Construction starts on New Midland Station
Major works have started on the New Midland Station project, to deliver a state-of-the-art train station in the heart of Midland to meet the needs of the local community.
The project will build a modern, three-platform station between Helena and Cale streets, bringing it closer to the heart of Midland's town centre and improving connectivity to Midland Gate Shopping Centre and Midland Health Campus.
The new station will include a 12-stand bus interchange, a multi-storey car park with more than 800 parking bays, and secure bike parking – servicing both Midland and the wider hills communities.
Initial work will concentrate on building the car park, which has necessitated the closure of the western end of the station's existing passenger car park. The car park on Railway Parade to the east of Helena Street will also close to facilitate construction of the new station.
Once rail services are moved to the new station – expected to occur in early 2025 – the existing 55-year-old station will be decommissioned and demolished.
Preliminary designs for the new station were released earlier this year, showing a contemporary facility that reflects local Noongar culture, the industrial backdrop of the Midland Railway Workshops, and the local landscape.
The $330 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and Western Australian Governments and will be built by the Midland Junction Alliance (McConnell Dowell Constructors, Georgiou Group, Arcadis Australia Pacific and BG&E).