Sta­tion de­sign to get peo­ple mov­ing

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Health Communities -

THE de­sign of the train sta­tion for the new Perth Sta­dium will al­low up to 28,000 pas­sen­gers to leave within an hour of an event fin­ish­ing.

Plans were re­leased last week for the sta­dium train sta­tion, which will be built on the for­mer Bel­mont Park Sta­tion site and fea­ture three is­land plat­forms.

Trains will de­part ev­ery few min­utes when re­quired.

Trans­port Min­is­ter Dean Nadler said the sta­tion and as­so­ci­ated in­fra­struc­ture would cost $100 mil­lion.

It was part of the $358 mil­lion in­te­grated trans­port com­po­nent for the sta­dium.

“Aes­thet­i­cally, the colour will com­ple­ment the de­sign of the new Perth Sta­dium, which has a strik­ing bronze coloured fa­cade,” Mr Nalder said. “A wide roof reaches out from the en­closed con­course to pro­tect pas­sen­gers from the weather.”

The ex­ist­ing rail­way tracks at the for­mer Bel­mont Park sta­tion have been shifted, ready for con­struc­tion to start later this year.

Earth­works in­volve re­mov­ing 26,000 cu­bic me­tres of ma­te­rial.

An al­liance will be se­lected to build the sta­tion and as­so­ci­ated road works.

The sta­tion will open in late 2017.

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the Perth Sta­dium train sta­tion.

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