Following the Government’s advice to cease non-essential travel, patronage on the Transperth network has dropped by around 85%.
As a result, we will be temporarily changing services to more efficiently meet this demand. We understand that for some this will require a significant adjustment to how they get around, but we believe it is necessary to help us to bounce back after this crisis passes. Our priorities have been to:
- Continue to support essential travel for people who do not have other transport options.
- Maintain our passengers’ capacity to practise social-distancing on services with fewer people.
From Monday 6 until Wednesday 29 April, a decision has been made to move to a Saturday timetable for bus and train services, with CAT and ferry services moving to a reduced frequency. Moving to this timetable means the reduction in normal weekday services is higher for buses than for trains, so some additional bus services have been added back in. These are outlined below.
If you are travelling during this time, this reduction in service will mean that you may not be able to travel at your usual time, your trip may not be as direct, you might have to walk further to catch an alternative service, it may take longer to travel and a transfer may be required. You may even need to consider other transport options if these are available to you. We recognise for these passengers this represents an inconvenience they would rather not have to deal with at this time. However, to ensure the service is sustainable in the longer term these adjustments need to be made.
If these new services do not meet your essential travel needs, please call 13 62 13 so that we can register your circumstances and you can help shape any further changes that might need to be made to the network. In the meantime, the Saturday timetable has been implemented for ease of use because it has an existing published timetable.
From Wednesday 29 April Transperth services will begin transitioning to the standard timetable.
Services will run as follows until Wednesday 29 April: