Perth Stadium is a unique opportunity for the PTA to concurrently develop the transport solution, rather than retrofit it into a constrained space.
The integrated train, bus and pedestrian approach – budgetted in 2017-18 at $359.9 million – will support a cultural shift of reliance on cars and move, within an hour of an event finishing, up to 50,000 people, or 83 per cent of a capacity crowd.
The multiple transport options reflect passenger behaviour and demands – to create a passenger first solution that moves people quickly and safely, while reducing the impacts on nearby residential and environmental areas.
For more information on the transport plan, download the Perth Stadium Transport Project Definition Plan, read the Getting to Optus Stadium fact sheet, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Key features of the responsive and robust transport solution to be delivered include:
Dedicated train services
- Six-platform Stadium Station for specific destinations for easy transfers.
- Nearby stowage for up to 117 railcars to keep a continuous flow of trains following events.
- Upgraded East Perth Station to accommodate additional passengers on event days.
Complementary bus services
- A 20-stand Peninsula Bus Hub will service suburban areas without rail services.
- An eight-stand Gloucester Park Bus Hub in East Perth will allow spectators to access more than 40,000 inner-city car bays.
- A new Swan River pedestrian bridge between the Burswood Peninsula and East Perth will also attract people to the precinct outside event days.
- The Swan River pedestrian bridge will ease the pedestrian flow on Windan Bridge and divert traffic away from East Perth’s high-density residential area.
- A new pedestrian underpass under Victoria Park Drive will provide safe access to the new Stadium Station.
Enhancing existing infrastructure
- Extend and widen Victoria Park Drive road bridge over expanded rail network.
- Improve Great Eastern Highway and Victoria Park Drive intersection to accommodate increased bus and vehicle movement.
The rail work will be delivered under an Alliance contract. Download the industry briefing for details on the scope of work.