This weekend will see late night trains running again in Perth.
The decision to reinstate the 1am and 2am services from Perth and 2.50am service from Fremantle follows the re-opening of nightlife businesses in the state. Phase 4 of the WA lifting of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions come into effect at 11.59pm on Friday, June 26, allowing nightclubs, bars, and live music venues to re-open.
The services that will run again include 1.15am and 2.15am trains on the Joondalup/Mandurah lines from Perth Underground, 1am and 2.15am services on the Armadale/Midland lines from Perth Station, and services between Fremantle and Perth.
WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said that by having these trains back in service it will support hospitality and entertainment businesses.
“As our nightclubs and live music venues begin to re-open, it’s important we head back into the CBD and support our small businesses – reintroducing our free late night train services will give patrons a safe and hassle-free way to get home.”
Staff to run these trains have been quickly mobilised.
“I also want to thank our public transport employees, who have again stepped up to support the community during the pandemic. I appreciate the transport workers accepting short notice changes to their night shifts to make it possible,” said Saffioti.
Community chooses new station name
3,500 locals have chosen High Wycombe as the name for the final station on Perth’s new Forrestfield-Airport Link line.
Once complete, the line will be known as the Airport Line and will terminate in Perth’s eastern suburbs.
Saffioti said that early work on the station had begun.
“The start of construction for the car park is another step towards completion of the station precinct and will provide a further boost for local jobs.”
The Forrestfield-Airport Link is part of the Metronet project in Perth. Trains are expected to run on the line, which travels underneath Perth airport by 20201.