- Evolve Bayswater Alliance named preferred proponent to design and build the new Bayswater Station project
- Another METRONET project milestone set to create jobs and boost the economy
- New METRONET station will form a junction for the Midland Line, Forrestfield-Airport Link and Morley-Ellenbrook Line
- Project will inject further vibrancy into Bayswater town centre
- Current 1960s structure to be replaced with modern facility
The McGowan Government has reached another METRONET milestone with a preferred tenderer chosen to design and build the new Bayswater Station.
Evolve Bayswater Alliance (Coleman Rail) was identified as the preferred proponent to build the major METRONET project, which is set to support more than 350 jobs.
The new station will form a major transport hub linking the Midland Line to METRONET's future Forrestfield-Airport Link and Morley-Ellenbrook Line, as well as key cycling routes.
It is one of many major infrastructure projects in Western Australia - either underway or in the pipeline - that will assist in WA's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The scope of the $253 million new Bayswater Station project includes a new station building, surrounding precinct works and the new platforms and rail infrastructure to support the Forrestfield-Airport Link and the future connection with the Morley-Ellenbrook Line.
A rail turnback required for Forrestfield-Airport Link operations will also be built west of the new train station.
The first island platform (with a track on each side) will be built while the current line and station continues operation, ensuring impacts to commuters and the local community will be minimised.
Trains will begin using the new platforms once they are completed, which will allow the old station to be removed and a second island platform to be built to accommodate the Morley-Ellenbrook Line.
Early works at Bayswater Station started last year, including works to relocate the City of Bayswater's iconic 80-year-old Kurrajong tree to Bert Wright Park. Work is also underway to relocate the main cable route and construct additional passenger parking at Meltham and Ashfield stations for use during construction.
Preferred proponent Evolve Bayswater Alliance (Coleman Rail) has been involved in several Main Road projects such as the Ashton Street Bridge, Hamilton Street Bridge and the two new bridges on Albany Highway in Williams.
Once the Forrestfield-Airport Link opens, there will be increased service frequency during peak periods between the new Bayswater Station and Claremont Station.
Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
"Bayswater is on track to becoming one of Perth's best connected communities, with access to three rail lines and many bus services.
"Building this project, combined with construction of other nearby major projects like the Tonkin Gap and Morley-Ellenbrook Line, will help support the WA economy through some tough times ahead.
"In times like these it's important we continue to progress the projects that will provide work for local businesses and keep workers in their jobs. This will ultimately support the State's wider economy.
"This exciting METRONET project will allow us to build a better public transport network that links Perth with growing outer suburbs like Ellenbrook and Forrestfield."
Comments attributed to Maylands MLA Lisa Baker:
"Along with the community of Bayswater, I'm pleased to see this important project continue to progress - a bright light in a challenging time.
"Bayswater Station is more than just a public transport project - the wider Bayswater community will also benefit with new public spaces and more pedestrian-friendly streets around the station."
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