Airport Central Community Zone

Works update

The location for Airport Central Station was established directly south of the Perth Airport control tower near terminals 1 and 2.

Considerable progress is continuing on structures of height. This includes the elevated entry to the Skybridge, which will provide passengers with an undercover connection between the train station and terminals. Learn more about the Skybridge here.

The station’s triple escalator system, which is 35m long and 15m high, has now been installed. The escalator will connect the Skybridge to the concourse level. Once operational, it will take 55 seconds to travel from top to bottom and a total of 8200 passengers can be transported per hour. It is the longest single-span uninterrupted escalator in the Southern Hemisphere. View footage of the escalator installation here.

Works are ongoing on the station platform located at base level. The 150m-long central platform is being backfilled with 1800 cubic metres of sand before compaction works and the installation of services. Once complete, concrete pours for the platform slab will occur. 

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 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 lift. 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.

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


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View the Airport Central Station animation.

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