Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Former Minister for Agriculture and Food; Transport

    Virtual reality view of Perth Stadium Station

    17/02/2016 9:15 AM
    • Public to get insider's view of Perth Stadium Station
    • Virtual tour of station platform, concourse and entry using a smart phone or tablet
    • Station construction well under way, with completion due mid-2017 

    Fans looking forward to heading to Perth Stadium in 2018 can now see what the $40 million train station will look like, using an app on their smart phone or tablet.


    The app, called LORAR+, allows users to get first-person 360 degree views of the station platforms, upper concourse, facade and the promenade leading to Perth Stadium.


    Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the 3D images could be viewed by scanning online markers.


    "Every year we see new and more innovative technologies as part of major smart transport projects, and this augmented reality vision of Perth Stadium Station is no exception," Mr Nalder said.


    "The virtual representation will enable Perth Stadium Station commuters to get an understanding of how the stadium will look when they utilise the new route to go and watch their favourite team play at what will be Australia's best sport stadium."


    Construction of Perth Stadium Station will reach a new milestone this week, with the installation of the station's steel superstructure set to start.


    As part of the $358 million integrated transport plan for Perth Stadium, a second set of tracks will be constructed alongside the existing Armadale Line.  Later this year, train services will need to be transferred across to this new section of line.


    The Minister said the transport works for Perth Stadium, which included the station, pedestrian bridge, roadworks and bus stands, would create up to 1,350 direct jobs.


    As a result of these major construction activities, over the coming months a number of planned disruptions will be required on the Armadale and Thornlie lines.  The first will be on Friday, February 19 and run until the first service on Monday, February 22.  Replacement buses will operate.


    The majority of disruptions have been scheduled for weekends and evenings to minimise the impact on commuters, however a major nine-day shutdown will be required from July 1-10, 2016, during school holidays.


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