As part of METRONET'S New Bayswater Station Project, there will be essential works on the Midland and Airport lines resulting in a shutdown from first service on Friday 31 March until last service on Tuesday 25 April 2023.

The new Bayswater Station will improve connectivity with the Midland Line, Airport Line and Morley-Ellenbrook Line connections providing a new level of public transport service to Perth’s north-eastern suburbs.

During the Shutdown, train replacement buses will operate between Perth and Midland, and Perth and High Wycombe stations. 

During the Midland Line closure all Prospector, MerredinLink and AvonLink services will arrive and terminate at Midland Station. Services will depart and arrive at the times shown on the timetables for Midland Station.

Train Replacement buses

Train replacement bus services will be 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.

Route 900 – Express to Bassendean

This Route will run express from Perth to Bassendean, then all stations to Midland Station, operating Monday to Friday during peak periods.

Route 901 - Stops all stations to Midland

Stopping all stations from Perth to Midland.

Route 902 - Stops all stations to High Wycombe

Stopping all stations from Perth to High Wycombe.

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. 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.

During the Shutdown, the train replacement bus stops at Perth Station will change. Replacement buses will depart from Wellington Street on weekdays until 7pm, view map here. On weekdays after 7pm, weekends and public holidays, services will depart from Perth Busport. 

  1. Train replacement services are limited stops services and only stop at nominated bus stops.
  2. The train replacement bus stops are recognisable by the red and white decals with “Train Replacement” marked on the stop.

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.


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

Bayswater Station Closure

Bayswater Station will close during the Shutdown, and will remain closed until September 2023 to complete platform and station works. 

While Bayswater Station remains closed, a shuttle bus will operate from the train replacement stop on King William Street to Meltham Station. This service will operate approximately every 12 minutes during peak periods, and every 15 minutes at all other times. Please note this accessible service is operated by Horizon West. 

A free SmartRider travel pass will be available to eligible Bayswater passengers. This pass will provide eligible passengers with free travel and parking on the Transperth network for three months, from 31 March to 30 June 2023. For more information and to see if you're eligible, visit the Bayswater Free Travel page.

Midland Station Car Park

During the Shutdown, part of Midland Station car park will be closed to facilitate train replacement bus services. 

The kiss and ride area will also be relocated to Victoria Street, in addition to this a number of accessible car parking bays and motorcycle bays will also be relocated. 

Consider catching a timetabled bus, cycling, walking or getting dropped off at the station. 

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.


Midland and Airport lines will be cancelled from first service on Friday 31 March until last service on Tuesday 25 April.
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 AFL at Optus Stadium and ANZAC day. 

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 (
Yes, passengers will need to tag on and off train replacement buses.
Trains will return to normal schedule from first service on Wednesday 26 April 2023
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 the METRONET website.
Trains will be cancelled on the Midland line between Midland and Perth stations, and on the Airport line between High Wycombe and Perth stations from first service Friday 31 March until first service on Wednesday 26 April 2023. Train replacement bus services will operate during the closure.

Transwa services will terminate at Midland station during the shutdown.
Approximately 1.8km of track will be laid to realign the Midland and Airport lines and facilitate the connection of the future Morley-Ellenbrook line, as well as new turnback infrastructure between Bayswater and Meltham stations.

Other works include:
  • removal of all current overhead line equipment, signalling equipment and 1km of track.
  • demolition of the old bayswater bridge and train station
  • completion of the Leake St pedestrian underpass upgrade
  • piling works for the viaduct structure.




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