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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Forrestfield Station artist impressions released

Artist impressions of the future Forrestfield Station were released this week, giving passengers their first look at the rail link's terminus.

Transport Minister Bill Marmion said the station would include a major car park and bus interchange and was expected to open in 2020. 

"With eight bus bays and four layover bays, up to 2,500 parking bays for vehicles, a kiss-and-ride lane and cycling facilities, people will have a multitude of travel choices when the station opens," Mr Marmion said.

"Passengers catching the train at the Forrestfield station will have a 20-minute CBD journey option - compared to up to 45 minutes by car."

The station forms part of the $1.86 billion Forrestfield-Airport Link project, which will create an estimated 2,000 new jobs during the construction phase.

"The Forrestfield-Airport Link is yet another example of the State Government's strong record in delivering much needed large-scale transport infrastructure across the metropolitan area, and is expected to generate an estimated 20,000 daily boardings across the rail network," the Minister said.

"Construction of the rail line is important for improving public transport in Perth's eastern suburbs and reducing congestion in the metropolitan area.

"The Forrestfield station will change the face of the area and has been designed with the future community and the surrounding landscape of the Darling Scarp in mind.

"With its soaring eaves and geometric style, the station will offer passengers easy transfer options between rail, bus, bike, car and walking."

Fact file

  • The Forrestfield-Airport Link project will involve construction of an 8.5 kilometre rail spur off the Midland Line with twin-bored tunnels under the Swan River.
  • The project is jointly funded by the Western Australian and Australian governments ($490 million).
  • The Public Transport Authority awarded the design, construct and 10-year maintenance contract to a Salini Impregilo - NRW Joint Venture (SI-NRW) in April 2016.
  • The Forrestfield Station artist impressions are available for download here.
     
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