Bridge heralds bus changes
It was always intended that once the bridge was complete, a CBD special event bus shuttle would operate from the East Perth side of the bridge before and after the game.
Until now, the shuttle has operated in and out of the Stadium Bus Station on the Burswood Peninsula.
It’s expected that from Sunday, the CBD shuttle will depart from the Matagarup Bridge Bus Stands on the East Perth side of the bridge.
It will now take a modified circular route via Wellington Street, Milligan Street, and Adelaide/St Georges Terraces. Route 661 will no longer enter Elizabeth Quay Bus Station so passengers will need to board at St Georges Terrace.
The new route will also stop on Wellington Street, near Perth Busport.
There will also be changes to a number of departure stands for existing bus routes including;
- Route 650 (Karrinyup) will now depart from stands 18 - 22
- Route 654 (Ellenbrook Town Centre) will now depart from stands 12 and 13, on the west side of Perth Stadium Bus Station
- Route 656 (Canning Vale) will now depart from stands 10 and 11
- Route 657(Curtin University) will now depart from stands 8 and 9.
Transperth spokesman David Hynes said fans will need to plan ahead, and adjust their game day rituals.
“We’ve been testing the new bus station and routes for some time now, but like anything new we expect there may be some minor teething problems as drivers and passengers adjust to the new routes,” he said.
“We would like to thank those passengers in advance for using public transport, and hope they take advantage of this new CBD route which has been designed to take you past several major CBD car parks and close to busy precincts like Yagan Square and Elizabeth Quay.
“Early planning indicated about 14,000 people would choose to use buses to get to the stadium. So far up to 18,000 fans have been using the special event bus services so we are really keen to ensure we continue to offer a user-friendly service on game- days.”
Visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au for more information.
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