As part of the PTA’s Turnout, Points and Crossing Upgrade program,
three turnouts – which allow trains to switch between two tracks – were replaced on the Midland Line.
The turnouts, located just south of Bassendean Station near the
Collier Road crossing, were installed between the 1970s and 1990s and were due for replacement. The upgrade provided reliable and
fit-for-purpose track infrastructure to meet the PTA’s current
Work included improving the existing track structure throughout
the area by installing a new capping layer (foundation under the tracks)
as well as removal and replacement of the existing turnouts.