Major construction works on METRONET’s new Midland Station will commence in 2023, following lodging of the Development Approval (DA) application. Preliminary designs for the new station have also been released.

 The new station will be a landmark for Midland, featuring a contemporary design reflecting the local Noongar culture and landscape against the industrial backdrop of the Midland Railway Workshops.

Midland Junction Alliance, made up of McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust), Georgiou Group, Arcadis Australia Pacific and BG&E, is building the new three-platform station between Helena and Cale streets.

Major construction on the project, which is jointly funded by the Federal and State Governments, is expected to begin in the middle of this year, with completion due in 2025.

Western Australia Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti, said, “This new train station will be the centrepiece of a revitalised Midland, and the new designs showcase a modern, accessible, and visually appealing station that connects with local businesses, residential buildings, and essential community facilities.

“With works set to begin in the middle of this year, we will start to see these designs take shape and move one step closer to having this long-overdue station upgrade to better service Midland and the growing eastern corridor.”

The new location brings the station closer to the Midland CBD and intends to improve access to sites such as Midland Health Campus and Midland Gate Shopping Centre.

The new station will include:

  • Platforms servicing the urban and regional networks
  • A pedestrian overpass accessible to the public 24/7
  • 12-stand bus interchange
  • A multi-storey car park with more than 800 bays to replace the existing at-grade carpark
  • 1km of new shared path to extend the existing network
  • A kiosk
  • Bike shelters
  • Operations facilities

The public spaces surrounding the northern and southern station entries will link to the bus interchange, kiosk, and wider precinct.

The project will also connect the Midland Line to the new Bellevue railcar depot and train assembly facility and accommodate a potential extension of the passenger rail to the future Bellevue Station.

The new Cale Street level crossing will be opened by early 2024, before the permanent closure of the current Helena Street level crossing.

The designs and DA are available on the DevelopmentWA website, with a public comment period now open.

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