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Project

Forrestfield-Airport Link New rail service

Bayswater, High Wycombe, Perth Airport, Redcliffe

Overview

  • Rail

    Project type
  • $1.86 billion

    Total budget
  • Under Construction

    Project phase
  • METRONET

    Lead agency
  • 2000

    Jobs supported

The Forrestfield-Airport Link project will deliver a new rail service to the eastern suburbs of Perth – with three new stations at Redcliffe, Airport Central and High Wycombe.

The Airport Line, as it will be known when it opens, will spur off the existing Midland Line near Bayswater Station and run to High Wycombe through twin-bored tunnels.

Testing and commissioning is in its final stages and driver training is underway, with Airport Line operations set to officially launch on 9 October 2022 with a family fun day to mark the occasion. 

Full services commence 10 October 2022 and the Transperth timetable is available here

The line will make access to Perth Airport quicker, easier and more affordable for residents and visitors alike.

Benefits

  • Provide a viable alternative to car travel between the eastern suburbs and Perth
  • Encourage domestic and international tourism with improved access between Perth Airport and the city
  • Create additional rail capacity on the Midland Line in the inner suburbs of Perth
  • Revitalisation of the local community with improved land use planning

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