Did you know the Public Transport Authority has a program aimed at encouraging young people to behave more safely on Transperth’s public transport network?
The Right Track program is all about promoting safer travel by encouraging young passengers to become more responsible for their own safety, and to make positive choices.
As 2023 comes to a close, the excitement of moving from primary to high school is building. For many students, it also means taking that big step towards independent travel on public transport in 2024.
Transperth took a colourful stand for the LGBTQIA+ community with the unveiling of a striking rainbow bus, symbolising our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
The name Mick Watts may ring a bell with many of the seasoned educators who have taken school trips on the Midland and Fremantle lines.. After an incredible 58-year career at the PTA, Mick said goodbye to the railway industry last month, leaving a legacy that has touched the lives of many.
We're thrilled to announce that Ms Jen McKay, the teacher from Room 13 at Carlisle Primary School, is the winner of the Term 3 Group Booking feedback prize. Ms McKay and her class have been avid users of Transperth services, relying on them to enhance their educational adventures to places like Parliament House, Belmont Library, Scitech and the State Library of WA.
Fasten your seatbelt or, in this case, hold on to your tickets – we're about to take a wild ride through the 2022-23 year that was. With the collaborative efforts of train, ferry, and bus operators, Transperth's Community Education team has been on a mission to make public transport more accessible, safer and fun for everyone.
With more 80,000 young people accessing the Transperth network each month, it’s important that we ensure they can get to where they need to go safely. Unfortunately, many young people are not very experienced at assessing risk. This is something of which our frontline team is acutely aware as they face the challenge of keeping all our passengers safe during their commute.
Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable school excursion? Transperth has become the go-to choice for schools when it comes to excursions, and your feedback tells us the reasons behind it: cost, convenience and it’s a no-brainer for those schools in close proximity to public transport!
Raj, who recently joined the education team, helps students and teachers better understand our services so that they can travel safely and seamlessly on the Transperth network each day.
The Constable Care Safety School immerses children in a realistic environment where they can learn about using public transport safely and, at the same time, develop pedestrian and bike safety skills.
Travel is free across the public transport network on the first Sunday of each month.
Ever been at a station and wondered why there’s a yellow line or strip of tactile markers? Ever since we were kids ourselves, we’ve had it instilled in us the importance of standing back. But what if that information wasn’t passed on? What if assuming young people know the importance of staying back from the yellow line puts our young people at risk of injury or worse?
So why is it there? Train stations can be dangerous. With any heavy vehicle movement, there’s risk if the appropriate behaviours are ignored or not followed. The yellow line exists as a visual reminder that by crossing that line, you are putting yourself and potentially others at risk.
Find out what Allan Fuller Transit Supervisor has to say about the need to stay safe around our trains.
Our team attends the launch of the Department of Transport’s Roadmap program. As part of the Your Move initiative, Roadmap aims to get kids cycling, walking, and taking public transport to school to promote an active lifestyle and reduce traffic congestion.
Want to win free group travel for your next class trip? Fill out our feedback form after your next Group Booking and your next one could be on the house!
Get to know our recent and very welcome addition to the team. Alexis works as our Customer Service Admin Officer. We asked her to share a little about her role and herself.
Another successful BStreetSmart event for the team at Transperth Information and Events Services. Over 3,000 students attended the annual event at RAC arena via Transperth services to learn about risk averse driving.
Lakelands Station opening will unveil new mural created by Perth artists Seantelle Walsh and Sioux Tempestt, with designs provided by some talented locals. Year 6 students from Lakelands Primary school have had their drawings immortalised as they become part of the new Lakelands Station, which opens to the public on June 11.
Radio Lollipop believes in the healing power of play and provides smiles and laughter to children in hospital when they need it the most.
Considering your transport options for upcoming school excursions? With over 500 classes taking advantage of our Transperth Group Ticketing last year, why not join them?
We understand the start of the year brings about many challenges for students from uniforms, books and classes, but one thing that is often overlooked is “Where’s my SmartRider!”
As you scramble to finalise graduations, awards and end-of-year excursions and camps (not to mention curriculum delivery), you may start to field questions around high school for your students next year. Though we might not be able to visit in person, we’ve got your students covered. Find out what we have done to get your students ‘Transperth Ready’ and how you can assist when you are asked “How do I catch Transperth?”
The looming holidays mean that students will soon be out and about on Transperth services. However, an increase in travel activity means an increased risk of a child being injured while making their way around our community. With close calls and an increasing number of students injured after alighting a bus, a greater level of attention and recognition about the risks involved is needed. Find out how you can assist us in promoting safety around buses.
With the end of year fast approaching, your mind is no doubt turning towards programming for 2023. Our Transperth Get on Board program is a great way for education support students to start their journeys or reinforce their prior knowledge as they work towards independence.
Find out how Transperth Education has been helping students from all over Perth make that transition to independent travel.
Transperth will soon introduce the exciting arrival of two fully electric, zero-emission buses to the Transperth fleet. This is a major step forward in sustainable public transport technology.
Big changes are coming for Transperth Group Ticketing in Term 1, 2022!
For the first time, we’re introducing a Transperth Group Ticket that is valid across the ENTIRE Transperth network – from train to ferry, and now Transperth buses too.
With the weather (hopefully) improving, you may be considering getting your class out and about to experience some of Perth’s best excursion destinations. With Transperth services in close proximity, we can get you there safely, efficiently and significantly cheaper than other transport options.
After years of potentially being chauffeured from home to school, and to out-of-school activities, it can come as a shock to many students (and parents!) when the time comes to start travelling to school independently. Although this can be an exciting time, students are exposed to risks and challenges they may not have considered before.
Thousands of kilometres of rail have been laid around WA. Although some lines are no longer operational, they are far from being forgotten with many being turned into walk trails around Perth and surrounds. WA has a great collection of these trails and we’ve tracked down some of the more interesting ones, perfect for an enjoyable solo or group outing.
Accessing Transperth Services through education is not ALL we do. Find out how Transperth Education helped Belridge Secondary Education Support with their community access. Click here to find out more.
Active trips to school build independence and healthy, resilient students. So we’re on a mission to help students and parents get to grips with public transport.