Transperth buses and trains are estimated to have moved up to 90 per cent of the crowd to and from the ODI at Perth Stadium yesterday.
Last week, Transperth warned it could take some event goers more than 90 minutes to leave the venue by train due to the absence of the Matagarup Bridge – the final piece of the integrated transport plan.
This estimate was accurate, with the game finishing at 7.20pm and the last attendees leaving by train at 8.45pm.
As per crowd management plans, fans were temporarily stopped from entering the station at both concourses so that platforms could safely be cleared.
This allows crowds to be managed in the designated corral areas at the front of the station.
All bus passengers were cleared within 45 minutes.
Early in the day some suburban special event bus routes were very busy – most notably along Canning Highway.
This was remedied immediately with more buses sent to service the route on the journey in and then on the return journey at the end of the day. All services carrying affected passengers arrived before the start of play.
This was the first time the suburban special event bus network had operated and data from today’s passenger movements will be used to inform future bus and train scheduling.
As always, a post-event debrief will be held and Transperth’s bus and train plans will be adjusted and strengthened where required.
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