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February 18, 2016

New app launched to provide virtual reality view of Perth Stadium station

A new app has been launched to provide 360° virtual reality inside view of the $40m Perth Stadium station in Australia.

A new app has been launched to provide 360° virtual reality inside view of Perth Stadium station in Australia.

The new LORAR+ app allows users to view station platforms, upper concourse, facade and the promenade leading to the station on their smartphone or tablet.

An estimated sum of $100m will be required for the stadium station transport project, with construction of the $40m train station expected to end by the middle of next year.

The remaining $60m has been allocated to build the supporting infrastructure.

"The virtual representation will also help Perth Stadium passengers to navigate the area when it opens to the public."

According to Western Australian Minister for Transport Dean Nalder, the 3D images incorporated on the app could be viewed by scanning online markers.

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

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"The virtual representation will also help Perth Stadium passengers to navigate the area when it opens to the public."

Work on the station’s steel superstructure installation will start this week and a second set of tracks are planned to be constructed alongside the existing Armadale Line.

A part of the $358m integrated transport plan for Perth Stadium, this new line section will be open for train services later this year.

In order to perform the major construction activities, several planned disruptions of services on the Armadale and Thornlie lines will be in place in the next few months, with a nine-day closure planned from 1 to 10 July.

The first such disruption will occur on 19 February and run through 22 February.

However, replacement buses will be provided on the disrupted routes.

Currently 35% of the construction work of Perth Stadium has been completed and it is scheduled to open for the 2018 Australian Football League (AFL) season.

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