Work to start on Butler station
- Work on $22million Butler Park ‘n’ Ride Station to start soon
- Part of $240million 7.5km extension of the Joondalup rail line
Work will soon start on construction of the Butler Park ’n’ Ride Station, which will be ready in time for services to start on the Butler rail extension in late 2014.
Transport Minister Troy Buswell said local construction company Cooper and Oxley had been awarded the $22million contract to build the new station.
“The Butler extension will provide a valuable transport service to the rapidly-growing northern communities, and will also ease congestion on the road network,” Mr Buswell said.
“We expect more than 2,000 passengers to board at the station each week day. The new Butler station will be located north of the future Butler Boulevard.
“Following a comprehensive tender and selection process, I am pleased this important project will be done by a Western Australian company with more than 60 years experience in the building and construction industry.”
The Minister said forward works for the station had been completed, and construction of the design by Coniglio Ainsworth Architects would begin this month.
Contracts for rail works were awarded in 2011 and preparation of the rail alignment is under way.
- 930 car bays at new Butler station
- 11 new buses to provide feeder services into Butler and Clarkson stations
- Three road-over-rail bridges at Landbeach Boulevard, Benenden Avenue, and the future Butler Boulevard
- Butler extension to be serviced by additional rail cars from the $164m order in 2011 for 15 new, three-car train sets