Escalator Replacement Project

From April 2017 you might notice some works taking place at Elizabeth Quay Station and Perth Underground. These works are part of our Escalator Replacement Program, which involves replacing a number of escalators at both stations, installing new lifts and amending existing staircase layouts. 

To minimise disruption to passengers the majority of work will take place at night. 

Perth Underground

At Perth Underground we’re replacing four escalators in total, realigning the stairs at the southern end of the platform and installing a new lift. In order to do this, and to allow us enough room to remove the old escalators and bring in the new ones, the atrium skylight at the corner of Wellington and William streets (next to the Horseshoe Bridge) will be removed. This means the escalator currently located there will be out of order for the duration of the works. A portion of the stairs located next to the escalator remain accessible during the day but will be closed during evenings. The lift will remain in operation. If you’d like to avoid the area you can walk up the underpass towards Perth Station and use the escalators, lift or stairs located at Perth Station.

Update: Sunday 10 September – Thursday 14 September
From Sunday 10 until Thursday 14 September, the Escalator at the northern end of the concourse, travelling to platform level, will be closed nightly from 8pm and 4.30am.

Check the Perth Underground Station map here.

Elizabeth Quay Station

Elizabeth Quay Station will see a considerable amount of improvements to platform access. Once works have been completed there will be a new lift, and two additional escalators. Works will begin with us re-configuring the layout of the staircase before installing a brand new lift. During this time a 17m section of the platform will reduce in width to 1.5m, this area will be a strictly 'no standing' zone. Following that, we’ll remove the old lift and install two new escalators in that location. Once the new escalators are in place and operational, the other two escalators will be replaced. Finally, we’ll replace the escalator outside the station, leading towards Elizabeth Quay Bus Station. 

Check the Elizabeth Quay Station map here.

Platform Access

With hoarding now in place at Elizabeth Quay Station, platform size in certain areas has been significantly reduced. 

Mandurah Line passengers, if you plan to alight the train using a mobility aid at Elizabeth Quay Station do not board the train through the second last carriage of a six-car train. The reduced platform size will effect your ability to get off the train. 

Joondalup Line passengers, if you plan to alight the train using a mobility aid at Elizabeth Quay Station do not board the train through the second carriage. The reduced platform size will effect your ability to get off the train. 

For more information and regular updates on the project head to the PTA website.

For special assistance call 1800 800 022 an hour before you intent to travel.

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