Freo's View

PTA BUSES USE LOCAL STREETS AS OVERFLOW PARKING AREAS

Posted in fremantle, public transport authority by freoview on February 13, 2015

bus nuisance

The PTA bus parking nuisance in Goldsborough Street between Elder Place and Cantonment Street continues during the time where Fremantle residents can take advantage of free parking before 11 am and do their shopping at the Woolstores shopping centre. These three buses took ten parking bays away from shoppers at 10 am this morning and that is not acceptable. It is not on that the Public Transport Authority buses use a local street as an overflow parking area when just further east at Elder Place and Beach Street there is plenty of parking available to them.

On a happy note it is nice to have a blog that makes a difference. The unsightly piece of carpet has finally been removed from the Roundhouse carpark. Thank you City of Fremantle officers!

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE FESTIVAL ON-RAIL BRIDGE CLOSED AGAIN

Posted in fremantle, public transport authority by freoview on October 26, 2014

bridge

The Public Transport Authority has an amazing knack for closing the Fremantle railway bridge on weekends when we have festivals on. For the last three years there were no trains between Fremantle and Perth during the long Easter weekend when Freo’s very popular Street Art Festival is on, and today at the start of the Fremantle Festival, the Blessing of the Fleet procession, the Esplanade Youth Plaza and Norfolk Lanes music festivals, and the fireworks, the PTA has yet again closed the bridge for maintenance. They are installing fibreglass sleepers all along the line, so one can assume they’ll do the same next weekend when the Festival Street Parade is on.

Incredible that there are warnings on their website for train services interruptions on Friday October 31 for the big ANZAC parade through Fremantle, but I could not find any information on today’s bridge closure on the PTA website.

Roel Loopers

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