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Friday, August 17, 2018

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Ed Sheeran concert Saturday wrap-up

As was the case on Friday night, transport arrangements for Saturday night’s Ed Sheeran concert ran smoothly.

After the English hit-maker’s second concert, the Stadium bus and train station precincts cleared within an hour.
 
This followed warnings from Transperth that it could take up to two hours to clear the area because the pedestrian bridge, designed to move 25 per cent of a capacity crowd away from the venue, is still not finished.
 
Transperth again had a big security and customer service presence before and after the event to help manage the crowds at Stadium Station, Perth and Perth Underground, and at Elizabeth Quay Bus Station.
 
All train platforms took a steady flow of big crowds but cleared quickly and efficiently. The eight special-event suburban bus routes were also well patronised.
 
After the concert, the flow of exiting patrons was stopped on a couple of occasions to allow platforms to clear. This is part of standard safety and crowd management procedures. 

Transperth spokesman David Hynes said concert-goers had responded well to suggestions that they allow plenty of time to get to and from the event, and to be patient and follow directions as everyone tried to get home at the same time.
 
Media contact:  9326 2526 
 

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