Bayswater Community Zone

Works update

 Works at Bayswater continue to focus on construction of the 400m long dive structure which will form the entry/exit point to the tunnels for trains. Following the completion of diaphragm walls (d-walls), excavation has begun with more than 1000 tonne of soil removed to date (approximately two per cent of the total amount to be excavated from the site). Struts and walers are being installed to support the d-walls before excavation progresses further. A section of a water drain situated within the rail corridor also needs to be relocated to allow these works to be completed. This requires some out of hours’ work and the temporary closure of a section of Whatley Crescent from 14 June.

Further along the dive structure, adjacent to Whatley Crescent, work has also begun to construct the concrete slab cross-over for the Midland Line. The city-bound train will travel over the dive structure on the overpass bridge before merging with the Forrestfield Line near Bayswater Station. There will be four separate concrete pours to construct the 100m long slab.

The cycle path that previously travelled through the construction site has been diverted to Whatley Crescent. The road speed has been reduced to 30kph in that area to enable cyclists to travel safely through the area. View shared path map here

The community art project to decorate the large retaining wall supporting the rail line along Railway Parade is progressing well with parts of the final artwork visible already. 

View the latest Bayswater Junction community update.

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 Forrestfield Line),
  • Tunnel portal (underground structure where trains travelling on the Forrestfield Line will enter/exit the tunnels),
  • Supporting infrastructure (tunnel portal building).

View aerial images of how we expect Bayswater will look post-construction of the new line.

Bayswater Station

Bayswater Station will become a major transport hub with the Forrestfield-Airport Link and the proposed Morley-Ellenbrook Line connecting to the Transperth network here.

To reflect its importance as an interchange station and heart of the Bayswater town centre, the station will undergo a major upgrade. Also additional rail infrastructure will be built between Bayswater and Meltham stations. 

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

Bayswater Community Group 

Engagement with local businesses and residents remains a focus for the project team. To help ensure we remain aware of local issues, the project team has established community advisory groups for each of the project's community zones.

At these meetings, Bayswater Community Group members are presented with design information and details of project progress, and asked to provide feedback, guidance and local knowledge during the temporary and permanent track and civil works on the Midland Line that will connect the new Forrestfield Line to Perth.


Total onsite workforce throughout the project


extension to the rail network


the year the TBMs arrive at Bayswater Junction