Be Prepared

How to find out about disruptions to train services. 

Be Prepared

There are a number of things you can do to find out about and keep moving during track closures.

Occasionally, we have unplanned disruptions where trains need to be immediately cancelled, usually for a short period of time. When this happens, you can also follow these steps to get to your destination. 

My Alerts
Sign-up to My Account and activate My Alerts to receive email and/or push notifications of changes or disruptions to your services. If you already have an account, Go to My Account.

Planned Works Calendar
View the Planned Works Calendar to check for track closures up to two months in advance. If there are works on the date you’d like to travel, you can find more detail about the closure and its impact on services. 

Allow extra travelling time
When trains are cancelled for track closures, we’ll always provide train replacement buses. 

When an unplanned disruption happens, coordinating train replacement buses takes a little longer as our buses are also operating timetabled services throughout Perth. 

Because buses run on roads and not dedicated tracks, they’re affected by traffic and traffic lights, so they run a little slower. Check the Train Replacement Bus page to find out how much extra travel time you need to allow for track closures on your line.

Plan your journey
When planning your journey using the JourneyPlanner or Transperth app, keep an eye out for the red alert symbol that indicates your journey will be affected by track closures.

If the train isn't running, as well as train replacement services, there are a number of timetabled bus routes that may also get you to where you need to go. You can check these routes by line and station at our Alternative Bus Routes page

Talk to us
If you’re unsure about the details of a closure on your line, just ask station staff or give us a call on 13 62 13.  Hearing or speech impaired? Call via NRS 133 677 and ask for 13 62 13.

Check online 
You can check out our Twitter feed or our Service Updates online to find out details and updates on the disruption. Our Twitter handle is @Transperth - follow us to receive updates on disruptions.

Service Updates