Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    Help plan Australind replacement services during extended Armadale Line closure

    1/04/2022 12:00 PM
    • Survey to help plan Australind replacement services during Armadale Line shutdown
    • Australind passengers invited to complete survey which opens today Friday April 1
    • Community members can have their say through Building for Tomorrow website
    • Armadale Line to close early 2023 to facilitate major rail works

    Passengers who use the Transwa Australind rail service will be invited to have their say to help plan replacement services for the upcoming Armadale Line shutdown.


    The Australind uses the Armadale Line and will be impacted during the extended shutdown commencing in early 2023, required to facilitate major works on three rail projects.


    All options for replacement services are on the table including a direct link between Mandurah and Bunbury, a direct link between Bunbury and the CBD, and an all stops service between Perth and Bunbury.


    Transwa has recently purchased two additional fully-accessible road coaches that will be used to help provide these replacement services.


    Australind passengers will be contacted from April 1 to take part in the survey, but feedback can also be provided through the Building For Tomorrow website feedback form.


    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "We know the Armadale Line closure will be disruptive for Australind passengers, and we want to hear what replacement services passengers would like to see throughout the closure.


    "All options are on the table and we want to hear from passengers and the community to help us plan replacement services.


    "I encourage everyone who receives an invitation to take part in the survey and community members to visit Building for Tomorrow to have their say."


    Comments attributed to Bunbury MLA Don Punch:


    "The Australind is a vital part of Bunbury and while causing some disruption along the way, the temporary closure of the Armadale Line will eventually deliver big improvements to safety and to the way passengers travel to Perth and throughout the South-West.


    "The Minister has said all replacement options are on the table, and I encourage everyone to have their say about what they would like to see."


    Comments attributed to Murray Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke:


    "The Australind Train Line runs right through the Murray-Wellington and stops at seven towns in the electorate. I know a lot of community members use the Australind Train.


    "Now is the chance to have your say about what replacement services you would like to see."


    Minister's office - 6552 5500