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Fireworks, events and family-friendly occasions shall be among the many highlights of New Yr’s Eve in Perth, however this yr revellers can even have entry to free and frequent public transport after midnight.

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Transperth has scheduled 113 further prepare rides, 117 extra bus journeys and extra ferry companies to run after midnight.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti stated about 290 transit officers could be rostered on and extra police would patrol stations.

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“This transfer is about encouraging extra individuals to make use of public transport and displaying them it is a secure, environment friendly and cost-effective solution to get residence after New Yr’s Eve,” she stated.

It’s the first time since 2004 that public transport has been supplied for free, after Police Commissioner Chris Dawson approached the police and transport ministers with the thought.

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Performing Police Commissioner Gary Dreisburg stated greater than 1700 officers could be engaged on New Yr’s Eve throughout the state.

“Further public transport … makes a big distinction for us, permitting individuals to maneuver residence (and) free individuals up from being within the CBD,” he advised reporters on Friday.

“They will simply come into town, they will have a great time, then they will get on the trains or the buses and simply head straight residence.

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“We cannot have to fret about individuals ready for different types of transport.”

Among the many festivities is free household leisure in Northbridge, together with road performers and reside music throughout two phases.

Firework shows are additionally being held at a number of areas, together with above the Swan River at 9pm and midnight.

The climate over the lengthy weekend is anticipated to be largely sunny and about 30 levels.

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