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Let Transperth give you a free kick to Melbourne v Geelong

Public transport will be the quickest and easiest way to get to and from tomorrow’s Melbourne vs Geelong AFL match, and passengers have been urged to plan ahead and leave early for the knockout preliminary final round.

As bounce down for tomorrow’s epic clash will take place at 5.50pm, during the commuter peak, passengers should leave plenty of time to get to the stadium.

To get fans to the match, Armadale Line trains will stop at Perth Stadium Station from about 12.37pm, with direct trains frequently departing Perth from 3.19pm.

There will be no direct Fremantle or Joondalup Line services operating before the match.

The Suburban Event Bus Network will not be operating before the match, but alternative timetabled bus services are available to the city, with passengers able to transfer to a special-event train to Perth Stadium Station, or take Route 661 to Perth Stadium Bus Station.

After the game, the Suburban Event Bus Network and the Joondalup/Fremantle Line special event train services will be operating.

Every footy ticket includes travel on all Transperth services for three hours either side of the match (special event buses will operate for 45 minutes after the final siren).

Transperth spokesman David Hynes said providing additional transport for the weekday match was nothing Transperth couldn’t handle, but encouraged passengers to leave early and be patient.

“As this is a weekday preliminary final match which will be taking place during the peak CBD commute, we don’t have quite as many buses and trains dedicated to Stadium services as we would have for a weekend game.

“However, every footy season there are usually a number of highly-patronised games scheduled early on a weekday, so it’s nothing we haven’t done before.

“Services will be busy, so please allow extra travel time getting to and from the event.

The Moore St pedestrian crossing will be non-operational between 4.00pm and 10.30pm. Pedestrians can use the McIver Station underpass at the east end of the station.

Trains on the Armadale and Midland lines will not stop at Claisebrook or McIver stations between approximately 8.15pm and 10.00pm. There will be no trains to Thornlie from Perth between about 7.22pm and 10.17pm. Train replacement buses will be operating during this time.

Visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au or download the Transperth App for more information.

Media contact:  9326 2526

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