Public transport information for Chelsea FC vs Perth Glory soccer match at Optus Stadium

Chelsea's Gary Cahill lifts the FA Cup after Chelsea beat Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 19. Picture: Rob Newell/CameraSport/Getty Images
Chelsea's Gary Cahill lifts the FA Cup after Chelsea beat Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 19. Picture: Rob Newell/CameraSport/Getty Images

FOOTBALL fans attending Monday night’s blockbuster football match between Perth Glory and Chelsea FC will not be able to attend special event services from Transperth, with the service only available after the game.

The meeting between the Glory and the Blues starts at 7.30pm with travel cost included as part of the ticket.

Spectators attending the game are advised to allow plenty of time and plan their journey via the Transperth website.

After the game, the usual special-event buses will run along the eight suburban routes with the 661 running in the reverse direction starting at the base of the bridge.

Trains

Fans will need to use existing Transperth train or bus network to reach the city and board a train at Perth station.

Trains to the stadium from Perth will run in seven-minute intervals starting from 2.37pm.

Armadale and Thornlie services will stop at Stadium station.

Buses

Fans should use the existing bus feeder network to get to the city, then change to a bus or train to reach Optus Stadium.

Plenty of fans are anticipated to travel to the game directly from work following the Matagarup Bridge being open, which will allow the 661 CBD shuttle to operate from 4.55pm, along Wellington/Milligan streets, St Georges Terrace/Bennett Street to the bridge, anti-clockwise before the game and clockwise afterwards.

The 661 CBD shuttle no longer stops at Elizabeth Quay bus station.

The special event buses to Karrinyup, Mirrabooka, Morley, Ellenbrook, Canning Vale, Curtin, Fremantle and Hamilton Hill will operate to get fans home after the game.

Ferry

Travel on the Transperth ferry between Elizabeth Quay and South Perth is included in the joint-ticketing arrangement.

All other ferry services require an additional fare payment.

Moore Street crossing closures

The pedestrian and level crossings on Moore Street will be closed between 5pm and midnight.

Travellers can use the McIver station underpass at the east end of the station.

McIver and Claisebrook Station closures

Trains on the Armadale and Midland lines will not stop at Claisebrook or McIver stations between 8.49pm and 10.52pm. Train replacement buses will be operating during this time.

Route 905 runs on a 10-minute frequency between Perth Busport and East Perth station, stopping at Claisebrook, McIver and Perth stations and at Wellington Street after Forrest Place (Stop 12924).

Parking

The joint-ticketing arrangement does not cover parking at Transperth stations. As the game is on a weekday, fans must pay for parking using their SmartRider or a cash ticket.