Kelmscott Station upgrade on track
The Kelmscott Train Station rejuvenation project is on track to finish in late September.
Visiting the site works today, Planning and Infrastructure Minister and local member Alannah MacTiernan said the north (Perth) end of the platform had been upgraded and the existing shelter renovated.
“The north end was re-opened to the public in March, though some minor work is still ongoing,” Ms MacTiernan said.
“Major works are now taking place at the southern end of the platform.
“The steel structures for the new shelter have been put into place and the station is really starting to take shape.”
The project, part of the Public Transport Authority’s Building Better Train Stations program, includes:
- upgrading the existing platforms and the bus roadway;
- a new shelter canopy and customer services booth;
- upgraded ticket vending machines, SmartRider card processors and customer information services;
- new drop-off bays, entry shelters and public toilets; and
- new roundabouts on Railway Avenue and Streich Avenue.
The Minister said Kelmscott Station was unique in that the bus interchange was integrated with the platform.
“This layout - which has been changed temporarily but will be restored - allows the direct transfer of passengers between buses and trains,” she said.
“At the completion of works, the buses will be re-routed back from the temporary stands in the old car park on to the platform.”
Doric Engineering was awarded the $10.8million contract in July last year and started the upgrade in September.
The Public Transport Authority is working with the Armadale Redevelopment Authority, the City of Armadale and Main Roads WA to deliver the Kelmscott Town Centre Redevelopment Scheme, launched by Ms MacTiernan in May 2006.