App-re­ci­ate new sta­tion

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

FANS look­ing for­ward to head­ing to Perth Sta­dium in 2018 can now see what the $40 mil­lion train sta­tion will look like thanks to a new smart­phone app.

The app, LORAR+ gives users ac­cess to first-per­son 360-de­gree views of the sta­tion plat­forms, up­per con­course, fa­cade and the prom­e­nade lead­ing to the sta­dium.

Trans­port Min­is­ter Dean Nalder said the 3D im­ages could be viewed by scan­ning on­line mark­ers.

“Ev­ery year we see new and more in­no­va­tive tech­nolo­gies as part of ma­jor smart trans­port projects, and this aug­mented re­al­ity vi­sion of Perth Sta­dium Sta­tion is no ex­cep­tion,” Mr Nalder said.

“The vir­tual rep­re­sen­ta­tion will en­able Perth Sta­dium Sta­tion com­muters to get an un­der­stand­ing of how the sta­dium will look when they utilise the new route to go.”

Mr Nalder said the trans­port works for Perth Sta­dium, in­clud­ing the sta­tion, a pedes­trian bridge, road­works and bus stands, would cre­ate up to 1350 di­rect jobs.

Perth Sta­dium Sta­tion trans­port pro­ject will cost about $100 mil­lion with $40 mil­lion for the sta­tion it­self and $60 mil­lion for sup­port­ing in­fra­struc­ture. AR­MADALE and Thorn­lie train lines will be hit with a ma­jor nine-day shut down from July 1 to ac­com­mo­date the trans­port plan for Perth Sta­dium.

The train blackout will take place dur­ing school hol­i­days un­til July 10.

As part of the $358 mil­lion in­te­grated trans­port plan, a se­cond set of tracks will be con­structed along­side the Ar­madale Line.

Train ser­vices will be trans­ferred across to this new sec­tion of line later in the year.

The ma­jor­ity of the train line dis­rup­tions have been sched­uled for week­ends and evenings to re­duce im­pact on com­muters.

More in­for­ma­tion on the Ar­madale ser­vice dis­rup­tion at www.perth­sta­dium.com.au.

As Perth Sta­dium is con­structed, peo­ple can now see what the train sta­tion will look like.

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