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Public transport for Thursday night AFL game

Transperth is reminding fans to leave the car at home and use public transport to get to the footy this Thursday.

A special transport plan has been drawn up to get fans to the game – which coincides with peak hour - but punters are urged to allow extra time and plan their journey on the Transperth website.

For this event, fans need to board a train shuttle (at Perth Station) or bus shuttle (at Elizabeth Quay Bus Station) to reach Optus Stadium.

Special event suburban buses and trains (ie, direct specials from the Joondalup and Fremantle Lines) will run at the end of the game only.


Fans will need to use the existing Transperth train or bus network to reach the city and board a shuttle train from Perth Station.

Regular Armadale and Thornlie line trains will begin stopping at Perth Stadium Station from about 1pm on Thursday June 21.

From about 3.30pm an additional Perth to Stadium Station shuttle train service will begin operating to complement the Armadale and Thornlie Line services.

On the way home, fans can use the same train service they usually do.


Fans will need to use the existing Transperth network to reach the city and take the central business district shuttle bus (Route 661) operating between Elizabeth Quay Bus Station and Optus Stadium, stopping at Stadium bus stops along St Georges and Adelaide Terraces every 3-4 minutes from about 3.20pm.

On the way home, fans can use the same special event bus route they usually do.


Travel on the Transperth Ferry between Elizabeth Quay and South Perth is included in tickets for three hours before and three hours after a game.

Fans wishing to use other ferry services to the stadium should note these services are privately operated and therefore not included in event tickets.

Moore Street crossings closure:

  • The pedestrian and level crossing on Moore St will be non-operational between 4.00pm and 11.00pm. Pedestrians can use the McIver Station underpass at the east end of the station.

McIver and Claisebrook Station closures:

  • Trains on the Armadale and Midland lines will not stop at Claisebrook or McIver stations between approximately 8.04pm and 10.22pm. Train replacement buses will be operating during this time. Route 905 runs on a 10-minute frequency between Perth Busport and East Perth Station, stopping at Claisebrook, McIver and Perth stations and at Wellington St after Forrest Pl (Stop 12924).


  • The joint-ticketing arrangement does not cover parking at Transperth stations. As the game is on a weekday, fans must pay for parking using their SmartRider or purchase a cash ticket.

For more information visit the Transperth website –

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