City Busport Alliance, Perth
The City Busport Alliance (Public Transport Authority, Multiplex, and consultants BG&E) has delivered a new state-of-the-art underground bus station, Perth Busport.
Perth Busport has replaced the ageing Wellington Street Bus Station with an Australian-first dynamic stand-allocation underground bus station. Construction started early 2014 and the station officially opened to the public in July 2016.
The project has delivered Perth commuters one of the world’s most modern and sophisticated bus stations. By moving its operations underground, it has also allowed the key thoroughfares of King and Queen streets to reconnect Perth to Northbridge.
With the Busport complete, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is currently redeveloping the above-ground area into a vibrant mix of transit, commercial and retail zones, public spaces and living opportunities.
TYPE OF PROJECT:
- The bus project area is 420 metres in length.
- The existing Wellington Street Bus Station is the second busiest public transport facility in Perth.
- By 2031, an estimated 200 buses an hour will use the new Perth Busport.
- Perth Busport is 200m long, 50m wide and five metres high.
- 22,000 cubic metres, or approximately nine Olympic-size swimming pools of concrete poured.
BGE Civil Engineers