Airport Central Community Zone
The construction site for the Airport Central Station has been established directly south of the Perth Airport control tower.
Both TBMs, which underwent a month-long maintenance program after breaking through into the station box in May 2018, have left Airport Central Station to make room for development of site infrastructure.
In-ground services such as fire, water, sewer and storm water have been installed, tested and backfilled around the station.
After completing the first staircase in October the elevator pit has now also been constructed, bringing Airport Central Station one step closer to finalising access points for its future patrons.
Works are now underway on the entry point to the Skybridge, which will connect the station with the terminals. Formwork and scaffolding are currently being removed after the base slab was poured successfully and is now curing. The elevated sheltered walkway will create a seamless connection for passengers arriving or leaving the airport via rail. View an animation of the future Skybridge here.
Also in progress is work on the sealing rings for the eastern end of the station box. These are circular concrete structures connecting the tunnel segments and diaphragm walls, providing a waterproof seal at the tunnel entry and exit. The first of four circular ring beams connecting to Tunnel One is finished and the second one is due for completion in January 2019.