News Date: 03 Dec 2017
The train station for the new Optus Stadium is now complete and ready to receive thousands of passengers for the stadium's first major event - the free Community Open Day on Sunday January 21, 2018.
Perth Stadium Station is the second biggest train stop on the network after Perth and will be capable of moving big crowds to and from stadium events on high-frequency trains.
Located between Claisebrook and Burswood on the Armadale Line, the new Perth Stadium Station features six platforms, 11 lifts and nearby stowage for 117 railcars.
The station design is intended to complement Optus Stadium and has similar special-event LED lighting that can be lit up in different colours and patterns.
Fremantle, Joondalup and Armadale Line passengers will have direct special event services to the stadium, with Midland Line passengers encouraged to catch the train to East Perth and walk across Windan Bridge, or change services in the city.
Train services from the station will be able to move about 28,000 fans within an hour of an event ending.
Other stadium visitors are expected to use bus services, principal shared paths and the Matagarup Bridge upon its completion in May 2018. Many visitors are also expected to stay in the area to visit entertainment offerings in the precinct.
Lots of work has been going on behind the scenes to ensure public transport arrangements for Optus Stadium are ready for next year.
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