As part of the PTA’s Turnout, Points and Crossing Upgrade program,
three turnouts – which allow trains to switch between two tracks – will
be replaced on the Midland Line.
The turnouts, located just south of Bassendean Station near the
Collier Road crossing, were installed between the 1970s and 1990s and
are now due for replacement. The upgrade will provide reliable and
fit-for-purpose track infrastructure which meet the PTA’s current
Works will include improving the existing track structure throughout
the area by installing a new capping layer (foundation under the tracks)
as well as removing and replacing the existing turnouts.