Whenever we close the line for track works and maintenance, we always provide a train replacement bus service, which is designed to match the train service as closely as possible, so we’ll never leave you stranded.
The buses will meet you on the street or station as signposted, and will drop you as close to your destination station as possible. Just keep an eye out for signage pointing the way or check out your station access map beforehand.
Of course, buses aren’t quite like trains. For starters, you can’t take bikes or surfboards on them. And because they run on roads instead of dedicated tracks, they’re affected by traffic and traffic lights, so they run a little slower.
This means you’ll always need to leave more time for your journey.
Use the calculator below to estimate the travel time required when using replacement buses. Please note, journey times are estimates only and may vary according to the day of the week, the time of day or traffic conditions of the day. At times, train replacement buses may run on express patterns as required.
It is also important to note the calculator below estimates replacement bus travel times only and does not include train travel times where part of the line is still operating. If part of your journey is by train, you'll need to enter the to and from stations where only replacement buses are running. For example, if you're travelling from Joondalup to Perth and there is a line closure between Whitfords and Perth, you will need to enter Whitfords and Perth in the calculator below to estimate the travel time between the two stations.