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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

FAQs

Perth Stadium Transport

Perth Stadium Transport

 

How many people can use public transport to access the stadium?
The integrated bus, train and pedestrian approach will see about 83 per cent of a capacity crowd – about 50,000 people – use public transport to leave an event within an hour of an event finishing.
Why isn't there a Transperth ferry service to Optus Stadium?

A ferry service was considered, but the number of passengers it could carry is too small for the significant crowds expected at the Optus Stadium.

The Department of Transport is constructing a jetty at the peninsula. The Burswood Public Jetty will provide safe access to the stadium precinct for those choosing to be dropped off by private vessel or charter craft including private ferries.

The jetty has been designed in consultation with the PTA to accommodate potential public ferry use if require in the future.

More information can be found online here.

Why aren’t there any escalators at Perth Stadium Station? 
The best practise in large venues is for crowds to use stairs rather than faster-moving escalators, for both safety and crowd management. When large crowds are involved escalators represent a significant slip, trip and fall risk.
How many lifts does Perth Stadium Station have?
There are 11 lifts across all six platforms.
Why are there so many stairs and no ramps? 
To meet Disability Discrimination Act requirements, the ramps would need to be at least 80 metres long. There was not enough space between the station and the Stadium to accommodate this. The ramps would also impede on the amount of space on the platform for passengers to get on and off trains.
Will the platform and stairs be cleared before the next train arrives?
To help facilitate crowd management, train patterns are designed so all passengers will have cleared the platform before the next service arrives.
Does Perth Stadium Station have public toilets?
Yes. There are toilets underneath the stairs at both entries to the train station. There are two ladies, two gentlemen, and two unisex accessible toilets. However there are over 1,500 toilets in Optus Stadium so we recommend you use the toilets in the venue before you leave.
Why is the Perth Stadium Station only open for special events?
Operating Perth Stadium Station as a standard station seven days a week comes with significant costs for things like staffing and maintenance.
In the longer term, urban development of the area (commercial, residential, entertainment) both around the Stadium and the Belmont Park site is constantly being monitored and this option may be considered in the future.
Where can I tag off on my SmartRider?
Optus Stadium events are joint-ticketed so you do not need to pay for public transport if you have a ticket to the event. If you did tag-on there are Smartrider machines located on platform 1, 2, 5 and 6 and on both concourses that can be used to tag-off.
Why won’t any trains be stopping at McIver or Claisebrook Stations after an event? 

Not stopping trains at these two stations after major events means Transperth can move people away from the Stadium as efficiently and safely as possible.

Special event services cannot stop at these stations because trains leaving the stadium are six-cars - too long for the platforms at McIver and Claisebrook.

During these times, Transperth will operate a replacement bus service for passengers from Claisebrook, via McIver (along Wellington Street) to Perth Busport.


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