Use Of Public Transport Encouraged On New Year’s Eve 2018

Use Of Public Transport Encouraged On New Year’s Eve 2018

Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti

Western Australia Minister for Police Michelle Roberts

Free Transperth Travel After Midnight On New Year’s Eve

Victor P Taffa

  • Travel on Transperth services including trains, ferries and buses will be free after midnight on 31 December 2018
  • About 290 transit officers will be out on the network along with more Police patrolling railway stations and public transport hubs
  • More than 200 extra bus, train and ferry services will run into New Year’s Day on 1 January 2019

 

New Year’s Eve revellers will have access to free, frequent and safe trips home with complementary travel on the Transperth network from midnight onwards, courtesy of the McGowan Government.

For the first time in more than a decade, the tens of thousands of people that flock to the city night spots to celebrate New Year’s Eve will be able to get home free if they choose to take public transport.

“This move is about encouraging more people to use public transport and showing them it’s a safe, efficient and cost-effective way to get home after New Year’s Eve.” Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti said.

“If you’re planning on taking a break from driving, Transperth has hundreds of extra services organised to get you there and back, and is a great and safe option to journey to and from the celebrations.”

Transperth has joined forces with WA Police to ensure celebrations stay festive with about 290 transit officers rostered on for New Year’s Eve, further supported by a significant Police presence across the city.

Additional Police resources, as part of the Policing operation, will be deployed immediately to any identified location as required and WA Police will be patrolling transport hubs and travelling on trains and public transport to support Public Transport Authority staff.

More than 200 additional services across trains, buses and ferries will operate after midnight.

“I welcome this joint initiative between Police and Transperth.” Minister for Police Michelle Roberts said.

“It is really important that people have every opportunity to celebrate, have a good time, and then get home safely.”

Additional contracted security guards will shadow late-night bus services throughout the early hours.

 

WA Minister for Police Michelle Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transperth has scheduled 113 extra train services, 117 extra bus trips and a number of extra ferry services to run after midnight. This is in addition to those services which operate after midnight on a normal weekday.

Extra buses and railcars will be on standby in case any services experience significant demand.

Free travel will remain in place until 6 am on 1 January, 2019.

 

Abbreviations:

WA                 Western Australia