The Western Australian Government has selected its preferred tenderer to deliver the design and construction of METRONET’s 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.
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.
WA Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti, said the project would support the state through the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“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,” Ms Saffioti said.
“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.”