Airport Central Community Zone

Works update

Construction of the Skybridge between the airport terminals and the station has now reached practical completion. Once operational, the elevated walkway will provide undercover access to Airport Central Station. From this point, passengers will be able to travel by escalator or lift down to the concourse level.

Installation of the 12 steel trusses that form the station's 51m-wide roof frame has been completed. Underway is the installation of specially designed roof sheeting, which will reduce glare for pilots flying in and out of Perth airport.

Just below ground, internal fit-out is ongoing for the back-of-house rooms on the mezzanine level.

At the base level of the station, the island platform is now 75 per cent complete. The final section of the platform will be poured in the coming months, with preparation works already underway.

Crews are about to recommence fit-out on the vertical transport. First up are the escalators connecting the concourse and platform levels, followed by the large escalator located in the station's atrium. Next in line will be the station's lifts. Fit-out of these services is extensive and will take about eight months to complete.

Airport Central Station

With air passenger traffic more than doubling in the past decade, Perth Airport is undergoing a major redevelopment, which includes relocating and consolidating the domestic and international terminals by 2025. This presents a unique opportunity to integrate the redevelopment with the new Forrestfield-Airport Link via a station at the central terminal site.

By late 2021, passengers will be able to travel by train to the airport, stopping at the underground Airport Central Station currently under construction near the control tower at Perth Airport.

Once opened, Airport Central Station will create a seamless journey from the airport terminals via the Skybridge, an elevated and enclosed walkway featuring travelators and lifts. Passengers will enter the station via the walkway and travel by lift or escalator down to the concourse level, where the station facilities including ticketing are located. They will then continue through the SmartRider fare gates down to the platform level to meet the train.

View an animation of the future Skybridge here.

View an animation of the future Airport Central Station here.

To find out more, view the Airport Central Station fact sheet.


Airport Central Station Image Gallery

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The rail journey from Airport Central Station to the CBD


enclosed walkway between the station and terminals


fare to the CBD

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