Airport Central Community Zone

Works update

Construction of the link between the airport terminals and the station is progressing, with all twelve Skybridge steel frame modules now in place. Once complete, the Skybridge will provide an undercover access point to Airport Central Station. From this point, passengers will be able to travel by escalator or lift down to the concourse level. Learn more about the Skybridge here.

The station’s triple escalator system, which is 35m long and 15m high, has also been installed. Once operational, it will take 55 seconds to travel from top to bottom and a total of 8200 passengers can be transported per hour. It is the longest single-span uninterrupted escalator in the Southern Hemisphere. View footage of the escalator installation here.

Steel frame work is continuing along the walls in the atrium. With this job nearing completion, crews will be able to install services shortly, followed by aluminium cladding early next year.

At the lowest level of the station, the train platform is now 75 per cent complete. The final section of the platform will be completed next year, to allow the continued transport of materials between the tunnels during construction until then. 

Airport Central Station

With air passenger traffic more than doubling in the past decade, Perth Airport is undergoing a major redevelopment, which includes relocating and consolidating the domestic and international terminals by 2025. This presents a unique opportunity to integrate the redevelopment with the new Forrestfield-Airport Link via a station at the central terminal site.

By 2021, passengers will be able to travel by train to the airport, stopping at the underground Airport Central Station currently under construction near the control tower at Perth Airport.

Once opened, Airport Central Station will create a seamless journey from the airport terminals via the Skybridge, an elevated and enclosed walkway featuring travelators and lift. Passengers will enter the station via the walkway and travel by lift or escalator down to the concourse level, where the station facilities including ticketing are located. They will then continue through the SmartRider fare gates down to the platform level to meet the train.

View an animation of the future Skybridge here.

To find out more, view the Airport Central Station fact sheet


Airport Central Station - external view with tower  Airport Central Station - concourse and lifts  Airport Central Station - external view


View the Airport Central Station animation.

Airport Central Station Image Gallery

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The rail journey from Airport Central Station to the CBD


enclosed walkway between the station and terminals


fare to the CBD