As part of METRONET's Bayswater Station and Morley-Ellenbrook Line Projects, essential works on the Midland and Airport lines are required, resulting in a shutdown from 10.45pm on Thursday 28 March until last service on Sunday 7 April 2024.

During the shutdown, essential works will see the relocation of the Midland Line to a new alignment and platform at Bayswater Station. This will improve connectivity with the Midland Line, Airport Line and Morley-Ellenbrook Line, providing a new level of public transport service to Perth’s north-eastern suburbs.

During the shutdown, train replacement buses will operate.  

Train Replacement buses

Train replacement bus services have been scheduled to match the train timetable as closely as possible, however, since buses operate on roads instead of dedicated tracks, they take longer and are affected by traffic.

Midland Line - Route 900 – Express to Bassendean (peak only)

This route will run express from Claisebrook to Bassendean, then all stations to Midland Station, operating Monday to Friday during peak periods, from Tuesday 2 until Friday 5 April.  

MID AIR Shutdown_2024_900 Line Diagram



Midland Line - Route 901 - Stops all stations to Midland

Thursday 28 March to Monday 1 April, and from Saturday 6 to Sunday 7 April

  • Operates from Perth Busport to Midland, stopping all stations. 

Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 April 

  • Operates all stops between Claisebrook and Midland Stations from first service to 7pm. 
  • Operates after 7pm from Perth Busport to Midland, stopping all stations

Airport Line - Route 902 - Stops all stations to High Wycombe

Thursday 28 March to Monday 1 April, and from Saturday 6 to Sunday 7 April

  • Operates from Perth Busport to High Wycombe, stopping all stations.

Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 April 

  • Operates all stops between Claisebrook and High Wycombe from first service to 7pm. 
  • Operates after 7pm from Perth Busport to High Wycombe, stopping all stations.




Using train replacement buses

Since buses operate on roads instead of dedicated tracks, they take longer and are affected by traffic. During the shutdown, we suggest that passengers allow extra travel time. The train replacement bus stops are recognisable by the red and white decals with “Train Replacement” marked on the stop. It is also important to note that regular timetabled services may not connect with train replacement services. 

If you are unsure about where the train replacement stop is at your station, you can check our Station Access Maps or speak to one of our friendly staff.

Bikes and Scooters 

Due to restricted space, bicycles are not permitted on Transperth buses, including train replacement services.

Manual scooters are permitted on bus services at any time. They are defined as those that are powered by foot, are manual and are not propelled by a motor. Motorised scooters are not permitted on bus services unless they fold up.

Motorised scooters are defined as powered by an electric motor, not fuel or other combustible liquids.

Fares

Please note that normal ticketing applies to all train replacement services. 

MIDLAND STATION

Car park
During the shutdown, a significant part of the car park at Midland Station will be closed to facilitate train replacement bus services. 

Pick up/set down location 
The pickup/set-down bays will be located to Victoria Avenue and a number of accessible car parking bays and motorcycle bays will also be relocated. 

See map below for more information

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Consider alternative options 

Catch a timetabled bus, cycle, walk, get dropped off at the station or park at High Wycombe or Bassendean stations.

PASSENGERS REQUIRING ASSISTANCE

Accessible bays will be repositioned within the train replacement departure area. Please show your ACROD permit to traffic controllers to access these bays. 

How can I prepare for this disruption?

Travel times will be longer so we recommended you plan ahead and consider alternative travel and work arrangements where possible.

  • Sign up to My Account via our website or app and subscribe to receive email or app notifications
  • Plan your journey using the JourneyPlanner or call 13 62 13
  • Allow additional travel time 
  • Check where your replacement bus stop is by following signage at stations or checking our Station Access Maps
  • Where possible, consider working from home or avoid travelling during peak times
  • Track your service live using the Transperth app
  • If you require special assistance, please call 1800 800 022 at least one hour before you travel.

FAQ

Midland and Airport lines will be cancelled from the 10.45pm service on Thursday 28 March until the last service on Sunday 7 April 2024. Services will commence from the first service on Monday 8 April 2024. 
Train replacement bus services are scheduled to match the train timetable as closely as possible, however, buses do take longer than trains and are affected by traffic conditions.

As a result, replacement buses may not connect with timetabled bus or train services. Passengers are encouraged to allow additional travel time during the shutdown.
Some events will be impacted by this disruption, however, additional public transport services will be scheduled as required for large-scale events, such as the Good Friday AFL Match for Fremantle v Adelaide at Optus Stadium

All passengers are encouraged to plan their journey before they travel
If you are unsure about where your nearest train replacement bus stop is, look out for signage at the station or check our station access maps here: stations & maps (transperth.wa.gov.au)
Yes, passengers will need to tag on and off train replacement buses.
Trains will return to normal schedule from first service on Monday 8 April 2024.
Due to restricted space, bicycles are not permitted on Transperth buses, including train replacement services.
If you require special assistance, please call 1800 800 022 at least one hour before you travel.
We encourage passengers to sign up for my alerts through My Account on the website or app. To plan your journey, visit the journeyplanner or call the Infoline 13 62 13.
Please use our online feedback form to register your feedback on Transperth.
Crews will be working 24/7 to complete major rail and station works. Noise, vibration and traffic impacts will be managed in accordance with approved plans. Some temporary road and pedestrian pathway closures are also expected. Works will be updated on METRONET website.

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