Airport Central Community Zone

Works update

The construction site for Airport Central Station has been established directly south of the Perth Airport control tower near terminals 1 and 2.

While the majority of construction was initially located underground, structures of height have appeared recently. This includes the elevated entry to the Skybridge, which will provide passengers with an undercover connection between the train station and terminals. Learn more about the Skybridge here.

The first part of the station's steel structure, a 14m-long steel column supporting the escalator landing, has been installed in February and preparation works are underway for the installation of the escalator landing structure. The 35m-long escalator is due to arrive on site in May.

Of the two remaining sections of the 150m-long concourse slab the eastern end has been poured successfully and formwork is now being stripped, while preparations are underway for the pour of the western infill slab.

The new year has also seen construction commence on the second of nine staircases. Once complete it will connect platform and concourse levels as part of the station emergency escape routes. Works on the seven remaining staircases to be built throughout the station will begin in the coming months. Two of these staircases will be accessible by the public and the remainder will be used for a combination of staff access and emergency egress.

Airport Central Station

With air passenger traffic more than doubling in the past decade, Perth Airport is undergoing a major redevelopment, which includes relocating and consolidating the domestic and international terminals by 2025. This presents a unique opportunity to integrate the redevelopment with the new Forrestfield-Airport Link via a station at the central terminal site.

By 2021, passengers will be able to travel by train to the airport, stopping at the underground Airport Central Station currently under construction near the control tower at Perth Airport.

Once opened, Airport Central Station will create a seamless journey from the airport terminals via the Skybridge, an elevated and enclosed walkway featuring travelators and lift. Passengers will enter the station via the walkway and travel by lift or escalator down to the concourse level, where the station facilities including ticketing are located. They will then continue through the SmartRider fare gates down to the platform level to meet the train.

View an animation of the future Skybridge here.

To find out more, view the Airport Central Station fact sheet


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View the Airport Central Station animation.

Airport Central Station Image Gallery

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The rail journey from Airport Central Station to the CBD


enclosed walkway between the station and terminals


fare to the CBD