Bayswater Community Zone

Works update

A few changes have occurred at Bayswater Junction in the last month, including the completion of the dry box. The dry box is located adjacent to the dive portal and it is designed to correctly pressurise the TBMs’ final break-throughs into Bayswater

The design showing how Bayswater Junction will link to Whatley Crescent has now been finalised. The key elements of the design include the new principal shared path (PSP), retaining walls and noise walls. View a detailed map for more information on the design.

Excavation of the 400m long dive structure is ongoing with the Midland Line overpass now fully excavated. The overpass will enable the city-bound Midland Line to cross over the Forrestfield Line.

To date, more than 30,000 tonnes of soil have been removed from the dive structure which will form the entry/exit point to the tunnels for trains. The surplus Bassendean Sand, which can be found up to a depth of eight metres, is being transported to Forrestfield where it is used to backfill the station’s retaining wall. It is expected that 90,000 tonnes of material will be reused at Forrestfield by the end of the year, addressing a key component of the project’s sustainability program. Excavation is scheduled to be completed late-2018.

The next major activity will be the construction of the dive structure base slab which includes waterproofing and sealing, followed by 18 separate concrete pours requiring 4050 cubic metres of concrete in total. Of the 18 pours four are scheduled to be completed before the end of the year. Due to the complexity of each pour, works are required to start early guaranteeing minimal disruption from traffic. Once a pour begins it needs to continue until completed. On the day of the pours, work will begin from 4am and continue during normal construction hours, finishing at 7pm. Out of hours approval has been received from the City of Bayswater. The dates of each of the pours may change depending on weather conditions and construction schedules.


November 2018 December 2018 February 2019
  • Pour 1 - Friday 23 (complete)
  • Pour 2 - Wednesday 28 (complete)
  • Pour 3 - Friday 7 (complete)
  • Pour 4 - Tuesday 18 (complete)
  • Pour 5 - Friday 1
  • Pour 6 - Wednesday 6
  • Pour 7 - Friday 15
  • Pour 8 - Saturday 28





The large retaining wall built adjacent to Railway Parade to support the temporary Midland Line has been turned into a piece of art thanks to PTA's Right Track program. Perth urban artist Drew Straker, in conjunction with 75 up-and-coming junior artists, completed the work of art inspired by native animals and WA landscapes. The mural, 500m in length, is the longest of its kind in WA and one of the longest in the Southern Hemisphere.

Bayswater Junction

Bayswater Junction refers to the area of rail reserve between Railway Parade and Whatley Crescent (from Cobden Street to Guildford Road) where the Forrestfield Line spurs from the Midland Line and trains will enter/exit the two twin-bored tunnels.

Bayswater Junction includes:

  • Dive structure (an underground, open-air structure which leads towards the tunnel portal),
  • Rail overpass (located above the dive structure, where trains travelling on the Midland Line will cross the Forrestfield Line),
  • Tunnel portal (underground structure where trains travelling on the Forrestfield Line will enter/exit the tunnels),
  • Supporting infrastructure (tunnel portal building).

View aerial images of how we expect Bayswater will look post-construction of the new line.

Bayswater Station

Bayswater Station will become a major transport hub with the Forrestfield-Airport Link and the proposed Morley-Ellenbrook Line connecting to the Transperth network here.

To reflect its importance as an interchange station and heart of the Bayswater town centre, the station will undergo a major upgrade. Also additional rail infrastructure will be built between Bayswater and Meltham stations. 

The METRONET team and the City of Bayswater are working together to create a precinct and station upgrade that provides the best outcomes for the network and local community.

For more information visit the METRONET website

Bayswater Community Group 

Engagement with local businesses and residents remains a focus for the project team. To help ensure we remain aware of local issues, the project team has established community advisory groups for each of the project's community zones.

At these meetings, Bayswater Community Group members are presented with design information and details of project progress, and asked to provide feedback, guidance and local knowledge during the temporary and permanent track and civil works on the Midland Line that will connect the new Forrestfield Line to Perth.

Bayswater Junction Image Gallery


Total onsite workforce throughout the project


extension to the rail network


The year the TBMs arrive at Bayswater Junction