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Disruptions on Joondalup line continue
Train chaos. Picture: John Mokrzycki.

Despite disruptions on the Joondalup line for the third day in a row, commuters this morning commended the work of bus drivers and train station staff for “doing their best”.

Train services have been suspended between Whitfords and Stirling stations since overhead power wires snapped on the Joondalup line on Wednesday.

Trains are running between Clarkson and Whitfords but replacement buses have been driving commuters between Whitfords and Stirling stations. From Stirling, commuters can catch a train into Perth.

Transperth advises that services on the Joondalup line between Leederville and Perth will be suspended for an hour to allow for testing.

Disruptions will begin at 10.30am.

The bus route 904 will replace train services during testing.

Commuters at Stirling Station this morning said although the past two days were chaotic, some semblance of order had resumed today.

City workers Tracy and Marina said the disruptions had merely added a few minutes to their morning commute.

“We really haven’t noticed it that much too be honest—sure there a less trains and they are more packed than usual, but the whole organisation of it has been really good,” Marina said.

“The first two days where a bit chaotic because people were still trying to work everything out but today everyone seems to have figured it all out.”

Teacher Alana Walker who was catching a bus to Whitfords said she was impressed by how efficient the replacement buses had been.

“When I got here yesterday, there were so many buses waiting to take us and it was great, I didn’t have a problem at all,” she said.

“I guess the accident with the wires on Wednesday just couldn’t be helped but the staff around here have really being doing their best to help and make it comfortable for everyone.”