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Monday, December 11, 2017

FAQs

Perth Stadium Transport

Perth Stadium Transport

 

How many people are expected to take public transport?
Public transport will move 83 per cent of a full capacity crowd within an hour after an event at the new Perth Stadium. This will be achieved through a mix of:
  • 28,000 by train (between a Perth Stadium Station and East Perth Station)
  • 8100  by bus from the new stadium bus station
  • 14,000 over the new pedestrian footbridge into East Perth and dispersed via the shuttle service to CBD car parks and existing parking facilities in East Perth (eg WACA parking).
Has a ferry service been considered?
A ferry service was considered, but the number of passengers it could carry is too small for the significant crowds expected at the Perth Stadium.
Will the Mandurah football special still run?
Additional rail services will run on the Mandurah Line before and after events. Passengers will be required to transfer at Perth Station, using a new pedestrian underpass built as part of the Perth City Link, to access services to the Perth Stadium.
Will extra buses be purchased?
No. The majority of events at the Perth Stadium will occur outside normal peak periods, so the existing bus fleet (in 2018) will be able to cater for the services and no additions will be required.
Will extra trains be purchased?
No. The rail operations has been designed to maximise existing rollingstock. Also, the majority of events at the Perth Stadium will occur outside normal peak periods, so the existing number of railcars will be able to cater for the services and no additions will be required.
Why was Nelson Avenue selected as the East Perth location for the pedestrian bridge?
After reviewing multiple options, Nelson Avenue was identified as the best landing point on the East Perth side as it:
  • greatly increases the area within easy walking distance of the Perth Stadium
  • dilutes the number of people crossing at any one point and eases pressure on East Perth roads and pedestrian facilities, particularly on Claisebrook Cove
  • provides an ideal launching point for the CBD shuttle bus service
  • provides nearby residents with the most convenient access to the Burswood Peninsula and associated attractions, and vice versa.
Why couldn’t Windan Bridge be the only pedestrian connection between East Perth and the Peninsula, removing the need for a new pedestrian bridge?
Modelling has shown that even with expensive and extensive modification, the Windan and Goongoongup bridges could not accommodate the number of people expected to walk across the Swan River. The new pedestrian bridge redirects a significant portion of these people away from the high-density East Perth residential area to a purpose-built CBD bus shuttle area off Nelson Avenue
What options were considered instead of Nelson Avenue (also called Nelson Crescent) for the pedestrian bridge?
The PTA considered a number of scenarios, including not having a bridge or locating one near the Causeway. Modelling showed that these options would result in a significant increase in the number of pedestrians walking through residential areas in East Perth, as well as increase parking in these areas. Also, these locations did not provide enough room to establish a CBD shuttle bus facility.
Will the special event services impact normal train services on the Armadale Line?
Armadale Line services will run all stops before, during and after events, as the Thornlie Line services will be replaced with buses between Cannington Station and Thornlie Station. Details for the event trains are still to be finalised and more information will be provided closer to the start of the AFL season in 2018.
Will there be special event rail services?
Yes. The Stadium Station’s location makes it possible for two new direct special event services for the Fremantle and Joondalup lines.
What security features will there be at the Stadium Station?
Like all PTA stations, the Stadium Station will include significant CCTV coverage and accommodate passive surveillance, with significant lighting and accommodation and viewing positions for transit officers and crowd management.
Will there be public toilets in the Stadium Station?
Though no toilets are yet to be designed, there will be provision for public toilets, including universal access toilets, within the station precinct or assembly areas.
What is the timeline for the transport infrastructures?
The transport infrastructure will be completed by late-2017.
How much will the transport infrastructure cost?
The transport cost is estimated at $298 million (at July 2012 prices).  This includes rail network and station upgrades, building the new pedestrian footbridge, building new bus infrastructure, upgrading nearby road and general site works and services.

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