Bayswater Community Zone

Works update

Concrete pours have commenced for the construction of the base slab for the Bayswater dive structure. Building the base slab requires pouring 4050 cubic metres of concrete, which will be completed over 18 separate sessions. Of the 18 pours four were completed last 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:

 February 2019    March 2019  April 2019
  • Pour 5 - Thursday 7 (complete)
  • Pour 6 - Wednesday 20
  • Pour 7 - Tuesday 12 
  • Pour 8 - Tuesday 19
  • Pour 9 - Wednesday 27 
  • Pour 10 - Thursday 4

 

 

 

 

After completing the construction of the base slab for the Midland Line overpass in the second half of 2018, focus has now shifted to the southern retaining wall. Once poured and cured, the 160m-long wall will be backfilled with 4800 cubic metres of soil excavated from the dive structure. The finished construction will enable the city-bound Midland Line to cross over the Forrestfield Line.

Excavation of the dive structure is ongoing and 85 per cent complete. To date, more than 50,000 tonnes of soil have been removed.

Later this month the now redundant main drain pipes, replaced by new pipes laid by a micro-tunnelling machine mid last year, will be removed.

Other upcoming works include the construction of the second and third retaining wall for the principal shared path (PSP) along Whatley Crescent, followed by preparation works for the construction of noise walls.

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

2000

Total onsite workforce throughout the project

8.5km

extension to the rail network

500m

Length of the Railway Parade retaining wall mural