The preferred alliance has been chosen to design and construct the new Bayswater Station which will connect major METRONET train lines.
The Evolve Bayswater Alliance (Coleman Rail) was chosen to build the major project, which is set to support more than 350 jobs.
Bayswater Station is set to become a vital transport hub, linking the Midland Line to the Forrestfield-Airport Link and Morley-Ellenbrook Line.
The alliance will work closely with the Public Transport Authority to progress the detailed design and construction schedule for the new station once the contract is signed.
The new $253 million station precinct will include a new station building, surrounding works and new platforms and rail infrastructure to support the Forrestfield-Airport Link and a future connection with the Morley-Ellenbrook Line.
Construction has been planned to reduce impacts to public transport users. The first island platform (with a track on each side) is to be built while the current line and station continues operation.
Then trains will begin using the new platforms once they are completed, which will allow the old station to be removed and a second island platform to be built to accommodate the Morley-Ellenbrook Line.
An 80 year old Kurrajong Tree was relocated last year to mark the start of early works. Work is also underway to relocate the main cable route and construct additional passenger parking at Meltham and Ashfield stations for use during construction.
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said Bayswater is on track to become one of Perth’s best connected communities.
“Building this project, combined with construction of other nearby major projects like the Tonkin Gap and Morley-Ellenbrook Line, will help support the WA economy through some tough times ahead,” she said.
“In times like these it’s important we continue to progress the projects that will provide work for local businesses and keep workers in their jobs. This will ultimately support the state’s wider economy.”