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Ed Sheeran: Your Ultimate Guide To Getting There & Back

The big test has finally arrived for Perth’s Optus Stadium, where 60,000 Ed Sheeran fans will give the billion-dollar venue the full god damn treatment.

Sheeran’s 18-show tour of Australia and New Zealand is a record-breaker – he’s sold more than a million tickets, eclipsing the 950,000 tickets Dire Straits sold for their Brothers in Arms tour of 1986.

So in an effort to not have traffic dramas of Adele-proportions, here is your guide to getting there and getting home.

(And if you’re not going, what to avoid)

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Concert-goers should check the Transperth website for the best travel arrangements and, super-importantly, allow plenty of time to get there.

After the concert, Transperth says it can take up to two hours to clear the precinct due to the absence of the pedestrian bridge, so keep that in mind.

Friday, March 2

Trains

From 1pm timetabled services on the Armadale and Thornlie lines will stop at Perth Stadium Station.

Stadium shuttle trains will also operate from Perth Station.

There will be no Joondalup and Fremantle Line specials - passengers will need to change to a Perth Stadium Station shuttle in the city.

Mandurah Line passengers will all need to change in the city for a stadium train shuttle as per normal.

Midland Line passengers can go to East Perth and walk across the Windan Bridge or continue to the city and change on to a stadium train shuttle.

Armadale and Thornlie line passengers can catch a train direct to Perth Stadium Station. On the way home Thornlie Line passengers can catch an Armadale Line train to Cannington Station and then change to train replacement bus Route 908 to Thornlie.

Buses

To event

Route 661 shuttle from Elizabeth Quay Bus Station will operate every three minutes from 3pm

Use weekday Transperth bus feeder services to reach the city and change to a train or bus shuttle.

From event

The special suburban bus network (to Karrinyup, Mirrabooka, Morley, Ellenbrook, Canning Vale, Curtin, Fremantle and Hamilton Hill) will run on a five-minute frequency from 10.30pm for approximately one hour after the event.

The CBD shuttle to Elizabeth Quay Bus Station will operate on a three-minute frequency from 10.30pm.

There are some changes to bus stands since the last event. Staff will be on site to direct passengers. 

Moore Street level crossing closure

Moore Street crossing will close to cars from mid-afternoon. Motorists should avoid the area.

McIver and Claisebrook Station closures

Trains will not stop at Claisebrook or McIver stations after the concert – train replacement buses will operate.

Parking

The joint-ticketing arrangement does not cover parking at Transperth stations. Passengers must pay for parking on weekdays.

Saturday, March 3

Trains

Joondalup and Fremantle Line passengers can take a direct Stadium special event service from their nearest station.

Mandurah Line passengers change in the city for a stadium train shuttle.

Midland Line passengers can go to East Perth and walk across the Windan Bridge or continue to the city and change on to a stadium train shuttle.

Armadale and Thornlie line passengers can catch a train direct to Perth Stadium Station. On the way home Thornlie Line passengers can catch an Armadale Line train to Cannington Station and then change to train replacement bus Route 908 to Thornlie.

Buses

Suburban special event buses running every 5-10 minutes before the concert on eight routes with first services arriving at the stadium about 5.30pm.

Route 661 shuttle from Elizabeth Quay Bus Station every three minutes from about 3pm.

Moore Street level crossing closure

Moore Street crossing will close to cars from mid-afternoon.  Motorists should avoid the area.

McIver and Claisebrook Station closures

Trains will not stop at Claisebrook or McIver stations after the concert – train replacement buses will operate.

Parking

The joint-ticketing arrangement does not cover parking at Transperth stations however parking is free in Transperth car parks on weekends. 

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MAIN ROADS

With concert-goers expected to arrive when gates open at 4pm, extra congestion and delays may be experienced during Friday's afternoon peak.

Click here for a map of the closures

The following road closures will be in place to allow the safe movement of pedestrians and buses…

Camfield Drive - Resort Drive to Victoria Park Drive         

Estimated timeframe - 12am to 11.30pm

Closed in both directions

Roger MacKay Drive - Victoria Park Drive to Camfield Drive         

Estimated timeframe - 12am to 11.30pm

Closed in both directions

Bow River Crescent - and surrounding local roads            

Estimated timeframe - 3pm to 11.30pm

Closed - local access remains available

Kensington Street -East Parade to Victory Terrace          

Estimated timeframe - 3pm to 8.30pm

Closed - local access remains available

Brown Street - East Parade to Mardalup Park     

Estimated timeframe - 3pm to 8.30pm  

Closed - local access remains available

Victory Terrace and Jewell Lane

Estimated timeframe - 3pm to 8.30pm

Closed - local access remains available

Moore Street

Estimated timeframe - 2pm to 1am

Closed in both directions

 

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