Bayswater Junction refers to the tunnel portal (also known as a dive structure) which will be built in the road reserve near Tonkin Highway, just west of Guildford Road. This will provide the entry/exit for trains to the tunnels. Two TBMs will begin tunnelling two months apart at Forrestfield from mid-2017, breaking through the tunnel portal at Bayswater in mid-2019.
The existing Midland Line needs to be temporarily relocated further north (toward Railway Parade) for approximately two years to create space for the construction of the Bayswater Junction and new Forrestfield train tracks. A new Midland Line will then be built in a ‘crossover’ of the Forrestfield Line.
A lot of activity is planned within the Bayswater area over the next few years to prepare for the TBMs arrival - all works are within the rail reserve.