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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Media statements

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Public transport arrangements for Big Bash League on Thursday

A special transport plan has been drawn up to get cricket fans to the game, but 15,000 to 20,000 will need to arrive by 3pm. 

These arrangements will impact regular peak-hour commuters across the system. 

Joondalup and Mandurah line timetabled services may appear busier because some train services will be reduced from six-car to three-car trains. 

Armadale and Thornlie line services will be delayed and crowded because trains on those lines will stop at Perth Stadium Station following morning peak. 

Both cricket fans and regular Transperth commuters will need to plan their journeys and allow plenty of extra time for travel in both directions. It may take 90 minutes to two hours to leave the stadium precinct. 

Trains

 To event: 

  • From 8.30am, timetable services on the Armadale and Thornlie lines will stop at Perth Stadium Station. 
  • From approx. 10.30am, stadium shuttle trains will begin leaving Perth Station, culminating in a train leaving Perth Station every five minutes. 
  • Fremantle, Joondalup, and Mandurah Lines all need to change in the city for a stadium train shuttle. 
  • Midland Line passengers can go to East Perth and walk across the Windan Bridge or continue to the city and change on to a stadium train shuttle. 
  • Armadale and Thornlie line passengers can catch a train direct to Perth Stadium Station. 

From event: 

  • A train will leave Perth Stadium Station every 2-3 minutes following the game. 
  • Joondalup and Fremantle Line passengers can board a special event shuttle direct to their lines. 
  • Mandurah Line passengers can take a stadium shuttle train to Perth and change to the Mandurah Line at Perth Underground. 
  • Midland Line passengers can walk across the Windan Bridge to East Perth and board a Midland Line service or catch a train to the city and change to the Midland Line.  
  • Armadale Line passengers can catch a train direct from Perth Stadium Station. 
  • Thornlie Line passengers can catch an Armadale Line train to Cannington Station and then change to train replacement bus Route 908 to Thornlie. 

Buses

To event: 

  • Route 661 shuttle from Elizabeth Quay Bus Station will operate every 7 minutes between 10am and 11am and then every three minutes til about 4.30pm. 
  • Use regular weekday Transperth bus feeder services to reach the Transperth train network or to the city and chance to a 661 at Elizabeth Quay Bus Station. 

From event: 

  • Special suburban bus network buses will run on a five-minute frequency from 7.40pm for approximately one hour after the event. 
  • The CBD shuttle to Elizabeth Quay Bus Station will operate on a three-minute frequency from 7.40pm.

Moore Street crossings closure:

  • Moore Street crossing will close to cars in the afternoon. 
  • Due to the volume of trains throughout the day, the boom gates will be closed for lengthy periods – motorists are advised to avoid the area. 

McIver and Claisebrook Station closures:

  • Trains will not stop at Claisebrook or McIver stations after the game – train replacement buses will operate. 

Parking:

  • The joint-ticketing arrangement does not cover parking at Transperth stations. 

Transperth spokesman David Hynes said extensive work had been undertaken to redesign train and bus movements across the entire Transperth network to accommodate fans wanting to get to the cricket. 

“We need people to allow plenty of extra time and arrive at the game early, and be patient when it’s time to leave as crowds will take longer than usual to clear – at least 90 minutes, possibly up to two hours,” Mr Hynes said. 

“We need fans to arrive nice and early and there are perhaps even some who would prefer to stay back after the game a bit later.”

Media contact:  9326 2526

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