East Perth Station footbridge closing 21 September

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Thoglette
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East Perth Station footbridge closing 21 September

Postby Thoglette » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:34 am

In the mailbox today
PTA projects email wrote:New Perth Stadium – Project Update

Important information for cyclists

As part of the East Perth Station Upgrade, the existing pedestrian footbridge above the tracks will permanently close from the evening of Thursday 21 September.

The new concourse will open after the Midland Line Shutdown, from first service on Tuesday 26 September.

Temporary ramps will be in place to provide access to and from the platform and the west side of the station (Public Transport Centre side).
The East Parade entrance will only be accessible via stairs.
Once the concourse is complete and lifts are installed, cyclists wishing to cross the tracks at the station will need to dismount and use the lifts to access the concourse and cross the tracks. Alternatively, cyclists can cross the tracks at the Lord Street underpass or the Graham Farmer freeway pathways.


The real challenge is the four day closure of the midland line from 21 to 25th Sept
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Scott_C
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Re: East Perth Station footbridge closing 21 September

Postby Scott_C » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:09 pm

Thoglette wrote:The real challenge is the four day closure of the midland line from 21 to 25th Sept

Unless you like carrying your bike up and down stairs it will remain challenging until the lifts are installed and commissioned (sometime later this year) as there will be no temporary ramp on the East Parade (Midland line PSP) side of the railway and the alternatives routes are not cyclist friendly.

matthecat
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Re: East Perth Station footbridge closing 21 September

Postby matthecat » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:01 am

As per a previous thread some caution around the area will be needed judging by the amount of stuff being stockpiled in the carpark. There will be ongoing deliveries as well - hopefully traffic management and some cleaning of the PSP during & after.
Hopefully the lifts are a bit more reliable than those they installed at Bassendean Station when they took away the ramps & replaced with stairs. Fairly regular breakdowns leaves my kids no option than to lug their bikes up the steps on the way to school (as the overpass is the only controlled crossing on Guildford Rd). Not sure what they do with wheelchair bound folk!

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