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Fremantle/North Fremantle Stations

29 Apr 2024

The original train stations at Fremantle and North Fremantle opened way back in 1881. Yet the history of the area, and its name, goes back even further – to the very first days of the Swan River Colony.

Use Your Brains Around Trains

26 Apr 2024

In the last edition of TransEd, we didn’t want to SHOCK you but….we introduced the “Use Your Brains Around Trains” campaign to raise awareness around the risks of electrocution and injury due to trespass on Perth’s expanding train network. With the Yanchep Rail Extension now entering the testing phase, schools between Butler and Yanchep were given the opportunity for the Right Track program to visit their school during term 1.

Rail Safety is a skill for Life

26 Apr 2024

It’s highly likely that, at some stage, most children will come across trains and/or light rail (and their respective tracks) in the city or in regional areas. And, just like learning to cross the road, staying safe on and around rail is a skill for life.

Easy as A, B, C-series

26 Apr 2024

The much-anticipated C-series train is finally here! Built locally at the Bellevue railcar manufacturing facility, this is the first train manufactured in WA in 30 years. The C-series train comprises of six railcars with 400 seats and can carry more than 1000 passengers.

Stirling Station

5 Mar 2024

One of WA's most prominent early colonial figures in the stories of so many Perth stations, it's only right at least one station is named after them.

We don’t want to shock you, but...

21 Feb 2024

With the rapidly expanding rail network courtesy of Metronet, many students will soon be able to catch the train as part of their daily commute.

While this will change the way students get around, it brings other risks they may not have been exposed to previously – such as severe risk of electrocution or injury due to trespass.

From Scams to Sustainability: The Rollercoaster Ride of Electric Buses

21 Feb 2024

As we witness the rising popularity of electric buses as a sustainable mode of transport, it's intriguing to delve into the history that preceded this green revolution. Contrary to popular belief, electric buses aren't a new concept but have a rich history dating back to the early 1900s.

Free Travel for Students

21 Feb 2024

On the back of the Summer of Free Public Transport, the state government recently announced free transport for school students on Transperth Services.

Choo-choo-choose safety: The Right Track program in action at Governor Stirling SHS

2 Nov 2023

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.


Graduate to independent travel: Get on Board for 2024

2 Nov 2023

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's rainbow bus: A spectacular ride with pride

2 Nov 2023

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.

Farewell to a Living Legend: Mick Watts retires after 58 years at the PTA

2 Nov 2023

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.

Exciting news: Jen McKay wins Term 3 Group Booking feedback prize

2 Nov 2023

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.

Rolling through the year

2 Nov 2023

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.


Getting you (and your students) on the Right Track!

27 Jul 2023

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. 

Transperth Group Ticket

27 Jul 2023

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!

Staff feature – Meet Raj Patel

27 Jul 2023

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.

Safety School is just the ticket for primary schools!

27 Jul 2023

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.

First Sunday free

27 Jul 2023

Travel is free across the public transport network on the first Sunday of each month.

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.

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