Bus services tailored to Stadium
ELLENBROOK sports fans will have direct access to a major stadium for the first time as part of the launch of nine bus routes travelling to Perth Stadium.
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti announced the Game Changer campaign last month, which encouraged event goers to use public transport to the stadium.
Buses will support the train services at Perth Stadium Train Station and East Perth Station with shuttle services and services to suburbs not located near a train line, including Ellenbrook, Mirrabooka, Morley and Karrinyup.
There will be a 22-stand bus station located within metres of the stadium’s entrance.
Public Transport Authority spokesman David Hynes said Mirrabooka’s route 652 would begin operating as a special event bus service for the One Day International cricket event at Optus Stadium on January 28.
“It will operate on major event days (with crowds exceeding 30,000), and will start running two hours prior to the start of an event, roughly every 5-10 minutes,” he said.
“Transperth travel is included in every ticket to events at the Perth Stadium – there is no need to buy a ticket; simply show your ticket to the driver or inspector to travel for no extra cost.”
Former Swan Districts and Fremantle AFLW player Akec Makur Chuot said the route was “exciting” for the area because people struggled to get to Subiaco Oval to watch footy games.
“I think this will be really easy for the people who live around here who are really passionate about their sport, as it just goes straight from home and directly to the stadium,” she said.
Armadale, Thornlie, Fremantle, Joondalup, Mandurah and Midland train lines will be adjusted to fit specific events
661: CBD shuttle operating to Elizabeth Quay Bus Station via Adelaide Terrace and St Georges Terrace
650: Karrinyup Bus Station via Innaloo
652: Mirrabooka Bus Station via Alexander Drive
653: Morley Bus Station via Beaufort Street
654: Ellenbrook Town Centre via Bassendean Train Station
656: Canning Vale via Bentley Plaza
657: Curtin University Bus Station
658: Hamilton Hill via Kardinya Park
659: Fremantle via Canning Highway
Bus route 652 from Mirrabooka bus station goes via Alexander Drive to Perth Stadium.