Perth Stadium Station operations ramp up
Transperth will carry out a full-scale commissioning exercise on the new Perth Stadium Station this Saturday, December 16.
The exercise has been scheduled to coincide with several major events including Symphony in the City, a Wildcats game, and an Ashes test to ensure conditions are as realistic as possible for train and bus operations.
It is the latest in a series of commissioning exercises and will allow staff including bus and train drivers, track and signalling engineers, security and customer service staff to familiarise themselves with the new, purpose-built infrastructure.
After a big event, trains travelling to and from Perth on the Midland and Armadale Lines will not stop at Claisebrook or McIver stations. This allows trains to move away from Perth Stadium Station as quickly as possible.
The operational plan outlined in the transport plan for the stadium will be put into full effect for the exercise. This includes the following passenger and level crossing impacts.
Moore Street level crossing
- The Moore Street level crossing near McIver Station will be closed from 11.30am until 8pm due to the increased volume of trains passing through the crossing.
- No train services from Perth to Thornlie between 3.45pm and 7pm
- No train services from Thornlie to Perth between 4.15pm and 7.30pm
- Passengers can take the Armadale Line to connect with train replacement buses, operating between Cannington and Thornlie stations.
- On December 16, between 5.15pm and 7pm, Armadale Line trains will operate as follows:
- Express from Perth to Burswood, then stopping all stations to Armadale Station
- Stopping all stations from Armadale to Burswood, then express to Perth Station
- Between 5.15pm and 7pm, on December 16 Midland Line trains will operate as follows:
- Express from Perth to East Perth, then stopping all stations to Midland Station
- Stopping all stations from Midland to East Perth, then express to Perth Station
Transperth has planned carefully to cater for passengers who may be impacted by these variations, including for those attending special events.
Detailed information about alternate journey options is available at the Transperth website.
The exercise is part of an integrated public transport plan that will see 83 per cent of patrons use public transport to get to and from Optus Stadium.
Events at Optus Stadium will be joint-ticketed, which means the cost of public transport is included in event tickets.
Public transport is the best way to get to Optus Stadium as there is very limited parking on the Burswood peninsula.
Visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au or download the Transperth App for more information.
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