Bayswater Community Zone
Bayswater Junction refers to the tunnel portal (also known as a dive structure) in the road reserve near Tonkin Highway, just west of Guildford Road. This will provide the entry for trains to the tunnels, starting their underground journey to Forrestfield.
Two TBMs will begin tunnelling two months apart at Forrestfield from mid-2017, breaking through the tunnel portal at Bayswater in mid-2019.
A lot of activity is planned within the Bayswater area over the next few years - all works are within the rail reserve.
The existing Midland Line will be moved temporarily further north (toward Railway Parade) for approximately two years to create space for the new Forrestfield tracks to be added. A new Midland Line will then be built in a ‘crossover’ of the Forrestfield Line.
A Development Application will be submitted early 2017 for Temporary Site Facilities so the project site can be established ready for work on the tunnel portal to begin late 2017.
The temporary facilities will include fencing, site buildings, car parking and laydown areas.
Please click here to view a map of the Bayswater construction footprint.
Please click here to view aerial images of how we expect Bayswater will look post-construction of the new line.