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Thursday, 27 July 2017

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Perth Stadium transport options benefit fans

A video showing fans transport options to access the new 60,000-seat Perth Stadium was released online today by the Liberal National Government.

Transport Minister Bill Marmion said the video of the $358 million Perth Stadium Transport Solution was more than just an impressive vision of things to come.

 "This shows how easy it will be for people to catch public transport, walk, catch a coach or on-demand transport to where the action is," Mr Marmion said.

 "The video will help people keen to attend events at the new Perth Stadium plan their journeys ahead of time, and ensure they pick the travel option which best suits them.

 "Great experiences are as much about the journey as the destination, and that's something we've taken into account when developing the travel options.

 "Whether it's a picturesque walk across the Swan River pedestrian bridge, a cycle through the lush native gardens surrounding the Perth Stadium, or a relaxed trip on the train to the landmark Perth Stadium Station, there is an option to suit everyone.

 "The Stadium Station itself will have capacity to move about 28,000 patrons in the first hour after an event."

Construction on the transport infrastructure will create up to 1,350 direct jobs, with the station expected to be completed in mid-2017 to allow for extensive testing and commissioning before opening with the Perth Stadium.

 A 17-day disruption to services on the Armadale and Thornlie lines will take place during the January school holidays to ensure essential works on the station can be completed.

Rail replacement bus services will operate for those lines and Transperth will release detailed information regarding transport options later this year.

The Perth Stadium Transport Solution video can be viewed here.

 
Fact file

  • The integrated transport solution for Perth Stadium will move 50,000 people (83 per cent) of a full capacity crowd within one hour of an event finishing
  • Passengers can stay informed by signing up to My Alerts on the Transperth website
  • More information on Perth Stadium's integrated transport solutions is available here
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