Only Mark McGowan and WA Labor will provide commuters with a fare go

Posted on March 12, 2021
  • Re-elected McGowan Labor Government to invest in METRONET with cheaper bus and train fares, and a continued record infrastructure roll-out
  • $60.6 million to slash public transport fares, with all fares to be capped at a 2 Zone rate
  • Nine METRONET projects currently under construction, including the Morley-Ellenbrook Line

A re-elected McGowan Labor Government will continue its record investment in public transport by continuing the rollout of METRONET and investing $60.6 million to cap the cost of fares at a 2 Zone rate.

Under the 2 Zone fare plan, the maximum price a passenger will pay will be a 2 Zone ticket – for a standard trip that is $4.90 in cash, $4.40 if using the standard Smartrider and $3.90 for the Smartrider auto-reload.

Dawesville residents can expect to save up to $3,000 per year under the plan, which will also reduce congestion on our freeways and roads, as well as in inner suburbs.

An upgrade to the Smartrider ticketing system will give passengers the choice of tagging on, using credit and debit cards or smartphones – making it easier for West Australians and tourists exploring the city.

The commitments will be complemented by the McGowan Labor Government’s massive investment in METRONET, which will see approximately 72 kilometres of new passenger rail and up to 18 new stations built.

As one of the largest single investments in public transport that the city has seen, METRONET will help positively change how people live and travel in Perth.

Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

“We’re building METRONET, with a record nine projects underway across our growing suburbs. METRONET will transform our suburbs, taking cars off the road and easing congestion.

“Our record shows that WA Labor is the only Party that can be trusted to deliver on public transport. If re-elected we will build on our record and continue our transformation of transport across WA.

“If my government is re-elected, METRONET will be supported by a new 2 Zone fare cap, which will save some commuters thousands of dollars each year.

“By slashing public transport fares, Western Australians will have more money in their pocket, more time with their family and loved ones, and will experience congestion on our roads.

“Our strong budget management means we can deliver cheaper public transport for commuters, no matter where they live.

“Only WA Labor will build METRONET and only WA Labor will provide fare relief for all commuters.”