Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti
Trains To Service Perth Stadium Railway Station All Day On Weekends
Victor P Taffa
- McGowan Government to provide more access to the Optus Stadium precinct and Belmont Park racecourse
- Trains to stop at Perth Stadium Station all day on weekends from June 30, including non-event days
- Trains will also begin stopping there during the Saturday winter racing carnival at Belmont Park from this Saturday, May 26
- Initiative expected to boost visitation and tourism around stadium precinct
All weekend train services on the Armadale Line will commence stopping at Perth Stadium Station from June 30, 2018.
“From June 30, trains on the Armadale Line will begin stopping at Perth Stadium Station, to give Western Australians the opportunity to visit the Optus Stadium precinct on non-event days.” Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti said.
“This means families and visitors can enjoy the facilities on offer, including the nature playgrounds in the Chevron Parkland, the BHP Boardwalk and Amphitheatre, as well as picnic and barbecue areas and public art.”
Changes will allow people wishing to visit attractions within the stadium precinct during non-game times such as the nature playground, barbecue facilities and the Swan River with the opportunity to do so using public transport.
Allowing weekend services is the start of a longer term process to allow trains to stop at Perth Stadium Railway Station on weekdays.
Weekend boost in services will improve access to Belmont Park racecourse, whose winter racing carnival begins this Saturday (May 26) and will be supported by special train services.
“In the shorter term, Armadale Line trains will begin stopping at the station during the winter Saturday racing calendar from this Saturday, May 26, from 10 am to 6 pm to suit race patrons.” Minister Saffioti said.
Belmont Park had a special event station up until 2013 when it was closed to make way for the new Perth Stadium Railway Station.
Trains will begin stopping at Perth Stadium Railway Station during Saturday racing at Belmont Park starting this weekend, May 26. Armadale Line trains will start stopping between 10 am and 6 pm, well in advance of the first race (12.14 pm) and with plenty of time for event-goers to leave after the last race (4.35 pm).
From June 30, services on the Armadale Line will stop at the station from the first train (about 5.15 am Saturdays and 6.30 am Sundays) until the last train each day (including the 2.15 am ex-Perth late night train).
Armadale Line generally operates a 15 minute frequency on Saturdays and Sundays. Thornlie Line services will not stop at Perth Stadium Railway Station as passengers will need to change to an Armadale Line service.
Public Transport Authority has been able to implement the new weekend timetable with minimal impact on scheduling, however, this is not the case for weekdays and further investigation is required before the State Government considers further changes.
Passengers should allow plenty of extra time and plan their journey on the Transperth website.