Bayswater Community Zone

Works update

At the Bayswater Junction portal, works on the portal building’s lift shaft have been completed, with the shaft now spanning several levels.

Currently under construction is the topping slab, which will enable the building to sit partly atop the dive structure. Once finalised, works in this area will be put on hold until both TBMs have broken through into the dive structure. Here they will be dismantled and craned out in sections, some of which will be recycled by the manufacturer.

At the western end of the site, the final section of the 232m-long principal shared path (PSP) retaining wall has been poured, with backfilling ongoing.

At the Midland Line overpass, where trains travelling from Midland to Perth will cross over the Forrestfield Line, steel and concrete works have recommenced for construction of the overpass ballast box. The ballast box effectively consists of concrete walls and a base of coarse aggregate (ballast) responsible for holding the rail track in place, while allowing rainwater to drain.

View a map of the Bayswater Junction design - western section. (3.28MB)

View a map of the Bayswater Junction design - eastern section.

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. (3.01MB)

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 Junction Image Gallery


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Railway Parade mural


extension to the rail network


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