Transport links to New Burswood Stadium

  doggie015 Junior Train Controller

Location: On a bus going from esplanade busport to canning bridge so I can catch a train to Esplanade station
Wow... I cannot wait to see how it all looks once finished!

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  Mouse Chief Train Controller

The first stage of trackwork for Stadium Station will be commencing soon.

A new line will be built closer to the freeway past the old Belmont Park station to accommodate trains to Armadale. This will use the new tunnel through Victoria Park Drive. Trains to Perth will use the current line to Armadale, leaving room for construction of the new station.

Trains will be moving to the new tracks in January next year.
  thewaratahtrain Chief Train Controller

  • Tender for $100 million station and railway infrastructure awarded to Laing O’Rourke and AECOM
  • Major works on Stadium Station start later this year
  • Key part of $358 million transport component of new Perth Stadium
  • More than 1,800 jobs

Construction of the train station at the new Perth Stadium site will begin within months with the announcement that Laing O’Rourke and AECOM have been selected to build the infrastructure.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the $100 million project to build Stadium Station and its associated railway infrastructure was just one part of the $358 million integrated transport solution for the new Perth Stadium.

“The station is a vital part of the new Perth Stadium project and will enable up to 28,000 passengers to depart the new stadium within an hour of an event,” Mr Nalder said.

Laing O’Rourke and AECOM will mobilise on-site quickly to ensure the works are completed on schedule in late 2017, which will allow time for the infrastructure to be tested in the lead-up to the 2018 AFL season.

“When complete, Stadium Station will be the second largest station on Transperth’s network - with six platforms connected by two pedestrian concourses, each with multiple passenger lifts for access by people with mobility issues,” the Minister said.

“This contract will involve not only building the Stadium Station, but also significant rail works, including infrastructure that will enable Transperth to store up to 117 railcars on the Burswood Peninsula, ready for use at the end of a game.”

The transport projects for the new Perth Stadium also include a pedestrian footbridge linking the stadium site to East Perth and a dedicated bus facility on the peninsula to load up to 20 buses at a time.

Mr Nalder said the total construction workforce on the various contracts for the new Perth Stadium transport components would range from between 1,800 to 2,000.

Fact File

  • Stadium Station will be built on the former Belmont Park Station site
  • 11 passenger lifts to provide access to platforms
  • Up to 28,000 passengers can use the station to leave the stadium site within the first hour after an event

Stadium Station design revealed  
17 February 2015

Transport Minister Dean Nalder today described it as a modern and vibrant piece of infrastructure which would complement the new Perth Stadium.

  • Modern and vibrant design revealed for stadium train station
  • Design complements new Perth Stadium
  • Trains to leave the station every few minutes after an event
  • The first images of the new Perth Stadium train station have been revealed.

  Mouse Chief Train Controller

Methinks it's time for an update Smile

Construction of the southern and central island platforms at Stadium station is well underway. Platforms edges are now in place, and structural work on the concourse (including the roof) is now evident. Tracklaying has also commenced east of the Goongoonup Bridge.

A major shutdown of the Armadale and Thornlie lines will take place from the 1st to the 9th of July, during the school holidays. This will see the railway realigned past the new platforms, allowing work on the northern island platform to commence.

At the new siding at Victoria Park, earthworks and the construction of portals for the overhead wiring are underway.
  Mouse Chief Train Controller

There's a lot of disruption coming to the Armadale/Thornlie line for the next couple of weeks:

  • On weekdays, trains will be running every 30 minutes only between Perth and Armadale, with a change of train at Carlisle. Presumably they'll be using single-line working with one track active past the Stadium and Vic Park worksites, and the other used between Carlisle and Cannington.
  • All services will be replaced by buses on weeknights
  • All services between Perth and Carlisle will be replaced by buses on weekends, with half hourly train services from Carlisle to Armadale (day and night).
  • Thornlie will be closed the entire time

It'll be interesting to see how they cope during peak hour...

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