Bayswater Community Zone

Works update

In preparation for the TBMs approaching the portal, some works were required on services currently located under the principal shared path (PSP) adjacent to Guildford Road. As a result, a section of the PSP has been temporarily shifted on to Guildford Road from mid-January to May. There will be times when a second route will be required, using an existing path on the eastern side of Guildford Road. Traffic management will be in place to guide PSP users.

View a map of the temporary changes to the PSP.

Within the dive structure construction of the portal building has been put on hold following the completion of the building’s lift shaft, which now spans several levels.

Current activity at the eastern end of the site is largely focussed around the removal of TBM Grace, who arrived at Bayswater Junction mid-February. With all gantries now craned out of the dive structure, the first few truckloads have left site scrapyard-bound. Some parts of the TBM are suitable for reuse and will be sold back to the manufacturer. 

Earthworks to prepare for the installation of rail at the western end of site will commence in the second quarter. Delivery of rail lengths is now finalised.

Early works have commenced on sections of the principal shared path (PSP) alongside Whatley Crescent. This includes earthmoving and installation of services such as lighting. First asphalt is planned to be laid shortly.

The section of the PSP located within the construction boundary will remain closed until the project is completed, with the current diversion along Whatley Crescent staying active. While work and heavy vehicle movement is still ongoing, this is the safest option for cyclists and pedestrians. 

Installation of the infrastructure supporting the trains for the Forrestfield and Midland lines will commence in May. This includes masts for overhead lines, as well as signalling infrastructure.

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 a map of the Bayswater Junction design - western section. (3.28MB)

View a map of the Bayswater Junction design - eastern section. (5.86MB)

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

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