Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning

    Free late night trains back as COVID restrictions ease this weekend

    26/06/2020 6:00 AM
     
    • McGowan Government reinstates free late night train services this weekend with easing of COVID-19 restrictions
    • From Saturday morning, 1am and 2am services from Perth and 2.50am service from Fremantle to be reinstated
    • Reinstatement coincides with Phase 4 of WA roadmap to relaxing COVID restrictions
    • Transperth staff have mobilised at short notice to support return of nightlife businesses and employees 

    Revellers planning to enjoy a night on the town to celebrate Western Australia's easing of COVID-19 restrictions will again have access to a quick and easy way home, with the McGowan Government reinstating free weekend late night train services.

     

    The reinstatement of late night trains this weekend coincides with Phase 4 of the WA roadmap to relaxing COVID restrictions, which comes into effect from 11.59pm on Friday, June 26.  

     

    Transperth's late night services:

    • Joondalup/Mandurah lines: 1.15am and 2.15am from Perth Underground
    • Armadale/Midland lines: 1am and 2.15am from Perth Station
    • Fremantle Line: 1am and 2.15am from Perth Station, 1.35am and 2.50am from Fremantle Station

    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:

     

    "As COVID-19 restrictions ease, Western Australians can again enjoy their favourite activities at the local pub, club or other venue.

     

    "As our nightclubs and live music venues begin to re-open, it's important we head back into the CBD and support our small businesses - reintroducing our free late night train services will give patrons a safe and hassle-free way to get home.

     

    "It's another step out of COVID-19 restrictions and a great way for Western Australians to support local businesses and help boost the WA economy.

     

    "I also want to thank our public transport employees, who have again stepped up to support the community during the pandemic. I appreciate the transport workers accepting short notice changes to their night shifts to make it possible."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5500