17/02/2015 - 13:17

First look at Stadium Station

17/02/2015 - 13:17

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First look at Stadium Station
The first look at Perth Stadium's railway infrastructure.

The state government has released artist’s impressions of the $100 million, six-platform train station for the new Perth Stadium.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the station, which was designed by architecture firm Hassell under a $5.5 million contract, would complement the stadium design.

The government is expecting around 28,000 people to get to each event held at the stadium via train.

“The new station will allow for a train to leave every few minutes after a capacity-event crowd and will feature three island platforms with six platform faces for passenger loading,” Mr Nalder said.

He said public art would also be incorporated into the design.

 

An artist's impression of the station's interior.

The state government announced in October a shortlist of builders for the construction of the station, comprising a joint venture between Brookfield Multiplex and Downer, a consortium of Laing O’Rourke and AECOM, and John Holland.

Mr Nalder said the government’s preferred builder would be announced soon, in time for construction to start later this year.

The station is scheduled to be complete in late 2017, ahead of the stadium’s construction finish in early 2018.

Mr Nalder said the infrastructure was part of a $358 million transport plan to service the stadium, which also included bus and pedestrian links.

However, the previous budget for the transport infrastructure was valued at just under $300 million.

The plan includes a dedicated bus facility with the capacity for up to 20 buses, located south of the stadium, while CBD bus shuttles will also operate from Nelson Avenue in East Perth.

A pedestrian bridge will also be built between the Burswood Peninsula and East Perth, with the state government expecting more than 14,000 spectators to get to the stadium for events in this manner.

An additional 8,600 people per event are expected to cross the Swan River using the existing Windan and Goongoonup bridges.

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