Western Australia’s Public Transport Authority has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the METRONET upgrade of Bayswater Station in Perth.
Contractors are being sought to design and construct the Bayswater Station upgrade and associated works through a competitive alliance contract.
The RFP was released to market on 11 April.
The successful bidder will be required to demonstrate its ability to design and construct the station and the bridge over the King William Street/Coode Street underpass while the Midland Line remains operational.
The alliance will also complete track, signalling, civil, drainage, and overhead line works along with building retaining walls, delivering communications and control systems, and public spaces.
The upgrade will form the vital rail junction of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, Forrestfield-Airport Link and the existing Midland Line.
RFP submissions will also need to show how the parties will work around other major transport projects taking place around the Bayswater area, and deliver a value-for-money solution which minimises community impacts.
A successful alliance will also assist with work on the proposed Morley-Ellenbrook Line, by providing the connection between the Midland Line and the future rail project.
RFP applications close in May, with contract award and construction set to start by the end of 2019.
A concept informed by community
The Public Transport Authority hopes that Bayswater Station upgrade will attract investment to the town centre and help it grow into a place in which people want to live, work and visit.
The project is complex, with many engineering, traffic and access challenges to address.
Since the project was announced in March 2018 and engagement began, the team has assessed a number of options against the fixed parameters using stakeholder and community feedback received from over 300 people who attended drop-in sessions, 972 people who completed the online survey, four Community Advisory Group meetings and various feedback received over the past eight months.
This concept design balances the community’s priorities by:
- Creating new public spaces, both around the station and potentially at the Whatley Crescent-Hamilton Street connection
- Supporting pedestrian friendly streets with wider pedestrian paths in front of the retail precinct, more open space under the rail bridge, a grade separated ‘police to pub’ path, better phasing at the traffic signals and reducing road crossings for bus-train transfers
- Improving traffic conditions by reducing Whatley Crescent to one lane in each direction, removing one set of traffic signals and prioritising local traffic in the area
Creating station structure and design that integrates with the town centre
- Supporting long-term opportunities for future growth in the town centre
The Public Transport Authority will take this concept design to market. However, while the fundamental aspects of the concept design will remain, the design may see some changes as it moves into the next phase.
View the tender here.