Bayswater Community Zone

Works update

Trains are now operating on the temporarily relocated Midland Line. Traffic controls along Railway Parade have been removed and the site office has been relocated to the main dive portal site at the junction of Whatley Crescent and Newton Street, just off Guildford Road. A community art project will soon be underway to decorate the retaining wall along Railway Parade.

Diaphragm wall construction at the main dive portal site has started. The remaining section of the temporary shared path diversion that takes cyclists along Guildford Road, along the outside of the construction site and into Whatley Crescent is now open. The new path is sign posted and traffic management is in place where cyclists, motorists and trucks entering and exiting the site need to exercise caution. Cyclists have been travelling on Whatley Crescent for several months and road speed has been reduced to 30kph in that area to enable cyclists to travel safely through the area. View shared path map here

Bayswater Junction

Bayswater Junction refers to the area of rail reserve between Railway Parade and Whatley Crescent (from Cobden Street to Guildford Road) where the Forrestfield Line spurs from the Midland Line and trains will enter/exit the two twin-bored tunnels.

Bayswater Junction includes:

  • Dive structure (an underground, open-air structure which leads towards the tunnel portal),
  • Rail overpass (located above the dive structure, where trains travelling on the Midland Line will cross the Forrestfield Line),
  • Tunnel portal (underground structure where trains travelling on the Forrestfield Line will enter/exit the tunnels),
  • Supporting infrastructure (tunnel portal building).

View aerial images of how we expect Bayswater will look post-construction of the new line.

Bayswater Station

As part of the Forrestfield-Airport Link project, Bayswater Station will receive a Disability and Discrimination Act (DDA) upgrade to ensure it is compliant with state and national standards. These upgrades aim to improve access for all passengers as well as increase security and amenity. The upgrades will include:

  • Improved lighting, CCTV through the train station precinct
  • Reconfigured car bays
  • Improved line markings and pedestrian / wheelchair access (including ramps)
  • Platform shelters and public art where applicable.

Bayswater Community Group 

Engagement with local businesses and residents remains a focus for the project team. To help ensure we remain aware of local issues, the project team has established community advisory groups for each of the project's community zones.

At these meetings, Bayswater Community Group members are presented with design information and details of project progress, and asked to provide feedback, guidance and local knowledge during the temporary and permanent track and civil works on the Midland Line that will connect the new Forrestfield Line to Perth.


Total onsite workforce throughout the project


extension to the rail network


the year the TBMs arrive at Bayswater Junction