Request for Proposal released for METRONET’s Lakelands Station

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has released an interim report on long-term priorities and actions for the development of digital and telecommunication technologies within the rail industry.The Western Australian Government has invited contractors to submit a Request for Proposal in a competitive early contract involvement process.

This will lead to a design and construct contract for the new METRONET station including a bus interchange and a car park.

Lakelands Station will be built between Warnbro and Mandurah stations which are currently 23 kilometres apart. It is expected to ease the growing demand for public transport in the southern suburbs of Perth.

Taking the pressure off Mandurah and Warnbro stations will also reduce the need for commuters to travel significant distance to access train services.

Construction will take place off Lake Valley Drive. It will include two platforms, park and ride or kiss and ride facilities, a bus interchange and cycling facilities.

When the expression of interest period is over, two proponents will be chosen to create a more detailed submission.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said this is an important step in making the Lakelands Station project a reality, delivering better access to METRONET for local residents.

“The station will take pressure off the nearby existing stations, and provide commuters with access to bus services and lockable cycling facilities,” she said.

The project is jointly funded with the Federal Government committing 80 per cent and the Western Australian Government making up the rest.

Construction is expected to start in early 2021 with an operational station by 2023.

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