Forrestfield Community Zone

Works update

Tunnelling at Forrestfield, the site that hosts the infrastructure vital to tunnel boring machine (TBM) operations, began in August (TBM Grace) and October (TBM Sandy) 2017. The site is operating 24 hours a day to support tunnelling activities, including processing excavated soil and treating water for reuse in the tunnelling process.

Forrestfield Station is starting to take shape with the construction of the station’s platform and concourse levels now in progress.

Both platform foundation walls have been completed, as have the escalator and lift pit walls. Backfilling has commenced while hydraulic services installation is being finalised.

At concourse level, seven separate concrete pours have been completed for the station’s 130m-long concourse slab. The slab is expected to be finalised by the end of March, by which time a total of 300 cubic metres of concrete will have been poured. Installation of steel, to form the station roof, will commence shortly.

South of the station, brickwork has been completed on the stowage building where trains will be stored and maintained when not in use. Pre-cast concrete planks, which form the stowage platform, are currently being installed.

At the northern end of the site work on the portal building is progressing well with plans to start installation of building services in the next few weeks. Casting of the main slab for the portal building will follow along with construction of lift and stair shafts. The portal building houses the controls to operate and maintain the tunnels.

Works to reinstate Dundas Road, following the incident that occurred at the first tunnel-to-tunnel cross passage in September, have been completed. Survey works have begun in the area to identify any underground infrastructure that needs to be considered while planning of the final road design for the station's precinct is undertaken.  

View a map of how we expect the area around Forrestfield Station to look post-construction.

Forrestfield Station

Located adjacent to Dundas Road, east of the Forrestfield freight marshalling yard and south of Maida Vale Road, Forrestfield Station will provide an accessible and efficient transport option to and from the city for Perth’s eastern suburbs and foothills.

Passengers will enter Forrestfield Station at an elevated arrival area with a clear view down to the 150m long island platform below. Access to the platform will be via a SmartRider fare gate, with escalators, lifts and stairs taking passengers to the lower level to meet the train.

There will be facilities for passengers arriving at the station by bus, car, bicycle or foot, with eight active bus bays, parking for up to 1900 vehicles and safe cycle and pedestrian routes.

To find out more, view the Forrestfield Station and Forrestfield Station multi-deck car park fact sheets.

FAL-SINRW-AR-RPT-00013.B.FR 619636438884580597190  FAL-SINRW-AR-RPT-00013.B.FR 616   FAL-SINRW-AR-RPT-00013.B.FR 614

Please click to download the high resolution artist impressions of the Forrestfield Station entrance, concourseplatform and/or aerial view of the station.   

The project team is working closely with local government to ensure the new station compliments their vision for the future of the local area. For more information about local planning visit the City of Kalamunda's website

Forrestfield 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, Forrestfield Community Group members are presented with design information and details of project progress, and asked to provide feedback, guidance and local knowledge during site establishment and early construction works.

Forrestfield Station Image Gallery

9800

The number of daily trips from Forrestfield Station by 2022

8

The number of bus bays at Forrestfield Station

2-zone

fare to the CBD

20 minutes

The rail journey from Forrestfield Station to the CBD