East Perth Station upgrade

An artist impression of the upgraded East Perth Train Station

Work will start in mid-August to upgrade East Perth Station, as part of both the Perth Stadium Transport Infrastructure project and the Public Transport Authority’s program of Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) improvements. 

The upgrade of the station will provide the operational requirements and infrastructure needed to cater for the increased level of patronage at the station on Perth Stadium event days, as well as making the outdated station DDA compliant.

The upgrade will include:

  • Replacing the existing pedestrian bridge with a new wider and DDA compliant, fully-roofed bridge north of its current location.
  • Extending the existing concourse roof to cover the platform and create more shelter.
  • Increasing access to the concourse via stairs and lifts.
  • DDA upgrades including resurfacing of the platform, new tactile marking and the installation of four lifts (one at the East Parade side of the station, two that connect to the platform and one at the West Parade side).
  • Increasing the length of the platforms to accommodate four and six-car sets.
  • Installation of a rail crossover which will provide operational resilience to the Transperth network by providing the ability for new train movements on the Midland Line during disruptions.
  • Reconfiguring the Public Transport Centre’s West Parade car park to enable the installation of the new lifts and stairs, bike facilities as well as providing a forecourt area for bus replacement services and Perth Stadium events.
The upgrade of East Perth Station is expected to be complete in late-2017, in time for the Perth Stadium opening in January 2018.
Artist impression of the new East Perth Station footbridge

Impacts

The work to upgrade East Perth Station will be staged to minimise construction impacts.

Transperth passengers

East Perth Station will remain operational during week days while the Station is being upgraded. The platform will be divided into two with work taking place on one half while the other half remains open (see staging maps).

There will be a number of weekend and week night closures to minimise the impact on peak hour passengers. Replacement buses will operate during all closures and passengers will be notified via the normal Transperth channels.

The number of parking bays at the station’s East Parade car park will be reduced during construction, as the area will act as a set down location for construction material. The ACROD bays in this car park will also be relocated as part of the project.

Local residents

There will be a series of out-of-hour works to complete the station upgrade. All work will follow approved noise and environmental management plans. Local residents will be notified of any out-of-hours work in advance via letter. 

During some out-of-hours work, when East Perth Station is closed, the pedestrian footbridge may also be closed. Local residents will be notified of pedestrian footbridge closures in advance. 

Cyclists and pedestrians 

As the East Perth Station car park will act as a set down area for construction material during the work, the number of construction vehicles entering and exiting the site via East Parade will increase.

As such, there will be traffic management in place on the East Parade Principle Shared Path. We ask cyclists and pedestrians to take care in the area and follow the advice of signage. 

Road users

During construction, traffic management will be in place on East Parade next to the train station and on Summers Street on the West Parade side of the railway line. We ask road users to take care in the area and follow the advice of the signage. 

Casey Tours

During construction the Casey coach service will operate south of its current location in the Public Transport Centre car park (see map). Once work is complete, the original pick up location will be reinstated.

Stages of work to upgrade the East Perth Station

Stage 2: September 2016 - June 2017

A map showing the construction impacts to the East Perth Station in Stage 2

Stage 3: June 2017 - August 2017

A map showing the construction impacts to the East Perth Station in Stage 3