For information on how to get to Optus Stadium visit the Transperth website.
The Stadium Transport project has been a unique opportunity for the PTA to concurrently develop the transport solution, rather than retrofit it into an established, constrained space.
Little more than five years after the December 2012 PDP (project definition plan) unveiled its $358 million vision, the massive project was completed. It called for a significant cultural shift away from a deeply-ingrained reliance on cars and aimed to move, within an hour of an event finishing, up to 50,000 people, or 83 per cent of a capacity crowd.
While the stadium has transformed the Burswood peninsula, its accompanying $399.9m (reflecting some scope change and the inclusion of project management costs) integrated train, bus and pedestrian package has transformed the way in which we get to and from major events, with the percentage of patrons using public transport running into the low 90s in some instances.
The multiple transport options reflect passenger behaviour and demands – to create a passenger-first solution that moves people quickly and safely, while reducing the impacts on nearby residential and environmental areas.
For more information on the transport plan, download the Perth Stadium Transport Project Definition Plan or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Key features of the responsive and robust transport solution include:
Dedicated train services
- Six-platform Perth Stadium Station at the doorstop of the Stadium.
- Nearby stowage for up to 117 railcars to keep a continuous flow of trains following events.
- Upgraded East Perth Station to accommodate additional passengers on event days.
- Pedestrian underpass under Victoria Park Drive to provide safe access to Perth Stadium Station.
- 22-stand bus station located within metres of the stadium’s entrance will service suburban areas without rail services.
- Matagarup special event bus stands will allow spectators to access more than 40,000 inner-city car bays.
Matagarup Bridge entry
- Pedestrian bridge over the Swan River between the Burswood Peninsula and East Perth will also attract people to the precinct outside event days.
- The Matagarup pedestrian bridge eases the pedestrian flow on Windan Bridge and divert traffic away from East Perth’s high-density residential area.
Enhancing existing infrastructure
- The Victoria Park Drive road bridge over the rail network has been extended and widened.
- The Great Eastern Highway and Victoria Park Drive intersection has been upgraded to accommodate increased bus and vehicle movement.