Bayswater Community Zone

Works update

In preparation for the TBMs’ final advance into the dive structure and the removal of larger TBM parts off site, 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 had been temporarily shifted on to Guildford Road in mid-January. With the TBMs now removed from site, crews are busy reinstating the orignal road layout. Some nightworks will occur until mid-July to finish this set of works.

View a map of the temporary changes to the PSP and Guildford Road

With the TBMs now out of the way, the team has been able to resume work on the portal building located above the tunnel entry and exit. The floating slab above the dive structure has recently been poured and concrete is curing. This set of works will be followed by another concrete pour – this time for the stairwell of the building.

Earthworks to prepare for the installation of rail at the western end of site has commenced in April. Some compaction work is required and as a result intermittent vibration may be experienced by nearby residents.

Early works have commenced on sections of the principal shared path (PSP) alongside Whatley Crescent. This includes earthmoving and installation of services. Keen observers may notice light poles being installed along the path within the construction site boundary. First asphalt is planned to be laid during the winter months.

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 has commenced 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 Airport Line),
  • Tunnel portal (underground structure where trains travelling on the Airport Line will enter/exit the tunnels),
  • Supporting infrastructure (tunnel portal building).

View a map of the Bayswater Junction design - western section (3.2MB)

View a map of the Bayswater Junction design - eastern section (6MB)

Bayswater Station

The new Bayswater Station will become a major transport hub with the Airport and Morley-Ellenbrook lines connecting to the Midland Line here.

To reflect its importance as an interchange station and heart of the Bayswater town centre, the station is undergoing a major upgrade, including additional rail infrastructure between Bayswater and Meltham stations to allow trains to turn around.. 

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 Junction Image Gallery


Length of the
Railway Parade mural


extension to the rail network


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