With tunnel boring machines now clear of Perth Airport’s main runway, construction of the Skybridge connecting the airport’s Terminal 1 to the new Airport Central Station will begin soon as part of the Forrestfield-Airport Link project.
The elevated 280-metre long walkway will connect passengers arriving at or leaving the airport by rail and is being delivered as part of the $1.86 billion project to connect Forrestfield to Perth and Perth Airport.
The project will be delivered by Georgiou Group, working for Perth Airport, using funding provided as part of the larger project.
Construction of the new station at the airport is already making headway, with columns to support the different levels within the station box almost finished, with the final one now under construction.
Delivery of the elevator pit has commenced, as has construction of the elevated walkway connection, which will be part of the main entrance to the station.
Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown welcomed the progress being made on the new station and Skybridge.
“The Skybridge will connect the station with current and future terminal infrastructure, and we will be looking at opportunities to create a ‘sense of place’ in the walkway which will offer visitors a great welcome to Western Australia,” Mr. Brown said.
“Perth Airport’s focus is on providing an efficient and modern airport that will provide the level of service and facilities that Western Australia deserves to have as Australia’s Western Hub, well into the future.
Construction of the Skybridge will be completed for when the first trains run on the Forrestfield Line.