BBL transport wrap-up
Transperth cleared the stadium precinct after tonight’s BBL semi-final in less than 60 minutes from the completion of the game.
This followed earlier warnings that it could take up to two hours to clear the precinct.
About 1000-2000 fans left the game before the end of the match, departing from around 7.10pm.
The remainder (about 50,000) left following the last ball at 7.45pm. All platforms took a steady flow of big crowds but cleared quickly and efficiently.
Earlier in the day, shuttle trains from Perth Station and shuttle buses from Elizabeth Quay were heavily patronised.
The target of 15,000 people to arrive by early afternoon was not met. At 3pm, about 10,500 people had been through the turnstiles. The 15,000 mark was reached soon after 3.30pm.
The adjustments made to Transperth’s event operations following the ODI on Sunday paid off, the train station cleared by 8.35pm (50 minutes) and the bus station cleared within 40 minutes.
Transperth allocated extra capacity to the Armadale and Joondalup Lines, and more buses to key corridors. Some 500 staff worked around the clock to deliver the transport operations.
This was done in addition to strategic timetabling changes to accommodate the BBL game being scheduled during peak hour.
Transperth would like to thank its regular peak hour commuters whose usual services were impacted by the requirement to host the game at the Stadium during peak hour.
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