Be Prepared

How to find out about and survive track closures.

Be Prepared

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

My Alerts
Sign-up to My Account and activate My Alerts to receive email 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 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. 

Station Signage and Posters
Keep an eye out for posters and signage at your local station about upcoming track closures. In the lead up to and during a track closure, signage at the station will provide more information.

JourneyPlanner and Transperth App
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.

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

Alternative bus routes
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 where you need to go. You can check these routes by line and station.

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.

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