Station design to get people moving
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.