Freo's View

FACELIFT FOR FREMANTLE PASSENGER TERMINAL

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliners, fremantle ports, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on March 12, 2018

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The Fremantle Passenger Terminal at Victoria Quay will get a $ 3 million facelift this year with works starting this month.

There have been complaints from passengers and cruise ship operators about the heritage building which was built in 1960 and refurbished about twenty years ago.

The McGowan government will erect a new large canopy over the entrance to provide shade and shelter from the elements, the building will be painted and permanent screens will be put in front of the large windows.

144,000 cruiseline passengers arrived in Fremantle last financial year.

The facelift will do nothing though about passengers having to lug their luggage along either side of the railway line rain or shine and the ugly footbridge they have to conquer.

Roel Loopers

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  1. freoview said, on March 13, 2018 at 10:21 am

    There is a shuttle service to Kings Square when cruise ships arrive but I was told the City is not interested in delivering a service to passengers who leave Fremantle from the train station public transport hub.

    Roel

  2. Alan Bird said, on March 13, 2018 at 9:17 am

    About time. I don’t know why there isn’t a bus running like a airport bus that just dose a round service from the terminal to the front of the train station when a ship is in town. This drop off point would give people assess to buses/trains, taxis and central Fremantle. This bus would leave in a westerly direction and return from the east so it would not have to cross traffic and you could put only one other stop in it if you wanted a at the E shed for assess to Rottnest ferries and the museum.

  3. Suzanne said, on March 13, 2018 at 8:50 am

    I think it’s wonderful and certainly overdue that the first view of Western Australia and specifically Fremantle is to receive a facelift.
    Agreed Roel, that trudging across the bridge with luggage is a problem but taxis are available, as with other ports. A commuter bus between the train station and the Port on Cruise Ship arrival days, would help, but we would rather they wandered round Freo than shot thru elsewhere.

  4. freoview said, on March 12, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    It needs a whole lot more than $ 3 million to make the area presentable and the artist impression does not look impressive, so we’ll wait and see.

    Roel

  5. Rob Fittock said, on March 12, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    a nice little tweak to an outstanding building that has had very little spent on it in 50 odd years….now for the tens of millions!


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