Construction of the train station at the new Perth Stadium site will begin within months. The project to build Stadium Station and its associated railway infrastructure is part of a AU$358m integrated transport solution for the new Perth Stadium.
Laing O’Rourke and Aecom will mobilise on-site quickly to ensure the works are completed on schedule in late 2017, which will allow time for the infrastructure to be tested in the lead-up to the 2018 Australian Football League season.
“When complete, Stadium Station will be the second largest station on Transperth’s network - with six platforms connected by two pedestrian concourses, each with multiple passenger lifts for access by people with mobility issues,” said transport minister Dean Nalder. “This contract will involve not only building the Stadium Station, but also significant rail works, including infrastructure that will enable Transperth to store up to 117 railcars on the Burswood Peninsula, ready for use at the end of a game.”
The transport projects for the new Perth Stadium also include a pedestrian footbridge linking the stadium site to East Perth and a dedicated bus facility on the peninsula to load up to 20 buses at a time.
Nalder said that the total construction workforce on the various contracts for the new Perth Stadium transport components would range from between 1,800 to 2,000.