January 2012 works update
[ACTION_DIGG] On Tuesday, 31 January, Premier Colin Barnett, Transport Minister Troy Buswell, Senator Louise Pratt (representing Federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese), and Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi visited the Perth City Link rail project site to mark the start of building the tunnel.
Unveiling the future: Perth Station artist’s impressions
During the visit each level of Government placed a memento into a time capsule, which will be buried in Perth Station to be reopened in 2031.
Among the items placed into the capsule are the artist’s impressions of what Perth Station will look like with its new features in 2014.
Sinking the Fremantle Line for the Perth City Link presents a unique opportunity to improve Perth Station. These changes include:
- a new pedestrian underpass connecting all platforms to Perth Underground, providing one seamless transfer for passengers
- new track on the Roe Street side of Platform 9 to provide greater operational flexibility during special events and to meet Perth’s growing public transport needs
- extension to the Eastern Concourse at Platform 9
- upgrades to lighting, tiling and information displays
Perth Station works
On Saturday, 14 January 2012, the new stairs on Platform 5 were completed and opened for use.
Work is well under way in preparation for the start of work on the pedestrian underpass being built in Perth Station. Sections of Platform 5 and Platform 6/7 have been demolished and machinery positioned to dig the ready to start in February 2012. Take a glimpse behind the hoarding here at the project website’s image library.
The temporary pathway to redirect passengers while this work is under way will be in place until mid-2012.
Fremantle Line tunnel
With the site cleared, Perth people can now begin to see what the result of sinking the Fremantle Line will be like.
In February, the equipment, or rigs, which will be digging the tunnel walls to create the foundations will begin operating.
Mid-2012: First section of the pedestrian underpass completed and Platform 5 reinstated.
Mid-2014: Sinking the Fremantle completed.