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Bayswater Station New station project

Bayswater

Overview

  • Rail

    Project type
  • $253 million

    Total budget
  • Under Construction

    Project phase
  • METRONET

    Lead agency
  • 350+

    Jobs supported

Bayswater Station and surrounds will become a key METRONET precinct connecting to the Midland, Airport and Morley-Ellenbrook lines, giving people the choice of travelling to Perth Airport, the Swan Valley tourist region, Perth CBD and beyond.

The New Bayswater Station Project will upgrade the station to four platforms and two entrances, plus integrated retail outlets with five place activation public spaces.

The project will also deliver rail infrastructure including a turnback, an upgraded Leake Street pedestrian underpass, improved road connectivity and an integrated bus station.

The infamous Bayswater Bridge will be removed as part of the project, with works on a new, taller rail bridge underway.

The Midland Line will be realigned to the new rail bridge during a shutdown which is now scheduled to begin in early-2023. 

Train replacement buses will be provided for the duration of the shutdown. 

Register for METRONET project updates and visit Transperth for information on service disruptions. 

  • Why is this shutdown happening?

    The shutdown of the Midland Line will facilitate the realignment of approximately 1.8km of track to service the new Bayswater Station platform, including new turnback infrastructure between Bayswater and Meltham stations, and the testing of the new equipment and its connection to the new station and rail network. 

    Other works to take place during the shutdown include: 

    • Preparation of the rail corridor – including removal of all current Overhead Line Equipment and signalling equipment and 1km of track.
    • Construction of the new track formation, track and rail systems including overhead power, signalling and communications.
    • Construction of the new Leake St Underpass.

  • What services will be affected?

    All Midland Line services will be cancelled and replacement buses will be provided.

    Transwa's Prospector, AvonLink and MerredinLink services and the privately owned Indian Pacific trans-Australia train will terminate at Midland for the duration of the shutdown.

  • What does this mean for the Airport Line?

    The Airport Line is on track to open in 2022. However, services may be affected by the Midland Line shutdown and replacement bus services would be provided. 

  • Why is this shutdown necessary?

    Multiple options were considered to complete the works. A rail line shutdown provides the safest and most efficient option that best suits the length of track being replaced and type of work required. 

  • How will these works impact nearby residents?

    There will be 24-hour round-the-clock works, deliveries and detours. Work deliveries will occur mainly along Railway Parade. Impacted residents will be notified directly. 

  • How can I prepare for this disruption?

    Consider alternative routes, travel outside peak, and allow additional time. Visit the Transperth website closer to the date to plan your journey. 

  • When is the old Bayswater Bridge coming down?

    Works to demolish the old bridge are planned once the new one is operational. 

    We are investigating options to commemorate the old bridge, with a final decision expected in the coming months. 

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Benefits

  • A new station with modern facilities and integrated bus services
  • Supports Bayswater town centre’s long-term revitalisation
  • Creation of new public spaces
  • Improved road and pedestrian safety through the introduction of better intersection phasing
  • More choice in travelling to Perth Airport, the Swan Valley and the Perth CBD

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