Full project details
Laing O'Rourke and AECOM - as the Prism Alliance - have been selected to deliver Perth's new Stadium Station complex.
Part of the $358m integrated transport solution for Perth Stadium, the PRISM Alliance is set to deliver the Stadium Rail Project which includes the design and construction of Perth Stadium Station, upgrades to East Perth Station and associated railway works to serve the stadium.
The new six-platform Perth Stadium Station will be built by an alliance between the Public Transport Authority, Laing O'Rourke and AECOM (PRISM Alliance). When complete, the station will be the second largest station on the Transperthnetwork.
Perth Stadium Station will be a new train station on the Burswood Peninsula. It includes three island platforms (two which are 225m long and one at 150m long), providing six faces for passengers to move on and off trains. It has also been designed to allow future platform extensions of up to 300m in length.
The Alliance is delivering all works associated with the new station including the station’s buildings, platforms, systems and services, track and civil works, overhead wiring,signalling equipment rooms, driver crib facilities and a range of rail systems and services.
East Perth Station will also be upgraded to make sure it can cater for the increased level of patronage at the station on Perth Stadium event days, taking a potential bottleneck out of the rail network. The upgrade will also make the outdated station Disability Discrimination Act compliant.
Trains at the ready to roll
Trains are the best way to efficiently move large groups of people to and from events held at Perth Stadium. Perth Stadium Station will allow for up to 28,000 passengers to depart the new stadium within an hour of an event, with a further 7,500 people from the upgraded East Perth Station.
To make sure trains are at the ready to cater for these passenger volumes, stowage for 117 individual rail cars is being built on the Burswood Peninsula, with additional stowage for up to 24 railcars (or four six-car trains) at Victoria Park.
Digital engineering and augmented reality is being used to help visualise the project, allowing the community to see what the station will look like and work crews to better understand what they are building before stepping onto site.
"Markers" have been used in a range of ways providing virtual engagement platforms. Markers are printed on posters, site hoardings and information brochures for the community to interact with.
Work crews deliver their scopes using digital work packs, where digital tools provide detailed illustration of the methods, components and elements involved in a specific area of construction on site. The platform also promotes positive communication and engagement with subcontractors and suppliers, creating a well-informed workforce.