Initial works on the METRONET Byford Rail Extension to start
- METRONET Byford Rail Extension business case submitted to Infrastructure Australia
- Location of Byford Station confirmed, close to Byford Town Centre
- Works start in November on the Thomas Road level crossing project
- New Australind platform and extended pedestrian overpass at Armadale Station
- Another METRONET project underway, supporting local WA jobs
The McGowan Government is progressing work on the METRONET Byford Rail Extension with a business case for the project and the preferred location of the future Byford Station now finalised.
To help facilitate the rail line, the Thomas Road level crossing will be replaced with a road-over-rail bridge with works to commence in late-2020, supporting more than 330 jobs.
This project has been added to the scope of the $237 million Armadale Road to North Lake Road Bridge project, allowing the works to start now in order to save time and money.
Options are being considered for the other level crossings between Byford and Armadale and will form part of the main construction works.
The METRONET street-level Byford Station will be built adjacent to the emerging Byford Town Centre, within the existing rail corridor, about 8km south of Armadale Station.
The new station will have up to 600 parking bays, a bus interchange and pedestrian crossing over the railway line.
Armadale Station will also be expanded with longer platforms for six-car trains, a new Australind platform and an extended pedestrian overpass. The bus interchange will be redeveloped into a modern facility with better access to the station.
The Byford Rail Extension will now be submitted to Infrastructure Australia for consideration and to help secure Federal Government funding.
The METRONET team has worked closely with the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale on the project and there will be community information sessions held in coming weeks with more information on works.
The concept design phase for the Byford Rail Extension Project is now underway and once complete the main construction contract is expected to be awarded in mid-2021.
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