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The Yellow Line – It’s there for a reason!

8 May 2023

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.

Ditching the Drop-Off

5 May 2023

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.

Share Your Experience for Your Next Journey Paid!

5 May 2023

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!

Meet the Team: Alexis Darby

5 May 2023

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.

Not so Fast and Furious

5 May 2023

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.

Budding Artists’ Community Contribution

5 May 2023

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.

A Laugh a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

2 Feb 2023

Radio Lollipop believes in the healing power of play and provides smiles and laughter to children in hospital when they need it the most.

Getting The Tick-et of Approval

2 Feb 2023

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?

OOOPS! Where’s My SmartRider!

2 Feb 2023

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!”

Transitioning to high school?

17 Nov 2022

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?”

Students on a bus

Look Up, Look Out…BUS!

17 Nov 2022

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.

Transperth Education: Increasing your students’ independence

15 Nov 2022

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.  

Education team and students on a train

It’s Electrifyin!

10 Dec 2021

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.

Transperth Group Ticketing: Now including buses!

10 Dec 2021

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.

Class Excursions: the Transperth Way

30 Jul 2021

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.

Lights! Camera! Action!

30 Jul 2021

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.

Hit the Track on Perth’s Historic Rail Trails

28 May 2021

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.

All aboard!

28 May 2021

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.

Getting to grips with public transport

2 Mar 2021

Transperth school services brochuresActive 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.

Don’t get hurt, stay alert

1 Mar 2021

Safety Around BusesWe recently launched a safety campaign targeted at school children in the high-risk age group of 12–14. Our objective was to encourage students to behave safely around buses, and provide a conversation starter for parents and kids.

That's 190 years of ferry good service

1 Mar 2021

Transperth ferry on the Swan RiverIt might be trumped by our buses and trains in patronage terms, but the humble ferry has a long history in WA.


Promoting active transport in schools

23 Oct 2020

The Department of Transport’s Your Move program recently launched in the City of Stirling, encouraging residents to leave the car at home and consider walking, riding or taking public transport. With ever increasing congestion, this flows onto our schools with the morning and afternoon drop-offs and pick-ups.

Get your excursion requests in!

23 Oct 2020

With the final term now underway, you may be considering getting your class out and about– either for an excursion or end-of-year celebration. Have you considered Transperth as a sustainable, cost-effective way to get there?

Taking the Stress Out of Topping Up

12 Mar 2020

There are several ways you can add value to a SmartRider. Most students choose to add value through their bus driver or at a Transperth Retail Sales Outlet. While these are the most straight forward methods, it’s not always easy for parents to find a cash note when they need it.

Be a Good Egg

12 Mar 2020

We know the majority of students travelling on the network do the right thing. Some may need a little reminder of what is required to make everyone’s journey safer and more enjoyable.

A Vision for Independence

11 Nov 2019

While getting around on the network may seem simple for most of us, bear a thought for people with a vision impairment, who can find navigating the network is not so straight forward.

All Aboard!

11 Nov 2019

Considering getting your students out and about on the network?  Transperth offers excursion assistance to get you and your class out and about on our timetabled services.  Not only will your students save considerably on comparable charter services, but they’ll learn important life skills along the way.

Moving on up!

11 Nov 2019

With the transition to high school for primary students just around the corner, Transperth has been busily engaging with over 140 high schools providing resources for incoming students and parents.  The aim is to address the sometimes daunting prospect of using Transperth services for the first time.

Let Transperth give you a lift to the show!

13 Sep 2019

With hundreds of extra services operating during Royal Show week from Saturday 28 September until Saturday 5 October, you can avoid the traffic hassles around Claremont Showground, and the frustration of finding a well-priced parking spot.

A Little Helping Hand

16 Aug 2019

For many years now, the Transperth Education team has been supporting students in their transition towards independent travel.  We recognise that some students need a little extra helping hand.

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