Bayswater Community Zone

Works update

Works are progressing well in and around the Bayswater construction site. With the completion of the rail overpass, excavation of the dive structure, in conjunction with the installation of temporary and permanent struts, has been a major focus.

To date, more than 30,000 tonnes of soil have been removed from the 400m long dive structure which will form the entry/exit point to the tunnels for trains. The surplus Bassendean Sand, which can be found up to a depth of eight metres, is being transported to Forrestfield where it is used to backfill the station’s retaining wall. It is expected that 90,000t of material will be reused at Forrestfield by the end of the year, addressing a key component of the project’s sustainability program. Excavation is scheduled to be completed late-November.

After completion of the concrete slabs for the 100m long rail overpass at Bayswater Junction, excavation underneath the overpass has now commenced. A total of 804 cubic metres of concrete was used to build the structure, which will enable the city-bound Midland Line to cross over the Forrestfield Line.

The large retaining wall built adjacent to Railway Parade to support the temporary Midland Line has been turned into a piece of art thanks to PTA's Right Track program. Perth urban artist Drew Straker, in conjunction with 75 up-and-coming junior artists, completed the work of art inspired by native animals and WA landscapes. The mural, 500m in length, is the longest of its kind in WA and one of the longest in the Southern Hemisphere.

The cycle path that previously travelled through the construction site has been diverted to Whatley Crescent. Additionally, the road speed has been reduced to 30kph in that area to enable cyclists to travel safely through the area. View shared path map here

The reinstatement of the embankment of the cross passage site at the Guildford Road exit off Tonkin Highway is underway following the completion of jet grouting activities.

The next major activity will be the construction of the dive structure base slab which includes waterproofing and sealing, followed by a series of concrete pours.

View the latest Bayswater Junction community update.

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

Bayswater Station will become a major transport hub with the Forrestfield-Airport Link and the proposed Morley-Ellenbrook Line connecting to the Transperth network here.

To reflect its importance as an interchange station and heart of the Bayswater town centre, the station will undergo a major upgrade. Also additional rail infrastructure will be built between Bayswater and Meltham stations. 

The METRONET team and the City of Bayswater are working together to create a precinct and station upgrade that provides the best outcomes for the network and local community.

For more information visit the METRONET website

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