The Western Australian Government has released a new tender for a major fibre-optic cable upgrade on a 6km stretch of the Perth METRONET.
The $1 million project forms one of a number of early works that will pave the way for construction of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line and the Bayswater Station upgrade.
The work will involve will involve re-routing the current alignment of 6km of fibre-optic cable from the northern side of the train turnback area to the south.
Freeing up this space will enable construction of the Bayswater turnback to facilitate the operation of future rail lines such as Morley-Ellenbrook.
Offering the cable re-routing as a separate tender and starting work as early as possible will enable the winning tenderer for the design and construction of the Bayswater project to begin work quickly once the contract is awarded.
WA Acting Transport Minister, Sue Ellery, said, “These works are the first on-site works for two high-quality METRONET projects, which will eventually change the way north-eastern suburban residents commute and travel.”
The cable re-routing tender, which was released October 10 and will close on October 31. The contract is expected to be awarded in November.
View the tender here.