Bayswater Junction

Works update

During two 56-hour shutdowns in February and March the final shift of the Midland Line tracks was completed and the new section of the alignment commissioned.

These tracks are now located in their permanent locations just south of their original location, following temporary relocation in December 2017 to make room for the construction of the Bayswater Junction dive structure.

Next steps include noise and vibration monitoring during the months of April and May.

A further shutdown will be required to tie-in rail systems (e.g. signalling, communications etc.) later this year.

Works also continue on sections of the principal shared path (PSP) alongside Whatley Crescent. This includes installation of services, fences and asphalt. 

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. 

Planting of trees and other vegetation along the alignment will be undertaken in spring 2021 when asphalting works around the PSP are complete.

Fit-out of the portal building is ongoing, with recent works including fitting of louvres to enable airflow to the tunnel ventilation fans. The installation of the lift car, which can transport passengers from the tunnel to the surface in case of an emergency, is nearing completion.

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


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