Bus ser­vices tai­lored to Stadium

The Advocate (Perth) - - NEWS - Kristie Lim

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

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d477960

Bus route 652 from Mirra­booka bus sta­tion goes via Alexan­der Drive to Perth Stadium.

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