Bayswater Community Zone

Bayswater Junction

Bayswater Junction refers to the tunnel portal (also known as a dive structure) in the road reserve near Tonkin Highway, just west of Guildford Road. This will provide the entry for trains to the tunnels, starting their underground journey to Forrestfield.

Two TBMs will begin tunnelling two months apart at Forrestfield from mid-2017, breaking through the tunnel portal at Bayswater in mid-2019.

A lot of activity is planned within the Bayswater area over the next few years - all works are within the rail reserve. 

The existing Midland Line will be moved temporarily further north (toward Railway Parade) for approximately two years to create space for the new Forrestfield tracks to be added. A new Midland Line will then be built in a ‘crossover’ of the Forrestfield Line.
A construction site has been established near the corner of Railway Parade and Bassendean Road, Bayswater. Facilities at the site include fencing, site buildings, car parking and laydown areas. To allow safe egress to and from the site, there will be a temporary closure of one lane along a section of Railway Parade until late 2017. 

For more information view the latest Bayswater Community Zone update.

Please click here to view a map of the Bayswater construction footprint.

Please click here to 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.

Works will coincide with other construction changes to the Midland Line. Some previous examples of these upgrades are Meltham and Mount Lawley Stations on the Midland Line or Kenwick and Maddington Stations on the Armadale Line.

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