Armadale Line Active Travel

Helping people get around during the Armadale Line shutdown.

Disruptive events can become windows of opportunity to instigate changes in travel behaviour. The closure of the 130-year-old Armadale Line is one such event. 

With the train line closure and increased traffic, people’s habits are being disrupted and the community will re-assess how they get around.

The Department of Transport is partnering with METRONET and the Public Transport Authority and collaborating with local governments and schools to support and encourage people to discover more active ways to travel locally, instead of resorting to driving for short trips.

Check out this short video which gives a snapshot of the Armadale Live Active Travel initiative. 

Maps to help people get around

New large scale active travel maps have been developed in collaboration with the four affected local governments to help people plan safe and convenient routes to local destinations such as shops, schools, parks and community services.

The maps identify walking and bike friendly routes, quiet streets, on-road bicycle lanes and shared paths. They also provide information about how to move around the train line whilst works continue.

Download PDF versions of the maps below or go to the following local governments to pick up a hard copy:

  • City of Gosnells
  • City of Armadale
  • Town of Victoria Park
  • City of Canning

Mobile friendly versions of these maps can be downloaded free to your iOS or Android device via an offline map view here: Western Australia Department of Transport | Mobile friendly Maps

Catching the bus as part of your journey?

You can use the maps to make plans to walk, wheel or ride to the bus stop or interchange. Visit Transperth to find out about the new and enhanced bus services operating during the Armadale and Thornlie Line shutdown. 

Did you know you can lock your bike for free in the secure bike shelters identified on the map? Follow the step-by-step guide to find out how, with the first step being to register your SmartRider for the shelter on the Transperth website or app.

Information and resources for schools

All impacted schools are encouraged to get involved in the Your Move Schools program to access support and resources to promote active travel for their school community.

During the shutdown period, 14 impacted schools have also signed up to receive intensive support to encourage whole-of-school active travel behaviour change as part of the initiative. Intensive support includes the creation of school access maps (see below), bike education; placement of in-school active travel officers and lots more.

Additionally, multiple schools are accessing ongoing support through participation in the Your Move Schools program. To find out what schools are involved, see the document below.

School maps

Bespoke safe routes to school access guides are being developed for the intensive schools engaged in the project. These aim to help families plan walking, riding or scootering to and from school.

Access guides for Gosnells Primary School, Clifton Hills Primary School and Lathlain Primary School are already available. Further guides are in development and will be available soon.

Information and resources for the community

This program will provide the community with information, maps, resources and support to encourage them to walk, wheel or ride for local trips to school, work and for leisure during the shutdown.

Key activities include:

  • Providing access to helpful tips and information for new, novice or rusty riders to upskill and increase their confidence to get on a bike.
  • Rider engagement programs in local government areas to build the community’s knowledge and capability for riding bikes – and to have some fun!
  • Promotional events and activations to celebrate active travel in the community.

Keep in touch with your local government to find out what programs are on offer.

About the Armadale/Thornlie transformation project

Transformation of the 130-year-old Armadale/Thornlie train line will ultimately enable significant benefits for the community; delivering greater transport choice and connections, increased safety and reduced traffic congestion, and enhanced public amenity.

The Armadale/Thornlie Line will be transformed by a number of METRONET projects including Victoria Park-Canning Level Crossing RemovalByford Rail Extension and completion of the Thornlie-Cockburn Link. To enable this work, the line will remain shut until mid-2025. Visit the METRONET website for more information.

To find out more about new and enhanced bus services and other public transport queries visit Transperth or call the InfoLine on 13 62 13 for bus, train and ferry information.

Useful contacts and website links

To find more about the Armadale Line transformation visit the METRONET website.

To find out more about new and enhanced bus services and other public transport queries visit Transperth or call the InfoLine on 13 62 13 for bus, train and ferry information.

Department of Transport
For more information about the Armadale Line Active Travel initiative, email

Local government authorities
City of Gosnells

City of Armadale

Town of Victoria Park

City of Canning

Page last updated: Mon Dec 11 2023 3:24:49 PM