Bayswater Community Zone
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.