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Joint Media Statement – Work on Byford rail extension continues

The Byford Rail Extension continues to progress, with all rail infrastructure between Armadale and Byford and the rail bridges over Neerigen Brook and Wungong Brook now removed.

Major earthworks have started along the rail corridor in preparation for laying ballast, sleepers, and rail.

More than 25 per cent of the piers have been installed to support the elevated rail over Armadale Road, Forrest Road, and Church Avenue.

Other major works include:

  • Over 50 per cent of earthworks for the Byford Station site completed, including the bus interchange and parking areas;
  • More than half of the walls forming the Byford Station metropolitan platform installed;
  • Piling completed for the eastern side of the Eleventh Road bridge, and;
  • Foundations commenced for Larsen Road pedestrian bridge.

Sustainability is a key focus for the project with a new renewable diesel (HVO100) trial about to start, a first in the Western Australian construction industry.

The project will connect residents in Byford and the wider Serpentine-Jarrahdale area to the Perth CBD on a seamless 42-minute train journey. It will deliver a new Byford Station in the existing rail corridor 400 metres north of Abernethy Road, linking the old and new town centre with pedestrian-friendly east-west connections.

It will also rebuild Armadale Station as a new elevated station passing through the town centre, remove level crossings at Armadale Road, Forrest Road, and Church Avenue, and provide about 8km of continuous shared path for pedestrians and cyclists.

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