AvonLink and MerredinLink Timetable
AvonLink and MerredinLink Safety and and Seating Information
Frequently Asked Questions for the AvonLink Rail Service
The AvonLink provides one of the most comfortable commuter train rides in Australia with air conditioning throughout, access to power points for laptop computers, free WiFi and footrests.
The service is accessible for person's using a disabled conveyance including bathroom facilities.
The newly enhanced service now operates 28 trips per week (14 return services).
This new service will provide three return trips between Northam and Midland (via Toodyay) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and one return service on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The MerredinLink will operates a return service on Wednesdays from East Perth to Merredin, providing the community of Merredin a weekly service in addition to the nine return Prospector services.
Tickets for the AvonLink may be purchased on-board and bookings are not required; however it is a cash only service (credit card and EFTPOS facilities are not available for the purchase of tickets).
AvonLink services to/from Northam via Toodyay depart and arrive Midland Station - Platform 1.
MerredinLink services to/from Merredin depart and arrive East Perth Terminal.
Transwa SmartCommuter Card
The Transwa SmartCommuter Card is a membership card which makes frequent travel on AvonLink and Australind services a more affordable and convenient customer experience.
Transwa SmartCommuter cardholders qualify for a significant discount off the standard adult fare on the AvonLink and Australind train services.
Transwa SmartCommuter Cards are now available for purchase for an annual fee of $60.
The first AvonLink departed Northam on September 24, 1995 with the service being operated by a single power car from the Prospector fleet.
The State's first long-distance commuter train marked the first new country passenger train service in Western Australia in 47 years.
In late June 2004, the MerredinLink service was added, operating three times per week between East Perth and Merredin and providing a transport option for regional communities including Cunderdin, Tammin and Kellerberrin.
In the past seven years it is estimated that the two services have travelled 1.2 million kilometres.