Special event buses not running before Eagles Friday night clash

Special event buses not running before Eagles Friday night clash

FOOTY fans heading to Optus Stadium can expect delays on Friday night with no special event buses running before the game.

Transperth said the buses would not be running before the Eagles game against Melbourne because the 6.10pm bouncedown clashes with the normal peak hour traffic and it did not have the buses to spare.

People living in Karrinyup, Mirrabooka, Morley and Ellenbrook will be among those who are expected to be affected by the cancellation.

One alternative could be to catch a normal timetabled bus to the city and transfer to a train to the stadium.

Transperth has also advised its special event direct trains on the Joondalup and Fremantle lines will also not operate before the match.

Fans are advised to check the Transperth website and allow extra travel time.

Commuters are also urged to allow extra travel time where possible with afternoon trains expected to be busier than usual.

Buses after the game are expected to run as normal.

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