Bayswater Community Zone

Works update

The construction of the Bayswater Junction, near Guildford Road, requires staged works within the railway reserve and along adjacent streets

Railway Parade site: A construction site has been established near the corner of Railway Parade and Bassendean Road, Bayswater. Facilities at the site include site offices, car parking and laydown areas. To allow safe egress to and from the site, a temporary closure of one lane along a section of Railway Parade will remain in place until late 2017.   

A retaining wall, 500m long and up to 5m high, has been built adjacent to Railway Parade. The site has been backfilled ready for construction of the temporary Midland Line, to be completed by early 2018. 

Whatley Crescent site: The current cycle path which links Guildford Road to Whatley Crescent traverses the Bayswater Junction construction site. With early works now underway, the path is being closed in stages from late August. Pedestrians have been moved to an existing path on the southern side of Whatley Crescent and cyclists moved onto the road, although they can use the existing footpath if required

Southern construction site: This is where the Bayswater Junction is being built. Work is currently underway to establish the site, including clearing, earthworks and creation of a site compound for the construction team.

Upcoming out of hours' works

Dates and hours of works

Activity and equipment

Monday 27 November – Friday 1 December

 8.30pm - 4.30am

Welding, destressing, and removal of redundant infrastructure. Activities will include cutting and welding rail, removing and replacing rail fastenings, breaking concrete masts and mast foundations, removing/stockpiling overhead line equipment (OLE) fixtures and fittings.

Equipment to be used includes front end loaders, excavator, mobile crane, elevated work platforms, trucks and cutting equipment.

Monday 4 December – Friday 8 December

12.30am - 4.30am

Adjusting OLE throughout the entire site.

Equipment to be used includes elevated work platforms, Franna crane, trucks and a loader.

Friday 8 December – Monday 11 December

Weekend shut: 8pm Friday to 4am Monday

There will be a lot of activity within the rail reserve. Activities will include dragging rails, removing and replacing sleepers, cutting and welding rail, placing ballast, installation of masts new OLE equipment, removing redundant OLE wires and masts, resurfacing and regulating, commissioning signalling and running a test train.

Equipment to be used includes a tamper, regulator, loaders, excavator, on rail specialised plant, trucks, grader, roller and a motorised small rail plant.

Monday 11 December – Friday 15 December

8.30pm - 4.30am

Installing OLE including running wire, and installing fixtures and fittings across entire site. Rail profile grinding.

Track works including cutting and welding rails for the temporary relocation of the Midland Line and removal of redundant infrastructure adjacent to Railway Parade.

Equipment to be used includes a rail mounted profile grinder, front end loaders, excavator, trucks, elevated work platform, specialised rail plant and Franna crane.

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.

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