Getting to the Eagles final at Optus
Transperth has great news for footy fans who want to get to the Stadium really early for Saturday’s Eagles-Collingwood clash: Armadale Line trains will be stopping there all day.
The second-v-third qualifying final – the very first football final to be played at Optus Stadium – is listed to start at 6.10pm, with gates opening at 3pm.
All available trains will be out on the network and hundreds of buses will operate to get fans to and from the game, with the cost of travel included in the ticket price.
Fans should check the Transperth website and plan their journey, especially if this is their first visit to Optus Stadium.
Armadale Line trains, in both directions, will stop at Perth Stadium Station from the start of services, with extra services stopping every seven minutes from 1pm.
Times for the Joondalup and Fremantle line special-event trains vary, so check the Transperth website for more details.
Special-event suburban buses begin operating from about 3.30pm (check the Transperth website for details) and will run for an hour after the final siren.
The city shuttle (Route 661), which runs between the greater CBD and the East Perth end of the Matagarup Bridge, will operate every 10 minutes from 2.42pm, increasing to every three to five minutes from 3.22pm.
The following disruptions will also be in place:
• The pedestrian and level crossings on Moore St will be closed between 3.30pm and 11.30pm. Pedestrians can use the McIver Station underpass at the east end of the station.
• Thornlie Line trains will be cancelled between about 7pm and 10.15pm. Passengers can take the Armadale Line to connect with train replacement buses, operating between Thornlie and Cannington stations.
• Trains on the Armadale and Midland lines will not stop at Claisebrook or McIver between about 8.15pm and 10.20pm. Train replacement buses will be operating during this time. Route 905 runs on a 10-minute frequency between Perth Busport and East Perth Station, stopping at Claisebrook, McIver and Perth stations and at Wellington Street after Forrest Place (Stop 12924).
Visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au for more information.