Perth Stadium Station, Burswood, Australia


Perth

Perth Stadium Station is a new station being built as part of a $358m smart transport solution for the under-construction Perth Stadium.

Construction of the new station began in 2015 and is expected to be completed in time to be opened in early 2018. Once completed, the station is set to become the second biggest on the Transperth network, after the Perth station.

The station construction is estimated to cost approximately A$40m ($29.4m), while an additional A$60m ($44m) will be spent to construct supporting infrastructure such as overhead wiring, signalling and tracks. The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) is the project owner.

Perth Stadium Station details

Located on the Burswood Peninsula, Perth Stadium Station has been built on the former Belmont Park Station site. The new station includes three island platforms, measuring 150m, 225m and 233m long, with an allowance for the future extension of all platforms to 300m. The three island platforms are connected by two pedestrian concourses and 11 lifts.

With a train leaving every two to three minutes after a game, the new station will move up to 28,000 patrons within an hour of an event. Six-car trains will run on the new station tracks, and the station will have the capacity to stow 117 railcars.

The new station has a bronze-coloured façade, similar to that of the new Perth Stadium. The design also includes a wide roof stretching out from the enclosed concourse to protect passengers from the weather.

The nearby East Perth Station will also be upgraded as part of the transport infrastructure project for Perth Stadium.

The users can watch a virtual tour of the station platforms, concourse, facade, and the promenade leading to Perth Stadium by using a digital app called LORAR+.

Construction of Perth Stadium Station

Major works on Perth Stadium Station include the construction of six pre-cast platforms, 190 mast piles, and 11km of tracks.

The new station was developed in three stages, with the first stage involving the construction of a new track closer to the Graham Farmer Freeway and diverting the 'To Armadale' line to the old 'To Perth' line. The second stage included the construction of platforms one, two and three by mid-2016, while the remaining three were completed by mid-2017.

The station construction has involved the participation of more than 100 contractors and subcontractors. The concourse construction is expected to use approximately 340t of steel.

Key players involved

Hassell was awarded a $5.5m contract to prepare the Stadium station design in June 2014.

"The station construction has involved the participation of more than 100 contractors and subcontractors."

The PRISM Alliance consortium comprising the Public Transport Authority, Laing O'Rourke, and AECOM was awarded the station construction contract.

Details of the Perth Stadium

The new multi-purpose Perth Stadium has a capacity of 60,000 (in AFL mode) and can host AFL, cricket, rugby league and union, football (soccer), and entertainment events. Approximately 80% of Perth Stadium crowd is expected to use the public transport options to get to and from events.

Expected to open in early 2018, Perth Stadium will be integrated within a broader Stadium Park, creating opportunities for the establishment of cafes, restaurants, playgrounds, community spaces and other infrastructure, which can be used on both the event and non-event days.

A lightweight fabric, PTFE, has been used for the roof, which covers 85% of the seats and will also naturally ventilate the stadium, reducing energy usage. The roof is also capable of collecting and storing 250,000l of rainwater for reuse in toilets and landscape irrigation.