Alannah MacTiernan

Alannah MacTiernan

Minister for Planning and Infrastructure

    New services for Loch and Grant Street stations

    13/09/2002 10:59 AM
     
    13/9/02

    The State Government has reviewed alterations to train services at Loch Street and Grant Street stations, following community concerns over Western Australian Government Railways (WAGR) timetable changes.

    Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan said Transperth would provide hourly services on weekends to both stations from next month and half-hourly shuttle bus services to adjacent stations on weekday evenings from Monday, September 16.

    “Weekend services to these low patronage stations were stopped so four-car trains could be used to cater for dramatic increases in patronage on other stations,” Ms MacTiernan said.

    “Only two-car trains can be used at Loch and Grant Street, but re-introduction of hourly weekend services will allow four car sets to be used on 75 per cent of services.

    “Evening services were cut to allow $300,000 to be spent in areas of greater need in the public transport system.

    “However, In recognition of the needs of those with disabilities, a shuttle bus service will run between between Karakatta and Loch Street stations and Swanbourne and Grant Street stations between 7pm and midnight.”

    Ms MacTiernan said she had also asked WAGR to look at some alternative configuration of the evening train services which could see some reinstatement of evening services, without taking funds from other areas of greater need.

    Minister's office: 9213 6400