This month, referral of the project to governing bodies, the state Department of Environmental Affairs and the Federal Department of the Environment, marks a milestone for the project.
The first major contract for the Forrestfield-Airport Link project was awarded in September for geotechnical studies and since then, the project has come a long way. These studies have been continuing to find out more detailed information about the ground conditions.
Six community sessions – taking place over a three-week period – were completed this month across the new rail line route.
Not one, but two major milestones can be ticked off on the project's to-do list this month.
The last piece of track has been laid on the METRONET Forrestfield-Airport Link, a major milestone towards the project's completion.
Track laying for the future Airport Line is more than 95 per cent complete, with only a few sections of slab track and ballasted track left to complete.
Last week Transport Minister Rita Saffioti MLA announced that the first operational trains for the Airport Line are expected to run in the first half of 2022.
Spurring off the existing Midland Line, the Forrestfield- Airport Link is a new rail service to Perth’s eastern suburbs. This landmark transport project will enhance the existing network by providing three new stations connected via twin-bored tunnels.