A $25 million upgrade to East Perth station will begin in August 2016 and include new lifts, upgraded walkways and concourse, and platforms to facilitate special-event train services.
Western Australian Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the redevelopment at East Perth station was part of a $358 million integrated transport solution for the new Perth Stadium to help public transport be better able to host the expected larger crowds.
East Perth Station is located approximately 25 minutes walking distance from the stadium.
“About 7,500 people of a capacity crowd of 60,000 people are expected to use the station as their route to and from the new stadium,” Mr Nalder said.
“In addition to ensuring the station is able to meet the increased level of patronage on Perth Stadium event days, the works will meet the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requirements for such a facility.
“This upgrade will benefit fans heading to the stadium, Transperth passengers using the Midland Line and regional travellers accessing Transwa services from the East Perth rail and coach terminal.”
The major works at East Perth Station will include:
- Lengthening the station platform
- Replacing the existing pedestrian bridge with a new wider, covered and DDA-compliant bridge
- Installing four new lifts and stairs
- New bike facilities
- A rail crossover
The platform will also be resurfaced and new tactile markers will be installed to help people with vision impairment to use the station.
Western Australian Disability Services Minister Donna Faragher said it was wonderful to see the range of design features included in the project to ensure accessibility at East Perth station for people of all abilities.
“The State’s vision is that our community is welcoming to everyone – the changes to the station certainly reflect this aspiration, and mean that it will be easier for many people with disability to travel in and out of East Perth to enjoy major local events,” Ms Faragher said.
The upgrade is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.