Sports fans and concert goers urged to take public transport to Perth Stadium
State Member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk, has encouraged Fremantle residents to leave the car at home and take advantage of new public transport options to reach Perth Stadium.
Transperth has announced two new, high-frequency bus routes to carry Fremantle area residents to the stadium on event days.
The new 658 route will run from Memorial Hall in Hamilton Hill, through Hilton, O’Connor, Willagee, Myaree, Booragoon and Applecross, and then along Canning Highway to the stadium.
The new 659 route will run the length of Canning Highway from Fremantle Station to the stadium.
The new services will run every five to ten minutes for two hours before the start of events at the stadium. Stops along these routes will be specially branded as ‘Stadium Event Bus Stops’ for easy identification.
The train will continue to present a very convenient option for patrons, with high-frequency services on event days running directly to Perth Stadium from Fremantle Station.
The new 658 and 659 routes will commence on 28 January for the One Day International Cricket.
Transperth has developed its integrated public transport plan to carry 80% of patrons to and from Perth Stadium.
Transperth fares are included in all tickets to events at Perth Stadium.
“A lot of people will be used to driving to Subiaco Oval, but we really need a massive cultural shift in terms of how we get to and from major events,” said State Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk.
“These new services will make it even easier to go cheer on the dockers or see a concert without the stress and hassle of traffic and parking.”
Hamilton Hill local, Nicole Montgomery, said the new routes would make game-days a lot easier on her family.
“I thought it was going to be really complicated to get to the stadium but I will be able to load my kids onto the new bus and we’ll get straight there. I think it’s great.”