WA seeking contractors for METRONET upgrade

The Western Australian Government plans to transform the Midland TAFE campus by 2020 into a specialist training facility to equip locals with the skills to build METRONET.The Western Australian Government is seeking contractors for construct and design works on the METRONET Bayswater Station upgrade.

The upgrade will form the rail junction of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line, the Forrestfield-Airport Link and the existing Midland Line.

The contractor will be required to design and construct Bayswater Station, the bridge over the King William Street and Code Street underpass and keep the Midland Line operational.

The awarded contractor will work closely with stakeholder groups to prioritise the minimisation of construction impacts on the community.

The contract will include track, signalling, civil, drainage and overhead line works, building retaining walls, delivering communications and control systems and constructing public spaces.

Transport Minister Rita Saffoti said she hopes the upgrade will increase the attractiveness of public transport and facilitate sensible new development in the suburb.

Ms. Saffoti said Bayswater is a strategic location on the rail network highlighting the future Forrestfield — Airport link.

The successful contractor will also assist with work on the proposed Morley-Ellenbrook Line, which will provide a connection between Midland Line and future rail projects.

Work is set to start later this year.

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