, Fremantle Line services between Showgrounds and Fremantle will operate on a 30-minute frequency until April 5. Claremont Station will also be closed to the public, and no train services will stop there. Showgrounds Station will be the closest operational station for passengers, but bus services will continue to operate to and from Claremont Station.
Once complete, the Claremont Station Project will improve passengers’ experience, increase service frequency during peak times and allow direct access to the Airport.
To allow this to happen, new rail infrastructure called a turnback will be installed so Airport Line trains can drop passengers off at Claremont Station and use the new turnbacks to turn around and head back the way they came.
Due to the nature of the work being undertaken, works will take place 24/7 in an effort to reduce ongoing impacts on residents, businesses and passengers.
How can you prepare?
If you’re a regular user of the Fremantle Line, it’s important to be prepared ahead of the eight week period of reduced services. It is recommended to leave up to 30 minutes of extra time to get to your destination.
Depending on your journey and destination, passengers may find an existing timetabled bus service to be a more convenient travel option – these can be found via the Transperth JourneyPlanner on the website.
Passengers who may be impacted are urged to visit the Transperth website
, sign up for My Alerts, download the Transperth app or call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13 for more information.
To keep up to date on the works and disruption, follow the METRONET
and Perth Major Train Disruptions
A special student-only bus service, School Special 700, is being established to service 10 schools along the Fremantle Line. These buses will operate between Shenton Park and Fremantle stations before and after school, and are for school children only.
For more information about the project call 9326 3666 during business hours, or email email@example.com